Angels sign catcher Geovany Soto to a one-year contract

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A day after catcher Chris Iannetta signed a 1-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, the Angels replaced him by signing catcher Geovany Soto to a 1-year contract.

The accord was announced by general manager Billy Eppler.

Soto, 32, has played 11 years in the big leagues. He has a career batting average of .246 with 101 home runs and 343 RBIs. However, he batted just .219 with nine home runs and 21 RBIs in 78 games and 187 at-bats in 2015 with the Chicago White Sox.

Soto was National League Rookie of the Year in 2008 with the Chicago Cubs, when he hit .285 with 23 home runs and 86 RBIs.

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