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Rangers re-sign Geovany Soto

After declining to tender Geovany Soto a contract for 2013, the Texas Rangers quickly re-signed the catcher to a contract.

Jamie Squire

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.

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.