Soto off and running for All-Star break

Soto off and running for All-Star break

ARLINGTON -- Catcher Geovany Soto, who has been on the disabled list after undergoing surgery at the end of Spring Training to repair torn cartilage in his right knee, has resumed a running program as part of his rehabilitation program.

Soto is hoping to start swinging a bat in the next week, but he still hasn't been cleared to begin catching activities. The goal is to be back somewhere around the All-Star break, which is July 14-17.

"Everything is going super great but there is no definite word yet," Soto said.

Soto was supposed to be the Rangers' starting catcher this season but right now Chris Gimenez and Robinson Chirinos are sharing the duties. Rangers catchers went into Wednesday's game hitting .412 with seven doubles, a home run and nine RBIs in their last 12 games.

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