Catcher Geovany Soto left Sunday’s game with a sore right knee, as an odd scene unfolded during the second inning. Soto grabbed his right leg and needed help standing up.
He initially began limping back towards the dugout but walked to the clubhouse normally. The Rangers sent him for a precautionary MRI exam and results weren’t known immediately.
Assistant general manager Thad Levine said it was encouraging to see Soto walk to the clubhouse with no issues, saying: “Hopefully Geovany is OK.”
Manager Ron Washington witnessed the scene and said Soto wasn’t in pain, just couldn’t move his leg at the time.
“We lifted him up and it released,” Washington said. “He was fine, but we weren’t sending him back behind the plate. We’ve just got to see [what the MRI shows].”
Soto missed the first half of camp after undergoing surgery to remove a small bone in his left foot, but has been expected to be in the Opening Day lineup.