The Rangers have re-signed catcher Geovany Soto to a one-year, $3.05MM deal, according to Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram (via Twitter). Soto will have the opportunity to add to his salary with incentives.
Soto, 31 in January, posted a .245/.328/.466 slash line with nine home runs in 54 games last season. He also threw out ten of 34 (29.4%) attempted base stealers in 2013. For his career, which was spent mostly in Chicago, Soto has hit .248/.335/.439.
It's not a surprise to see Soto back in Arlington after it was reported that he was interested in a return. Meanwhile, fellow free agent backstop A.J. Pierzynski remains unsigned and while he also wants to come back to the Rangers, he could be lured away by another club in search of a catcher.
It's a decent raise for the veteran as he had a $2.75MM base salary in 2013. Soto is represented by Kinzer Management Group.