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Posts tagged ‘Geovany Soto’

Say Goodbye to: Brooks Conrad, Geovany Soto

MI – Brooks Conrad
Acquired: August 17th, 2010 ($2 FAAB)
Released: September 21st, 2010
Braves utility player Brooks Conrad was signed late in the season for the second-straight campaign, hoping to provide some pop at the middle-infield position. Having previously dumped much-better Omar Infante, Conrad was recruited as yet another stop-gap in the middle infield for the RoadRunners. When his at-bats started to diminish again, he became less useful, obviously.

AaRr Stats – 2010 AB AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Weeks 20, 23 9 .333 2 0 2 0
Reserved Weeks 21-22, 24 11 .091 1 0 0 0

 

C – Geovany Soto
Acquired: In Trade, August 17th, 2010 (from The Pi Train)
Released: September 21st, 2010
Geovany Soto was a throw-in to the August deadline deal that brought Albert Pujols and Dan Hudson (along with Yovani Gallardo) to the RoadRunners in our quest for the title. Soto was acquired on the DL, though he started the following week after coming back from a strained shoulder. That same shoulder is the reason for Soto’s release, as with the Cubs officially eliminated from the NL Central and Wild Card races, Soto underwent season-ending surgery yesterday to correct the injury, and he should be ready for Spring Training.

AaRr Stats – 2010 AB AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Weeks 20-24 58 .241 6 2 8 0

Released Soto Expects to be Ready for Spring Training

Geovany Soto (shoulder) said Tuesday that he fully expects to be ready for the start of spring training next season. Soto underwent season-ending surgery on his right shoulder earlier this week. “I feel right now no doubt I’m going to be 100 percent by spring training and before that, too,” he said. “We’re not going to pace ourselves ’til spring training. I’m going to try to get ready as soon as possible.” The catcher posted a strong .280/.393/.497 batting line and 17 homers this season. (Rotoworld)

Roster Moves – Week 25 – September 21st, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C A.J. Ellis, Dodgers ($0 bid), Add to actives
  • 2B Jonathan Herrera, Rockies ($0 bid), Add to actives at MI

Up:

  • RP Kenley Jansen

Down:

  • MI Angel Sanchez
  • SP Mat Latos

Cut:

  • MI Brooks Conrad
  • C Geovany Soto

Notes:

  • Herrera re-joins the RoadRunners this season.  He was previously FAAB’d for $6 in Week 12 (June 22nd) as backup for Troy Tulowitzki, who went on the DL with the broken wrist.  He was then released in Week 17 (July 27th).
  • Latos was sent down for the rest of the season. He is completely gassed, and he gave up 8 earned in 1-1/3 innings this week.  That’s bad news for the Padres’ playoff hopes.
  • Geovany Soto is out for the remainder of the season.  Soto underwent shoulder surgery on Sunday, and with a three-month recovery time, should be ready for the start of Spring Training.
  • No other FAAB bids were recorded this week.
  • Former two-time 2010 AaRr outfielder Matt Diaz endeared himself to the Philadelphia fans by tripping and aiding in the capture of  a fan that ran onto the field in the bottom of the 7th inning last night.

Cubs Eliminated, Soto Opts for Season-Ending Surgery

Cubs placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to September 19, recovering from right shoulder surgery. Soto underwent season-ending right shoulder surgery Monday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. While it was a disappointing end for him, the 26-year-old backstop rebounded in a big way this season by batting .280/.393/.497 with 17 homers and 53 RBI. Assuming he suffers no setbacks in his recovery, Soto should be one of the top catchers off the board next season. (Rotoworld)

Soto To Go Under the Knife Monday

Geovany Soto will undergo surgery on his right shoulder Monday and will be sidelined three months. The shoulder has been bothering him for a couple months, and he also had problems with it last year, so it seems like a wise move to get it taken care of now. Soto should be fine for spring training barring any setbacks. He’s had a nice bounce-back season with a .280/.393/.497 batting line to go along with 17 homers. Koyie Hill will handle the bulk of the catching duties for the remainder of the season. (Rotoworld)

Soto Goes 3-for-3 Against Cardinals

Geovany Soto went 3-for-3 at the dish in Monday’s win over the Cardinals. He singled three times and walked once, reaching base in all four plate appearances. The catcher also drove in his 52nd run and is now batting .285 with 17 homers in what has been a nice bounce-back season. (Rotoworld)

Soto Launches Tie-Breaking Homer Against Astros

Geovany Soto hit a tiebreaking homer in the bottom of the eighth to help the Cubs beat the Astros 5-4 on Monday. Soto has been struggling to stay in the lineup, but he’s kept hitting when he’s been able to play. He has 17 homers, 18 doubles and 57 walks in 292 at-bats for the season. No catcher in the game has been more productive per plate appearance.(Rotoworld)

Soto Undergoes MRI on Knee

Geovany Soto underwent an MRI on his right knee Monday which revealed no structural damage. The Cubs can now exhale. Soto is experiencing some minor swelling in the knee, but he is simply considered day-to-day for now. Koyie Hill will start behind the dish until he is ready to return. (Rotoworld)

Soto Back to Hitting Sixth After Brief Demotion

Geovany Soto is hitting sixth in the Cubs’ Tuesday lineup. Soto definitely deserved to hit higher than eighth, so this is a welcome move. On the other hand, a .900 OPS hitter probably should hit in the meat of the order rather than at the bottom. But it’s a positive turn of events that bodes well for the rest of Soto’s season.(Rotoworld)

Cubs Activate Soto From 15-Day DL

Cubs activated C Geovany Soto from the 15-day disabled list. Soto’s shoulder is apparently ready to go, but even with Lou Piniella no longer at the helm, it looks like he’ll be hitting as low as eighth in the batting order. Soto has been a real bounce-back story this year, and a revelation in fantasy – especially in leagues that count OBP.(Rotoworld)