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Soto returning to Rangers

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers signed catcher Geovany Soto to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

Soto, who turns 31 in January, was a free agent, but decided to return to the Rangers for whom he batted .245 in 54 games last season, his first full year with the club. He hit nine homers, nine doubles and knocked in 22 runs.

The 2008 NL Rookie of the Year with the Chicago Cubs, Soto has a career .248 batting average with 91 homers and 311 RBI over 656 games with the Cubs and Rangers. Texas acquired Soto in July 2012.

11/05 16:27:02 ET