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Geovany Soto arrested, charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Geovany Soto was arrested on Wednesday night.
Geovany Soto was arrested on Wednesday night. (USATSI)

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Injured Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested on a marijuana possession charge in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine on Wednesday night, according to Tasha Tsiaperas of the Dallas Morning News. He is currently out on $500 bail.

Soto, 31, was pulled over for speeding and has been charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under 2 ounces. Police say he was cooperative during the arrest. A team spokesman said they "are aware of the situation."

In 54 games for Texas last season, Soto hit .245/.328/.446 (114 OPS+) with nine home runs. The team re-signed him to a one-year, $3.05 million contract and planned to make him their starting backstop.

Soto has not played this season due to a knee injury. He has played in six minor league rehab games over the last week and is set to rejoin the team shortly after the All-Star break.

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