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Soto Leaves Game With Groin Injury

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Geovany Soto had a long road back to the Texas Rangers lineup and made his season debut on Friday in Toronto.

    On Monday, his third start behind the plate in his four games since returning, Soto couldn't finish the night as he was forced to leave the game in the sixth inning after scoring in the Rangers' three-run rally to take over the lead and give them a rare come-from-behind victory.

    Soto left the game after he pulled up a bit lame crossing home plate on Shin-Soo Choo's RBI single and reported tightness in his right groin. Soto collected two more hits on Monday before the leaving the game to give him two straight two-hit games and got his first RBI of the season.

    There was question of where Soto would fit into the catching fold thanks to Robinson Chirinos' fine play in Soto's absence this season, especially behind the plate where he's been incredibly effective in gunning down opposing base-stealers — almost at a Pudge-like level.

    If this injury to Soto is anything significant, it could derail his comeback before it ever really got started but in Soto's postgame comments on Fox Sports Southwest, it didn't seem he was too concerned with the injury and was more scared with the initial tightness than anything.