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Texas Rangers Add a Pair of Catchers

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:00:00 +0000

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Texas Rangers activated catcher Geovany Soto from the 60-day disabled list and recalled catcher J.P. Arencibia from Triple-A Round Rock, the club announced on Thursday.

To make room for the pair on the 25-man and 40-man rosters, the Rangers designated first baseman Carlos Pena for assignment.

Soto, 31, has missed the entire season after tearing his lateral meniscus cartilage in his right knee during a spring training game on March 23.

In 20 games this season with Texas, Arencibia batted .133 (8-60) with one home run and six RBI.

The Rangers are 38-57, 21 games behind the Oakland Athletics for first place in the American League West division.

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