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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Geovany Soto plays sixth consecutive rehab game


By on 7/16/2014 01:30:00 PM

The Texas Rangers look to improve upon a dreadful 38-57 record as they enter the second half of the season on Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays. With a pitching staff that has struggled to a dismal 4.93 ERA, the offense appears to have to carry the load the rest of the way. One player who may help in the second half is veteran catcher Geovany Soto, who has been out all season with a knee injury.


I reported on July 6 that Soto, who has been out since the end of March after he tore his meniscus in a Cactus League game, began a rehab assignment and was looking to return after the All-Star break on July 18.

An update on Soto, according to the official site of the Frisco Roughriders, is that he was the designated hitter and batted fifth on Tuesday for the Roughriders. Soto went 2-for-4 with an RBI and is batting .368 in six rehab games with Frisco.  Soto appears to be on track to return as scheduled.
 
Soto, in his 10th Major League season, has played for the Cubs and Rangers. He batted .245 with nine home runs and 22 RBI in 163 at bats last season.  Soto has a career batting average of .248 with 91 home runs and 311 RBI.





 
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