It’s Geovany Soto, Dude.
By Ben Dieter
Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday night in Grapevine, TX. of possession of marijuana charges, according to the Dallas Morning News. His statement reads:
"“I was stopped by Grapevine Police on Wednesday night. I am embarrassed and would like to apologize to my family, the Rangers organization, and our fans that I was taken in on this charge, because this is an ongoing case, I cannot discuss this matter any further at this time.”"
And the Texas Rangers released a statement that said:
"“The Rangers organization is aware of Wednesday night’s incident involving Geovany Soto. We have spoken to Geovany, and he has apologized and expressed deep embarrassment for the situation. We have notified Major League Baseball of the incident. As this is an on-going case, this is the only comment we will have at this time.”"
This is not the kind of “update” that Texas Rangers fans were hoping to get on Geovany Soto as he rehabs and tries to get back to the big club from knee surgery. Soto also may be less valuable to the team seeing how well Robinson Chirinos and Chris Gimenez have been doing behind the plate, especially Chirinos. The Rangers statement on Geovany Soto is very mild, but you know internally they have to be fuming. The way this season is going for the franchise, this is not the kind of press that they needed at all.
Major League baseball has not made any kind of a decision on a punishment and neither have the Texas Rangers, but I would not be that surprised if Soto is now another player down for the count for the 2014 season after his most recent stunt. You’re a major league player, try to act like one please. I am disappointed by Geovany Soto’s decision. But all in all, it just kind of fits with the Texas Rangers of 2014. Anybody hungry all of a sudden?