Rangers get C Soto from Cubs for pitcher or cash

Rangers get C Soto from Cubs for pitcher or cash

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Geovany Soto #18 of the Chicago Cubs scores on an RBI single in the fifth inning during the game against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

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Associated Press

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 3:07 AM

ARLINGTON (AP) - The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Geovany Soto from the Chicago Cubs for right-hander Jake Brigham and a player to be named or cash.

Soto was expected to be in uniform Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels. To make room on the roster, the Rangers designated catcher Yorvit Torrealba for assignment.

The 29-year-old Soto was the NL rookie of the year in 2008, when he hit .285 with 23 home runs. But he hit just .199 with six homers and 14 RBIs in 52 games for the Cubs this season.

Torrealba hit .236 in 49 games in his second season with the Rangers.

Brigham was 5-5 with a 4.28 ERA in 21 starts for Double-A Frisco. He was a sixth-round pick by Texas in 2006.
 

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