Soto’s overall game is superior to the other backup catcher candidates in Sox camp.
Donnie Murphy is off to Texas, creating playing time at third base and second base.
The Chicago Cubs acquired catcher George Kottaras from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.
Matt Garza pitched three-hit ball for 8 2-3 innings, and the Chicago Cubs sent Zack Greinke to his worst beating in 1 1/2 years in an 8-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday that prevented a four-game sweep.
Randy Wolf retired six of the first seven batters he faced Wednesday and extended his scoreless streak into an eighth inning this spring before a two-run fourth as Milwaukee beat the Chicago Cubs 10-2 Wednesday.