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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Geovany Soto will be activated this weekend

By on 7/17/2014 10:00:00 AM

The Texas Rangers will get back one of their many injured starters when play resumes on Friday. Fox Sports's Anthony Andro reports that the Rangers will activate catcher Geovany Soto from the disabled list Friday in time for the Rangers' game at the Toronto Blue Jays. Soto's activation fills in the roster spot of reliever Jason Frasor, traded to Kansas City Wednesday.

Soto is coming off the 60-day disabled list. He played in only six Spring Training games before needing surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. He started a Minor League rehab assignment this month, and in 11 games, he is 7 for 35 (.200). However, playing his last six games with Double-A Frisco, he went 7 for 19 (.368).

Soto is a career .245/.328/.466 hitter with 91 HR and 311 RBI in at least parts of nine years with the Cubs and Rangers. He was a 2008 All-Star and N.L. Rookie of the Year with the Cubs (.280, 23 HR, 86 RBI), but he has not played up to that level since then.

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