Single … has one son: Adrian...Attended Advanced Central College and Advanced Central College High School in Carolina, Puerto Rico...Was selected by Philadelphia in the 46th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign.
Was limited to 26 games due to knee injuries in his first season with the Angels. Made 22 starts at catcher … threw out 3-28 (10.7 percent) of attempted basestealers … Angels pitchers posted a 4.29 ERA (90 ER/189.0 IC) when he was behind the plate. Hit safely in eight of nine games from 4/10-5/2, going 12-32 (.375) with three homers, seven RBI and a 1.099 OPS. Made his second career appearance at third base in the ninth inning on 5/12 vs. St. Louis (also 6/4/13 at Boston with Texas). Was on the disabled list from 5/18-7/8 with a torn right meniscus and missed 48 games. Was on the disabled list for the second time from 7/16-8/9 with left knee inflammation … missed the remainder of the season after being placed on the disabled list for the third time on 8/15 with right knee inflammation. Appeared in six games with Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League, going 5-20 (.250) with one RBI.
Spent the season with the White Sox batting .219 (41-for-187) with nine home runs and 21 RBIs in 78 games... 78 appearances and 41 hits were highest totals since 2012 (99 G, 64 H). Posted a .988 fielding percentage in 73 games behind the plate while throwing out 30 percent of would-be base stealers... The 30 percent caught stealing rate led the club and was good for third by a backstop in the A.L. Central (min. 70 G). Posted a .273 (24-for-88) average with five doubles, six home runs and 11 RBIs June thru Aug.
Appeared in just 24 games for Texas and Oakland due to injuries... Combined to hit .250 (20/80) with six doubles, a home run and 11 RBIs... Began season with the Rangers before being traded Aug. 24 to the A's in exchange for cash considerations. Caught eight of 21 (31.1%) runners attempting to steal... Snapped a 60-game errorless streak Sept. 11... Previous error came during the 2013 campaign. Started the season on Texas' 60-day DL... Saw first action of the season with Triple-A Round Rock July 4... Placed back on DL July 22.
Batted .245 with 9 home runs, 9 doubles, and 22 RBI in 54 games/49 starts for the Rangers last season, including a .324 (23-71) average after the All-Star break…marked fewest ML games since 17 games with the Cubs in 2007.
Acquired by Texas with cash considerations from Chicago-NL in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jake Brigham and a player to be named later or cash on July 31...deal was announced several hours prior to a separate deal with the Cubs for teammate Ryan Dempster...combined to hit .198 (63-318) with 11 HR and 38 RBI in 97 games with the Cubs and Rangers, and was on the disabled list for a month in Chicago with a left knee injury...was one of 4 ML players to hit under .200 in at least 350 plate appearances in 2012, joining Rays' Carlos Pena (.197), Mariners' Brendan Ryan (.194), and Marlins' John Buck (.192).TEXAS: Hit .196 (29-148) with 5 HR and 25 RBI in 47 games/41 starts for Texas after being acquired...started behind the plate for 41 of the club's final 59 regular season contests...the Rangers were 26-15 in his starts at catcher...also caught the final 9 starts by Yu Darvish, including the lone postseason game...made his Texas and A.L. debut in start behind the plate on Aug. 2 vs. LAA...first player with 2 hits in team debut since Mike Napoli on 4/1/11 vs. Boston (2-for-3)...tallied 11 RBI in his first 18 games with Texas...had 6-game hitting streak (.391, 9-23) from Aug. 19-25...had season-high 3 hits on Aug. 19 at Toronto, most since 3-hit effort on Sept. 21, 2011 vs. Milwaukee...had career-high 6-game RBI streak, Aug. 19-25...finished season 1-for-last-19 after HR in 4th inning on Sept. 23 at Seattle...had 2 HR and 8 RBI in last 12 starts.CHICAGO-NL: Batted .199 (35-176) with 6 HR and 14 RBI in 52 games with Chicago...appeared in 52 games/51 starts for the Cubs behind the plate...batted .346 (9-26) over season-long 7-game hit streak, July 5-18...missed a month on the DL May 19-June 17 with torn meniscus in left knee...hit .161 (15-93) with 3 HR and 6 RBI prior to the disabled list trip and .241 (20-83) with 3 HR and 8 RBI upon his return.FIELDING: Appeared in 96 games/92 starts at catcher, throwing out 13-of-78 base stealers (16.7%)...started his tenure in Texas 0-for-18, but cut down 4-of-final-10 would-be base stealers beginning Sept. 8...had a 3.90 catcher ERA with Texas...his 41 starts from August 1-end of season were 6th-most in the A.L.
In his fourth full season with the Cubs, Geovany hit .228 (96-for-421) with 46 runs, 26 doubles, 17 homers and 54 RBI in125 games...recorded his most games played, hits and doubles since his Rookie of the Year campaign in 2008...His 17 home runs were third-most among N.L. catchers while his 45walks ranked sixth...Made 119 starts behind the plate, throwing out 30 of 115 baserunnersattempting to steal (26.1 percent). His 30 caught stealings led the N.L. and were third-most amongbackstops behind the Yankees Russell Martin (35) and Baltimore'sMatt Wieters (32)...Posted a .296 batting average (29-for-98) with 15 RBI against southpawscompared to a .207 batting average (67-for-323) with 39 RBI offright-handed pitchers...His .721 OPS ranked fifth among N.L. catchers...From April 12-May 6, hit .273 (18-for-66) with a .368 OBP in 19 games...had a .182 average (6-for-33) with a .270 OBP in his first ninegames of the season...Gunned down three baserunners attempting to steal, April 20 vs. SanDiego (Game 2), becoming the first Cubs backstop to throw out threerunners looking to steal in a game in 15 years. Scott Servais threw out three Reds baserunners, April 15, 1996at Wrigley Field...Knocked in the game-winning run, May 3 in Los Angeles, thanks to histwo-run, two-out ninth-inning double...Suffered a strained left groin in the top of the first inning, May 10 vs.St. Louis...landed on the 15-day disabled list the next day...Activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to May 29's game vs. thePirates after two rehab games with Double-A Tennessee...Went on to hit .229 (72-for-315) with 14 homers and 42 RBI in 94games after coming off the shelf...Belted a walk-off, pinch-hit, three-run homer in the 13th inning, June 30off the Giants Ramon Ramirez...was his first career pinch-homer andwalk-off homer...Tied his career mark with four hits, July 14 vs. Florida, going 4-for-4 witha double - previously had four hits, April 23, 2008 at Colorado...Snapped a 0-for-25 slide with a seventh-inning solo homer off TimLincecum, August 29 in San Francisco - first Cub to homer to end adrought at least that long since Aramis Ramirez ended a 0-for-28 skidwith a blast, July 5, 2008 against the Cardinals...Had three homers and seven RBI in his final eight games, including twohomers and five RBI September 19 vs. Milwaukee - was his third careermulti-homer effort with all three affairs coming against the Brewers.
Geovany batted by hitting .280 (90-for-322) with 17 homers, 53 RBI and a .393 on-base percentage before missing the finaltwo weeks of the season to undergo right shoulder surgery. ... His .280 batting average was a 62-point improvement over his .218mark in 2009. ... His .393 on-base percentage and .497 slugging mark led the club at thetime he was shut down.w His on-base percentage would have ranked tied for fourth in theN.L. if he had the plate appearances to qualify. ... Produced an .890 OPS, tops among major league catchers with at least300 at-bats. ... Drew 62 walks, third-most by major league catchers ... that also tied hiscareer high, done in 2008. ... Made 97 starts behind the plate, throwing out 18 of 92 (19.6-percent) baserunners attempting to steal. ... Went 40-for-109 (.367) with six homers against left-handed pitching,tops in the N.L. through September 18. ... Batted over .300 in three months: .340 in April, .315 in July and .303 inAugust. ... Recorded a career-high three walks three times: April 21 at the Mets,May 18 vs. Colorado and August 23 at Washington. ... Had a season-high three hits six times, most recently September 13 atSt. Louis. ... Reached base safely in a career-high 20-straight games, April 11-May 7. ... Hit .414 (24-for-58) with four doubles and four homers in 20 gamesfrom April 12-May 7, but hit .123 (7-for-57) with one extra-base hit inhis next 21 games through June 4. ... In 33 games, June 7-July 23, batted .343 (36-for-105) with 10 doubles,nine homers, 24 RBI and a 1.116 OPS. ... Homered in career-high three-straight contests, July 20-23.w Became the sixth Cubs catcher to reach 50 career home runs withhis two-run blast July 21 vs. Milwaukee's Gustavo Chacin. ... Recorded a season-high five RBI, August 4 vs. Milwaukee. ... Landed on the 15-day disabled list, August 10 (retro to August 7) with asprained ligament in his right shoulder ... activated August 23. ... Made his final appearance, September 18 in Florida, before he was shutdown the following day ... underwent arthroscopic surgery on his rightshoulder, September 20.
Geovany was limited to 102 contests in his second full season with the Cubs, as he missed a month of the season with a mildoblique strain ... batted .218 with 50 walks, 19 doubles, a triple, 11 homers and 47 RBI.... Drew five bases-loaded walks on the season, tied for first in the majorswith Washington's Adam Dunn.... Threw out 15-of-33 baserunners attempting to steal, June 7 to the endof the season (45.4-percent) ... began the season gunning down just sixof the first 32 attempting to steal (18.8-percent).... His .321 on-base percentage was 103 points higher than his .218 battingaverage.... Batted .351 (13-for-37) when putting the first pitch in play ... hit at a.324 clip (11-for-34) when batting with a 1-0 count.... Batted .230 prior to the All-Star break and .193 in the second half.... Left the game April 7 in Houston with a sore right shoulder ... missed thenext three contests before making his return April 12 in Milwaukee.... Tied his career high with three walks, April 18 vs. St. Louis.... Batted a monthly-best .278 (22-for-79) with 10 RBI in 24 May contestsafter hitting .109 (5-for-46) with two RBI in 16 April games.... Collected a season-high three hits June 9 in Houston (3-for-5) ... alsodrove in a run.... Tied his season high with three hits June 14 vs. Minnesota ... had twodoubles and drove in the team's first run of the game.... Nabbed his first career stolen base June 18 vs. the White Sox, swipingsecond base in the fourth inning.... Was placed on the disabled list with a mild left oblique strain, July 7 ...worked out at the team's Arizona facility to rehab the ailment ... rejoinedthe club August 7 in Colorado.Batted .333 (4-for-12) with one double, two home runs and sixRBI in four rehab games with the Rookie-League Mesa Cubs (onegame) and Double-A Tennessee (three games).... Was 22-for-114 (.193) in 33 games after his return from the disabled listAugust 7.... Batted .230 (14-for-61) with five doubles, two homers, 14 RBI and a.724 OPS in 16 September games after hitting .128 (6-for-47) in August.... Reached base safely in 59 of his final 78 starts, dating to May 1, hitting.240 (66-for-275) with 35 walks in those contests.
Geovany's 23 homers were the most for any Cubs rookie since Billy Williams hit a club-record 25 in 1961 ... was twice namedN.L. Rookie of the Month (April and August) and was the first Cubs backstop to start an All-Star Game since Gabby Hartnett in1937.© His 86 RBI were the most for a Cubs rookie since 1961 ... Charlie Irwinholds the rookie record with 95 RBI in 1894.© Finished the season with a .285 batting average and 35 doubles to goalong with 23 long balls in 141 contests - the 23 homers were the mostby any rookie catcher since Mike Piazza hit 35 in 1993. Is the first rookie catcher to collect at least 30 doubles and 20homers in a season.© Led major league rookies with 86 RBI, one more than Tampa Bay's EvanLongoria ... also led rookies in doubles and was second in the N.L. in battingaverage and home runs - Cincinnati's Joey Votto batted .297 with 24homers.© His .504 slugging percentage was second among major league catchers,behind only Atlanta's Brian McCann (.523) ... the two tied for the leadamong home runs by catchers.© Named the N.L. Rookie of the Month for April, becoming just the secondCub to earn the honor - Hee Seop Choi earned the award in April of2003. Was batting .333 with five home runs through the end of April -was the first rookie catcher to belt five homers in April sinceBaltimore's Geronimo Gil did it in 2002. His 20 RBI for the month was a Cubs rookie record in April.© Earned N.L. Rookie of the Month honors again in August, hitting .355(27-for-76) with 17 runs, 21 RBI, 13 walks and a .444 on-base percentagein 24 games. The 21 RBI were the second-highest RBI mark by a Cubs rookiein August - Ellis Burton had 23 RBI in 1963.© Batted .312 with five homers off left-handed pitchers compared to a.276 batting average with 18 long balls against righthanders.© Threw out 18 of 87 baserunners attempting to steal ... the 20.7-percentsuccess rate ranked seventh among N.L. catchers.© Had a career-high, eight-game hitting streak, April 29-May 6 ... hit .433(13-for-30) with six doubles, three homers, 10 RBI and a 1.447 OPSduring the stretch.© Collected his first career triple April 5 vs. Houston.© Tied his career high with four hits April 10 in Pittsburgh and April 23 inColorado.© Recorded his first career multi-homer game and drove in a then careerbestsix RBI April 30 vs. Milwaukee.© Belted an inside-the-park home run May 19 in Houston, becoming thefirst Cubs backstop with an inside-the-park homer since Cal NeemanJune 17, 1959 vs. Pittsburgh.© Reached safely in a career-best 14 consecutive games, August 6-24.© Belted his 19th homer of the season August 24 vs. Washington ... thattied the club record for a rookie catcher (Randy Hundley, 1966).© Surpassed Hundley's rookie record with his 20th home run August 26 inPittsburgh ... recorded a career-best seven RBI, going 3-for-5 with thehomer, two doubles and three runs scored.© Hit a game-tying, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inningSeptember 18 vs. Milwaukee ... the Cubs went on to win 7-6 in 12innings - that blast was his 23rd, and final, homer of the season.© Batted .182 (2-for-11) with a double and a walk in three games againstthe Dodgers in the NLDS.
Geovany had a breakout season with the bat for Triple-A Iowa, correlating into Pacific Coast League MVP honors andmeaningful playing time with the big league club in September, as well as a spot on Chicago's Division Series roster.© Appeared in 18 games for the big league club, hitting .389 (21-for-54)with three home runs and eight RBI.© Was with Chicago from July 13-16 and made his season debut July 13vs. Houston, a Carlos Zambrano, 6-0 shutout victory.© Was recalled September 1 from Iowa for his second big league stint onthe year and had six multi-hit games in 15 contests with an at-bat.© September 9 in Pittsburgh, hit his first major league home run off RomuloSanchez.© Went 4-for-5 with two doubles September 16 in St. Louis.© Started behind the plate for two of the Cubs three NLDS contests againstArizona ... went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Game Two. It was the lone Cubs homer of the 2007 postseason. He was the first Cubs rookie to homer in the postseason sinceFrank Demaree, who homered off the Yankees Johnny AllenOctober 2, 1932 in Game Four of the World Series at WrigleyField.© Set career marks at Iowa with a .353 batting average, 110 games, 385at-bats, 75 runs, 136 hits, 31 doubles, 26 home runs and 109 RBI.© His 109 RBI led the Pacific Coast League while his .353 average (136-for-385) was second.© Led the Cubs farm system in batting average, home runs and RBI.© His 26 long balls were one more than he hit in his first six minor leagueseasons combined (25).© Became the first Iowa catcher to hit 20 or more home runs in a seasonsince the team began its affiliation with Chicago in 1981.© Was the Cubs' lone representative at the 2007 XM Satellite RadioFutures Game July 8 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, playing for the WorldTeam.© Named the Pacific Coast League's Most Valuable Player, an honor chosenby the league's managers and media representatives. Became the first catcher to win the award since Sandy AlomarJr. accomplished the feat in both 1988 and 1989.© Honored by the Cubs as their Minor League Player of the Year ... the PCLalso named him its catcher on the 2007 All-PCL team.© He was selected Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for August byTopps after batting .393 (44-for-112) with nine homers and 42 RBI in29 contests.© Posted a .424 on-base percentage and a .652 slugging percentage,good for a 1.076 OPS (on-base plus slugging) at the Triple-A level.
Soto batted .272 (93-for-342) with 21 doubles, six home runs and 38 RBIs in 108 games for Triple-A Iowa before he was promoted to the big-league team. He recorded his first Major League hit with a second-inning infield single Sept. 3 against San Francisco. He went 1-for-3 in his first career start and second Major League game.
Geovany was called up on September 6 and made his major league debut on September 23 against Houston as a pinch hitter...spent the majority of the season at Iowa (AAA), where he batted .253 in 91 games with 14 doubles, 4 home runs and 39 RBI.© had 20 multi-hit games...hit his first Triple-A home run on May 26 vs. Sacramento - a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning...was a triple shy of batting for the cycle August 26 at New Orleans...went 3-for-4 with a single, double, home run and 3 RBI.
Geovany spent the season at West Tenn (AA), where he had career highs in batting average (.271), games (104), runs (47), hits (90), doubles (16), home runs (9) and RBI (48)...drove in a season-high 4 runs August 15 vs. Carolina, belting a pair of homers...collected at least 1 RBI in nine consecutive games April 16-29 - 11 RBI total...batted .357 in 22 games during the month of July...drove in 11 runs while belting a pair of homers and 5 doubles...was selected as a midseason Southern League all-star.
Spent the season at Single-A Daytona, where he batted .242 in 89 games with 16 extra-base hits...was selected aFlorida State League All-Star...hit .330 with runners in scoring position, driving in 36 runs.
Spent his second-consecutive season with Rookie-League Mesa, batting .269 in 44 games while helping the club to theArizona League Championship...also saw action in one game for Single-A Boise.
Spent his first year in professional baseball at Rookie-League Mesa - appeared in 41 games while batting .260 with16 doubles and 20 RBI.