Geovany Soto has changed his workout program since joining the Texas Rangers and has seen a noticeable improvement. Unfortunately, he’s had a pair of injury setbacks this spring when he had surgery to remove a small bone in his left foot early on, and he left Sunday’s game with a sore right knee.
Once he gets over those setbacks, Soto believes his new workout regimen will keep him fresher and more durable during the regular season. He discussed the benefits of his improved routine.
His new workouts: “Now I’m doing more circuit workouts, being more active and jumping around with different exercises to keep me loose. It’s designed to help everything — stamina, power, more quickness on my feet. Everything is light, nothing heavy.”
Benefits of new workouts: “Well, I recover a lot quicker and that’s the main thing. Second of all, I’m a lot looser. So recovery and feeling loose, those are two main reasons right there.”
On his old workouts: “They were more basic, just focusing on different sections of the body. I’d do upper one day, lower the next.”
He said it
“I hope it shows that I can be a starter. I hope it shows that I can do it.” — Robbie Ross on what he wants people to take away from his spring training
Words of Wash
“Made me 1 for 4, .250. [Leonys Martin] was adamant and [third-base coach Gary Pettis] thought he was in there, too, so I told them I wanted a review.” — Ron Washington on winning his first replay challenge of the spring on Sunday. The umpires overturned an out call and said Martin slid in safely to home plate on a double by Michael Choice in the third inning.