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Texas Rangers And Chicago Cubs Make A Deal For Geovany Soto

According to Tim Brown, national baseball writer for Yahoo! Sports, the Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Geovany Soto from the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs had been looking to unload Soto before the July 31st trade deadline:

The 29-year-old Soto had spent his entire eight-year career with the Cubs. This year, like the Cubs, Soto had been slumping batting .195 at the plate with an on-base percentage of .278 and a slugging percentage of .345.

For his career, Soto has a batting average of .252 with an OBP of .341 and a SLG of .445. He has also hit 77 home runs in his career and has 264 RBI's.

The Rangers traded minor-league pitcher Jacob Brigham for Soto.

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