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Rangers re-sign Geovany Soto

Nov 5, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

Geovany Soto Reuters

Geovany Soto played sparingly behind A.J. Pierzynski for Texas this season, appearing in just 54 games, but with both catchers hitting the open market as free agents the Rangers have re-signed Soto to a one-year, $3 million deal.

That’s identical to the contract he signed with the Rangers last offseason after being non-tendered. Soto hit .245 with nine homers and a .794 OPS while playing mostly versus left-handed pitching.

Our own Matthew Pouliot ranked Soto as the 91st-best free agent available and depending on what else the Rangers do this offseason he could be in line for significantly more playing time in 2014.

  1. sknut - Nov 5, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Seems early to re-sign, unless he just really liked it there.

    • beefytrout - Nov 5, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      Considering how much the DFW media starting bagging on Darvish in the second half, it was a smart move by the front office to move swiftly and re-sign Soto to keep him happy.

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