Matt Moore (baseball)

Geovany Soto might rejoin Angels this week

Geovany Soto might rejoin Angels this week

Thursday will mark seven weeks since Geovany Soto underwent surgery for torn cartilage in his right knee. The stated prognosis was four to six weeks, and before four had elapsed the veteran catcher was pronouncing himself ready to resume playing.

But the start of his rehab assignment was delayed for precautionary reasons, and now the end of it will be too. Once likely to rejoin the Angels on Tuesday, Soto will instead stay with triple-A Salt Lake at least through Thursday. 

He could meet the team for the final series of the first half, in Baltimore beginning Friday. Or he could rest until July 15, when the Angels start their second half at home...