Soto hit .245 with nine home runs and 22 RBIs in 54 games this season, then became a free agent. While he was a backup to A.J. Pierzynski, Soto became the primary catcher for Rangers ace Yu Darvish the second half of the season.
He became the first of the 168 major league free agents to agree to a big league contract. Cleveland's Jason Giambi agreed to a minor league deal last week.
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