Geovany Soto arrested, charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession
Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana on Wednesday.
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.