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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Athletics Acquire Geovany Soto

TIL Geovany Soto has played okay at times in the past six years.

The Athletics have acquired catcher Geovany Soto from the Rangers, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish tweets, confirming a tweet from Mark Madson. The Rangers will receive cash considerations for Soto, Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan tweets... Soto is making $3.05MM and will be a free agent this winter.

The Athletics already have two good catchers in Derek Norris and John Jaso on their active roster, but Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle tweets that Jaso has recently experienced worsening concussion symptoms and will likely need a stay on the disabled list. And as ESPN’s Buster Olney tweets, Stephen Vogt, another catcher on the active roster, is currently dealing with a foot issue that makes catching difficult.

The District Attorney Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:01 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: athletics, geovany soto, rangers, trades, transactions

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   1. Cargo Cultist Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:23 PM (#4778226)
Great. Now they can have four catchers on the field at one time.

They need to rename themselves the Oakland C's.
   2. BDC Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:31 PM (#4778233)
I really like Soto, but he could be a poster boy for Obamacare, with all his medical issues.
   3. JJ1986 Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:56 PM (#4778241)
Right now, the A's can field a lineup with 5 catchers/former catchers. They need to trade for Bryce Harper, Neil Walker and Jayson Werth. (I don't think there are any former catchers who play SS.)
   4. theboyqueen Posted: August 24, 2014 at 07:12 PM (#4778266)
They should take a flier on Tom Brady. He's a local kid anyway.
   5. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 24, 2014 at 07:37 PM (#4778271)
They need to trade for Bryce Harper, Neil Walker and Jayson Werth. (I don't think there are any former catchers who play SS.)


Bring back Brandon Inge!
   6. Bug Selig Posted: August 24, 2014 at 09:01 PM (#4778306)
(I don't think there are any former catchers who play SS.)


Russell Martin wants to play SS.
   7. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 24, 2014 at 09:12 PM (#4778309)
On the A's roster, Josh Donaldson and Jake Elmore have played at least one game at SS and C in their careers.

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