Geovany Soto is currently on rehab assignment with triple-A Round Rock as he tries to come back from knee surgery, and if what happened to him on Wednesday is any indication, part of his rehab regimen involves using an illegal means of pain relief.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers catcher was arrested Wednesday in Grapevine, Texas and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.
A police spokesman says Soto was caught with under 2 ounces of pot and was cooperative throughout the arrest. Judging by the mugshot, Soto is still on top of his game when it comes to grooming. Those eyebrows still look amazing.
Soto was released on $500 bail and awaits a further hearing. The Rangers had no comment on the arrest as you would expect.
A former Chicago Cub, Soto has done little for the Rangers since being acquired in 2012. He hit just .245 in 2013 with 9 HR and 22 RBI, and had his 2014 season derailed by knee surgery in March.
Soto went 0-for-2 in his first rehab game with Round Rock last week but did show one encouraging sign: he threw out a pair of base runners. The Rangers expect to have Soto back after the All-Star Game. But it won’t really matter as the Rangers are currently in total meltdown mode.