Geovany Soto, Rangers agree on deal

Updated: December 3, 2012, 6:52 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Texas Rangers and catcher Geovany Soto have agreed to terms on a one-year contract for 2013.

Soto will make $2.75 million guaranteed and could add up to $250,000 in incentives, an MLB source said.

Soto, 29, batted .196 with five homers and 25 RBIs in 47 games for the Rangers in 2012 after the club acquired him at the trade deadline in July. Soto hit .199 with six home runs and 14 RBIs in 52 games for the Chicago Cubs before he was dealt.

The Rangers could not reach a deal before Friday night, so they non-tendered the catcher to avoid going to arbitration. He made $4.3 million and would have earned a raise in his final year of arbitration.

The agreement means the Rangers have at least one catcher for 2013, as Mike Napoli is headed to Boston, according to a source.

Information from ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine was used in this report.

Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.


MORE MLB HEADLINES