Derek Holland, Matt Harrison and now Geovany Soto.
The Rangers have had several injuries and injury scares over the past month or so, and Soto is the latest as the Rangers' projected No. 1 catcher flew home to DFW from spring training on Friday and underwent arthroscopic foot surgery on Saturday morning. He's expected to be on the shelf for three weeks but should be back in time for Opening Day on March 31.
“This is an unfortunate rash of injuries we’ve sustained early in camp,” assistant general manager Thad Levine told reporters, via the Star-Telegram. “Hopefully we’re getting a lot of this out of the way early and fortunately we still have meaningful time before Opening Day.”
That's a good thing for the Rangers, as Soto should be ready to go when the season begins with Yu Darvish on the mound at Globe Life Park against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Soto injury with more than a month to go before the season begins could end up being a good thing for the Rangers, who will get a chance to get a good look at backup catcher J.P. Arencibia.