Jul 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto (8) follows through on his swing for three run homer against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers name Geovany Soto as their primary catcher for the 2014 season

Former Rookie of the Year for the Chicago Cubs Geovany Soto was recently re-signed by the Texas Rangers.

Soto seems to redeemed himself in Texas after going down hill in his final years with the Chicago Cubs. As a Cubs fan, I’m happy to see him playing the way he used too when he was tearing up the league as a member of the North Siders.

Geovany was re-signed to a one year deal that was estimated to be worth around $3.05 million. Which isn’t all that bad for one season.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Texas Rangers have named Geovany Soto as their primary catcher for the 2014 season. Now despite Soto becoming their starting  catcher, they could still be in the hunt for free agent’s Brian McCann or Jarrod Saltalamacchia just to make sure they have some depth behind the plate.

This season for the Rangers, Soto hit nine home runs, drove in 22 runs through 163 at bats, 54 starts and a batting line of .245/.328/.466.

He was able to step up a couple times and pull through when the Rangers needed some runs on the board in later innings.

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