Sources: Rangers get Geovany Soto

Updated: July 31, 2012, 12:02 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers acquired catcher Geovany Soto and cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs on Monday for minor league pitcher Jake Brigham, a source confirmed Monday night.

Soto, 29, is hitting .199 with six homers and 14 RBIs in 51 games this season. He was the National League rookie of the year and is under club control for one more season as an arbitration-eligible player.

Both Rangers catchers Mike Napoli and Yorvit Torrealba will be free agents at the end of the season.

Brigham is 5-5 with a 3.28 ERA in 21 starts with Double-A Frisco.

The deal has not been made official because MLB must approve the cash exchange, a source said.

Brigham, 24, has pitched in 124 innings this season and has 116 strikeouts and 46 walks. Opponents are batting .260 against him.

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.