Sep 14, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto (8) reacts after striking against the Oakland Athletics to end the sixth inning of a baseball game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Athletics won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers' Geovany Soto out of walking boot

At least one recovering Texas Ranger is on schedule.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Geovany Soto is out of his walking boot and returning to cardio workouts. The catcher has been aiming for a Cactus League debut around March 15th.

Soto, who projects to be the Rangers’ every day catcher, had surgery to remove a small bone that was causing him discomfort by pushing up against the flexor tendon in his ankle. At the time, he had said that if it were the regular season, he would play through it, but he wanted to get the surgery done so it wouldn’t affect him during the regular season.

He still aims to be ready by Opening Day, but if he isn’t, the Rangers have a good alternative behind him in J.P. Arencibia.

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