Soto has been placed on the disabled list with an inflamed left knee, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports. Soto has been replaced on the roster by Juan Graterol, and Jett Bandy is likely to take the bulk of the catcher at-bats with Soto out. The injury was not expected to be this serious, but with the Angels needing two healthy catchers, they decided to play it safe and let Soto heal on the disabled list.
Soto (knee) remains out of the lineup Monday against Texas, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Jett Bandy will remain behind the plate as Soto continues to deal with the knee discomfort that kept him out of Sunday's contest. The injury still isn't considered serious, and the fact that the Angels haven't brought up another catcher suggests Soto should be able to return to action shortly (and may even be available in an emergency Monday night).
Soto was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to left knee discomfort, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Soto's removal from the lineup forced Jett Bandy to make the nod behind the plate as the team's only healthy catcher, but it's not believed that Soto's injury is serious. Carlos Perez, who is third on the Angels' organizational depth chart at catcher, still ended up playing at Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday after the Soto news dropped, suggesting the Angels aren't concerned about Soto missing much further action.
Soto was scratched from the lineup Sunday against the White Sox for an undisclosed reason, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Soto was set to start for the second time in the series, but the Angels ended up reversing course after completing batting practice. Look for the team to provide a rationale behind the decision later in the day. Jett Bandy will step in for Soto behind the plate.
Soto is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox. Soto started Friday's second-half opener, going 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the Angels' win. The 33-year-old also started the team's final game before the break and his track record at the major league level may give him an edge over Jett Bandy for playing time, although Soto and his surgically repaired knee may end up requiring frequent maintenance.