Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • Tennis

Rangers' Geovany Soto out 10-12 weeks with torn meniscus

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

The Rangers will be without Geovany Soto for up to three months due to a knee injury.
The Rangers will be without Geovany Soto for up to three months due to a knee injury. (USATSI)

MORE: Spring Training | Scoreboard | Team previews

More bad injury news for the Rangers: starting catcher Geovany Soto will miss 10-12 weeks with a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. He missed time with a foot problem earlier in camp.

Geovany Soto, 31, hit .245/.328/.466 (114 OPS+) with nine doubles and nine home runs in 54 games as A.J. Pierznyski's backup last season. Texas re-signed him to a one-year, $3.05 million contract over the winter and intended to use him as their starter behind the plate.

With Soto out, catching duties figure to fall on J.P. Arencibia and Robinson Chirinos. The Rangers lost Jurickson Profar for up to three months with a torn shoulder muscle on Sunday, and Elvis Andrus is batting an elbow issue. The team lost some key up-the-middle players these last few days.

The Rangers will also be without extra outfielder Engel Beltre, who has a broken tibia. He will open the season on the DL.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 17, 2014
MLB Power rankings 9/17 (5:47)
1 September 16, 2014
Papelbon suspended
2 September 16, 2014
MLB Top 10 players of the second half
3 September 16, 2014
Gary Sheffield talks about his career


Most Popular Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now