|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||8.00||.233||23.00||21.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Martinez (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||46||11||1|| .286|| .370|| .239|
|Last 10 Games|
Geovany Soto suffers thumb injury in wild-card game
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/1/14) Athletics catcher Geovany Soto was forced to leave Tuesday's wild-card game against the Royals in the bottom of the third inning due to a left thumb injury. Soto actually hurt his thumb applying a tag with his glove hand on Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer as he attempted to steal home in the first inning, according to MLB.com.
"He kind of pulled his thumb back on the jersey on the play at the plate, and after that it kept getting worse and worse," manager Bob Melvin said. "Certainly as a catcher you need your thumb, especially when Jon Lester is throwing cutters."
Geovany Soto available off bench Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/16/14) Athletics catcher Geovany Soto is available off the bench for Tuesday's game against the Rangers, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
"I'm good to go," Soto said Tuesday.
Soto hasn't played since leaving Friday's game due to back spasms. He has hit .211/.250/.316 in 57 at-bats.
Geovany Soto not in Tuesday's lineup
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(9/16/14) Athletics catcher Geovany Soto is not in lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers, though it is not clear if he will not be available for the game. Soto sate out Sunday's game, but vowed to be ready to play by Tuesday after suffering from back spasms during the weekend.
Geovany Soto expects to play Tuesday
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(9/14/14) Athletics catcher Geovany Soto told the Bay Area News Group that he has "no doubt" he will be sufficiently recovered from back spasms to play Tuesday against the Rangers. However, he was not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game at the Mariners and is doubtful to appear in that contest.
Derek Norris started behind the plate for the A's on Sunday.
Geovany Soto out of lineup Saturday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/13/14) Athletics catcher Geovany Soto is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners. Soto was removed from Friday's game due to back spasms, and he remains day to day with the injury.
|After confining him to a backup role in his first year-and-a-half with the team, the Rangers indicated with their indifference to the free agent market that they intend to make Geovany Soto their primary catcher in 2014 -- a role that earned him Rookie of the Year honors with the Cubs way back in 2008. He hasn't been a complete nobody since hitting .285 with a career-high 23 homers and an .868 OPS that season, putting together an equally impressive 2010 in which he hit .280 with 17 homers and an .890 OPS, but for the most part, he earned backup duty with his performance in the years that followed. That said, his nine home runs in 163 at-bats last year give reason for optimism. True, he hit only .245, but thanks in part to his advanced plate discipline, which he's had from the very beginning, his .794 OPS was significantly better than starter A.J. Pierzynski's .722. The Rangers did insure themselves by signing all-or-nothing slugger J.P. Arencibia to play a backup role, but considering he posted a .592 OPS last year, you have to believe the job is Soto's to lose. Certainly in two-catcher leagues, he's worth a late-round look. He's not beyond reviving his career at age 31.
(Updated 1/7/14) |
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