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Chris Gimenez | Catcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/27/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Indians activated C Chris Gimenez from the paternity leave list.
Gimenez was only out for a couple of days. He'll be an emergency catcher for the Indians down the stretch. Sep 1 - 1:26 PM

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Indians placed C Chris Gimenez on the paternity leave list.

He'll return when rosters expand to serve as the Indians' third catcher. Gimenez was just acquired from the Rangers a week ago.
Aug 29 - 4:28 PM

Indians acquired C Chris Gimenez from the Rangers for future cash considerations.

Gimenez was designated for assignment by the Rangers on August 7 after batting .262/.331/.355 in 118 plate appearances. He'll give the Tribe some needed depth at catcher with Yan Gomes suffering from a concussion.
Aug 23 - 6:05 PM

Rangers sent C Chris Gimenez outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Gimenez could have elected free agency after being designated for assignment last week by Texas and was said to be drawing interest from the Rays, but the 31-year-old catcher has ultimately decided to remain in the Rangers organization. He's a .215/.301/.308 career hitter.
Aug 12 - 4:28 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that there is "mutual interest" between the Rays and Chris Gimenez.

Gimenez is a free agent after clearing waivers Saturday. A former Ray, he would replace Curt Casali as Jose Molina's backup while Ryan Hanigan (oblique) is out.
Aug 10 - 12:27 PM

Chris Gimenez passed through waivers unclaimed.

So he is now free to sign with any team. Gimenez was batting just .262/.331/.355 in 118 plate appearances for the Rangers, but many clubs need depth at catcher.
Aug 9 - 4:05 PM

Rangers activated C Chris Gimenez from the paternity leave list; designated him for assignment.

Gimenez was batting just .262/.331/.355 in 118 plate appearances this season for Texas, but he plays catcher so he could draw some interest on the waiver wire.
Aug 7 - 3:33 PM

Rangers placed C Chris Gimenez on the paternity leave list.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Mike Carp on the active roster. Gimenez is permitted to be away from the team for 24 to 72 hours.
Aug 4 - 4:36 PM

Chris Gimenez went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored against the Twins on Tuesday.

Gimenez had two singles, giving him nine hits in 21 at-bats since he was promoted. With Geovany Soto still sidelined and Robinson Chirinos struggling at the plate, Gimenez could see more playing time in the near future. Catcher-needy owners in AL-only leagues, take note.
May 27 - 11:05 PM

Chris Gimenez went 4-for-5 with an RBI against the Tigers on Thursday.

That's more hits than J.P. Arencibia had in the first 7 1/2 weeks of the season. Well, almost. Gimenez was making his second straight start, so it looks like he'll probably play more than Robinson Chirinos until Geovany Soto returns. That gives him value in AL-only leagues.
May 22 - 5:01 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of C Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Gimenez was hitting .259/.352/.435 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 31 games this season at the Triple-A level. He will share time at catcher with Robinson Chirinos until Geovany Soto (knee) is ready to return.
May 20 - 4:36 PM

Rangers re-signed C Chris Gimenez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Gimenez elected to become a free agent after the Rangers outrighted him off their 40-man roster last week, but he didn't draw much interest and is now back with the organization. The 31-year-old catcher is a .199/.292/.293 career hitter at the major league level.
Apr 10 - 12:50 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that free agent catcher Chris Gimenez is drawing interest from the Cubs, Athletics, Rays and Rangers.

All teams have reportedly made offers, which are presumably of the minor league variety. The 31-year-old will function as organizational depth wherever he lands.
Apr 7 - 5:51 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Chris Gimenez is deciding between several minor league offers.

One of them is believed to be from the Rays, where Gimenez played the previous two seasons. He'll be nothing more than organizational depth wherever he ends up.
Apr 6 - 4:21 PM

Chris Gimenez has elected free agency.

While it may have been in his best interest to remain in the Rangers organization with their bleak catching situation, he could generate some interest on the open market. He won't be relevant in fantasy leagues unless he works his way into a platoon situation somewhere though.
Apr 5 - 1:19 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3Justin Sellers
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1David Murphy
2Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Trevor Bauer
3T.J. House
4Carlos Carrasco
5Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams
10Zach McAllister
11Bryan Price