Rangers lose catcher Geovany Soto for 10-12 weeks

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The Texas Rangers will now begin the 2014 season without catcher Geovany Soto.

Soto, 31, will start the season on the disabled list after he was diagnosed with a torn lateral meniscus. Surgery is expected to take place on Wednesday.

A difficult spring continues for the Rangers who will already start the season without Derek Holland who was lost to a knee injury and second baseman Jurickson Proar who suferd a torn right shoulder muscle. The status of starter Yu Darvish’s neck is also a concern for the Rangers.

Currently the Rangers have J.P. Arencibia and Robinson Chirinos on their roster as options at catcher. Arencibia was expected to begin the season as a backup.

Soto appeared in 54 games last season hitting .245/.328/.466 with nine home runs and 22 RBI. Last seasons primary catcher A.J. Pierzynski signed with Boston in the offseason.

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