White Sox sign Geovany Soto

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Veteran catcher Geovany Soto has agreed to a minor-league deal with the White Sox, according to Bruce Levine of WSCR-670 radio in Chicago.

Soto won the Rookie of the Year for the Cubs in 2008, but has struggled to stay healthy and productive since then. He spent last season with the Rangers and A’s, being limited to just 24 games while hitting .250 with one homer and a .665 OPS.

When healthy Soto has shown 20-homer power and his .770 career OPS is well above average for catchers. At age 32 he could find a fit backing up Tyler Flowers.