Geovany Soto leaves Wild Card game with thumb injury

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Geovany Soto, who got the surprise Wild Card game start at catcher for the A’s over Derek Norris, left the game in the third inning with a thumb injury.

He apparently suffered the injury while tagging out Eric Hosmer at the plate on the play where Billy Butler got caught in a rundown. Norris came off the bench to replace Soto.

John Jaso is likely out for the season with a concussion and Stephen Vogt is more a first baseman/outfielder than a catcher at this point, so the A’s would be in a tough spot if Soto’s injury proves major.