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Monday March 24th, 2014

Rangers catcher Geovany Soto hasn't played more than 100 games in a season since 2011. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Rangers catcher Geovany Soto hasn't played more than 100 games in a season since 2011. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto will miss the next 10 to 12 weeks with a torn meniscus in his right knee, the team announced.

The Rangers will now rely on backups J.P. Arencibia and Robinson Chirinos to determine who will get the start when the regular season opens against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 31.

"It is what it is. We'll look towards our depth and see where we go from here," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said.

Soto, the National League Rookie of the Year in 2008, hit .245 with nine home runs and 22 RBI in 53 games last season.

"It's an opportunity for someone else," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "Soto came in on a mission and it's unfortunate this came up, but we're going to move forward.""We've lost two everyday players and there is no way to sugarcoat that,''
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