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Geovany Soto, 2014 Texas Rangers
Yu Darvish is battling a stiff neck, Jurickson Profar is out for three months, our pets' heads ARE FALLING OFF, and now, starting catcher Geovany Soto is out 10-12 weeks with a torn up knee.
Soto left Sunday's Cactus League game after his leg locked up, went for an MRI and the results were not positive as it revealed he suffered torn meniscus in his right knee, will have surgery on Wednesday and will miss 10-12 weeks of action.
Soto was set to have his first season as a starter for the Rangers since coming over via trade in 2012. He was the NL Rookie of the Year in 2008 and had a nice run last season when he began seeing more at-bats late in the year and flashed some power and clutch hits. He's also become Rangers ace Yu Darvish's personal catcher.
Now, the Rangers must decide who they want their starting catcher to be, but it will most likely be Robinson Chirinos, who had quietly surpassed backup J.P. Arencibia with his good spring production. Arencibia hits for power, but nothing else, and Chirinos seems to be the guy the club trusts more.