Geovany Soto Traded, Too? (UPDATE: Tim Brown Reports It’s to the Rangers, Maybe for Jacob Brigham)

Right after Reed Johnson was pulled from tonight’s Cubs game, and did the handshake-and-hug-thing in the dugout, catcher Geovany Soto – also known to be on the block – was pulled, and did the very same thing in the dugout.

We know that Johnson is being traded, so it’s a pretty fair guess that Soto is, too. Whether it’s the same deal, or a separate one, we’ll have to see.

As with Reed, I’ll do updates here as soon as we learn more. Now *this* is how I envisioned the BNBlogathon…

UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal says there is indeed a deal, and it’s a separate one from the Reed Johnson trade. That’s fine and all, but it makes my duel posting more difficult!

UPDATE 2 (at 9:45pm CT): Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports says Soto has been dealt to the Rangers. No word on the return yet, but keep expectations low.

UPDATE 3 (at 9:50pm CT): Danny Knobler says Jacob Brigham is in the deal, or may be the entire return. He’s a 24-year-old pitcher at AA, with decent K numbers, and improving walk numbers. Not overwhelming on a first look.

UPDATE 4 (at 10:46pm CT): Like the Maholm/Johnson deal, I’m leaving this one for now while I turn to other stuff. I’ll have more on it later today/tomorrow.

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157 responses to “Geovany Soto Traded, Too? (UPDATE: Tim Brown Reports It’s to the Rangers, Maybe for Jacob Brigham)”

  1. Goldcoast cub

    Was at the game tonight, soriano definitely did a “hug session” when he was pulled.

  2. calicubsfan007

    I am glad Soto is gone. He sucked.

  3. Cheryl

    If Garza is dealt to the Reds who could we get? Also heard Blue Jays still a possibility. And if LaHair was spotted shaking hands where is he going?

  4. TheJDawg

    Torrealba designated for assignment in Texas per MLB network..

  5. RicoSanto

    Brett Jackson can not do worse than LaHair.Sometimes players step up in the show and do better than in AAA

  6. Patrick G

    http://www.bbtia.com/home/2010/5/12/highest-ceilings-in-the-rangers-system-jake-brigham-14.html

    Interesting in depth scouting report on this guy. My friend also works for the rangers AA team ill see what he says about this guy

  7. Kubphan82

    I only slightly care about the rerun for Soto. The biggest news with him is that now Clevy/Castillo have to perform or else… the cubs can move on.

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