Geovany Soto is heading to the city (and team) of angels…
The 32-year-old Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher, a free-agent, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.
The team announced the move Tuesday night, one day after losing catcher Chris Iannetta to the Seattle Mariners in free agency.
Soto has played for four teams in 11 major league seasons. The former Chicago Cubsbackstop spent last season on the other side of town with the Chicago White Sox, batting .219 with nine homers and 21 RBIs in 78 games.
A solid defender, Soto also has played for Texas Rangers and Oakland A’s. He was the National League Rookie of the Year and an All-Star in 2008 with the Cubs.
Soto will team with Carlos Perezbehind the plate for Los Angeles.
Perez shared the job last season with Iannetta, whose offensive production plummeted in his fourth season with the Angels.