Rangers proclaim Geovany Soto as primary catcher for 2014

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The Texas Rangers re-signed catcher Geovany Soto on Tuesday and announced that they play to use him as their primary catcher for the 2014 season.

“We signed him with the expectation that he will be our regular, our primary catcher in 2014,” general manager Jon Daniels said. “I think we’ve got a lot of Rangers pitchers who are going to be very happy about that.”

Soto served as a backup behind A.J. Pierzysnki last season hitting .245/.328/.466 with nine home runs and 22 BRI in 54 games.

The new deal for Soto will pay him $3.05 million but the one year timetable hardly screams that the Rangers are completly out of the market for a catcher. They have been known to be interested in free agent Brian McCann.

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