Geovany Soto arrested for marijuana possession: Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto, currently on the 60 day disabled list, was arrested last night for marijuana possession. It is a misdemeanor charge for less than two ounces.
Soto is currently on a minor league rehab assignment, and played for the team's AA affiliate at Frisco last night.
This is unfortunate, but ultimately, not terribly meaningful. The team may have to do something for p.r. purposes, but I doubt anyone is going to be terribly troubled by the notion that a major league baseball player smokes marijuana.
And yet, it is one more unpleasant incident in a season full of them.
Hopefully, in a few years, we'll see marijuana de-criminalized here, and something like this will move from being a minor story to a non-story.
UPDATE -- If you are worried that Soto might get suspended and thus send the Rangers' otherwise promising season into a tailspin, good news: