After declining to tender Geovany Soto a contract for 2013, the Texas Rangers quickly re-signed the catcher to a contract.
At Friday night's deadline, the Texas Rangers declined to tender Geovany Soto a contract for the 2013 season, making the catcher a free agent and able to sign with any organization. But the Rangers didn't let him be available on the open market for long, bringing the veteran catcher back on a one-year deal, as first reported by Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News.
Geovany Soto has agreed to a one-year contract with the Rangers, pending a physical.— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) December 3, 2012
Soto spent his entire career with the Chicago Cubs since being drafted in the 2001 draft, but finally joined a different organization after the team dealt him to the Texas Rangers at last year's trade deadline.
When he first reached the majors, Soto proved to be an offensive threat for a few years, before tailing off offensively. In fact, Soto had a career worst season at the plate, batting .198/.270/.343 last season at the age of 29.
Update: Soto's new deal is worth about $3 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.