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Geovany Soto could reach Chicago soon

The Cubs lost no real depth at the catcher's position in the offseason. Yoon-Min Kweon and Lukas McKnight were both released, and Fernando Lunar and Cole Speier became free agents.                                                            

Triple-A Iowa Geovany Soto was added to the 40-man roster last November and by all means is now expected to carry the load at Triple-A for the first time in his career. Soto is now 22 and had the most solid season of his career in 2004, hitting .271 with nine home runs and 16 doubles in 103 games behind the plate for Double-A West Tennessee. Known for getting on base consistently, Soto also...

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