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Chris Gimenez | Catcher | #38

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/27/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 19 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Gimenez (ankle) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Frisco.
Gimenez was forced to begin the season on the disabled list due to an infection in his ankle, but he's feeling better now and could be ready to join the Rangers within a few days. Bryan Holaday and Brett Nicholas are currently sharing catching duties with Robinson Chirinos (forearm) sidelined. Apr 25 - 4:55 PM

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Chris Gimenez (ankle) could report to Double-A Frisco by Monday for a minor league rehab assignment.

Gimenez is over his late-spring ankle infection and could be ready for activation by the end of April. Texas can really use him after losing Robinson Chirinos (forearm) for the first half of the season.
Apr 19 - 4:23 PM

Chris Gimenez (ankle) has resumed throwing.

And the area around his left ankle that became infected late this spring is finally beginning to show improvement. Gimenez should start swinging a bat by early next week and will probably be fully recovered by the middle of May. Texas opened the 2016 regular season with a ton of depth at catcher, but Robinson Chirinos (forearm) is going to be sidelined for the remainder of the first half. Gimenez, a .218/.303/.336 career hitter, is suddenly looking useful.
Apr 13 - 8:56 AM

Chris Gimenez (ankle) is 5-7 days away from swinging a bat.

Gimenez was forced to begin the season on the disabled list with an infection in his ankle, but he's making progress. He appears on track for a return around mid-May. Bryan Holaday and Brett Nicholas are holding down catching duties with Robinson Chirinos (forearm) sidelined.
Apr 11 - 6:04 PM

Rangers placed C Chris Gimenez on the 15-day disabled list with an infection in his left ankle.

Gimenez is out of the hospital and should be fine, but he's not ready to play yet. With Bryan Holaday now on the roster, Gimenez probably won't have a spot when he's ready to return.
Apr 3 - 12:13 PM

Chris Gimenez (ankle) is expected to be released from the hospital on Saturday.

Gimenez developed some sort of infectionin his left ankle earlier in the week which prompted the hospitalization. He's expected to begin the year on the 15-day disabled list but could be ready to return in mid-April.
Apr 2 - 12:20 PM

Chris Gimenez (ankle) is now expected to begin the season on the 15-day disabled list.

Gimenez came down with a left ankle infection earlier this week, and it's worse than the Rangers originally feared. There is no timetable yet for his return. He's presumably off to visit with some specialists.
Mar 30 - 5:25 PM

Chris Gimenez could begin the season on the disabled list due to an infection in his left ankle.

It's possible he'll try and resume baseball activities Wednesday. "It's going to be tough for him to start the season if he is banged up," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. "Right now, we're trying to get him through to where he is available. Right now, he is not available." If Gimenez can't make it back in time for Opening Day, the Rangers will carry either Bobby Wilson or Michael McKenry Robinson Chirinos' backup.
Mar 29 - 7:36 PM

Rangers and C Chris Gimenez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

It's a split contract that will pay out $975,000 while Gimenez is in the majors and far less if he is sent to the minors. The 32-year-old catcher posted a surprising .820 OPS with five home runs in 36 games this summer for Texas. He should see increased exposure as an active backup to Robinson Chirinos in 2016.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 09:12:00 AM

Chris Gimenez underwent arthroscopic surgery on Friday to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder.

It's an ailment he played through for a while, but Gimenez went under the knife just two days after the Rangers' season was ended. He'll be fine for spring training.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 05:19:00 PM

Chris Gimenez is starting at catcher and hitting eighth for the Rangers in Friday's Game 2 of the ALDS.

Robinson Chirinos homered in Game 1 Thursday, but he's on the bench the next day with the Rangers preferring to pair Gimenez with Cole Hamels. Gimenez hit .255/.330/.490 with five homers in 36 games for Texas this season.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 09:59:00 AM

Chris Gimenez hit his first major league homer since 2012 against the Astros on Wednesday.

The homer was the first given up by Scott Kazmir since June 16. It was Gimenez's seventh homer in 459 at-bats. Three of those came in 111 at-bats as a rookie with the Indians in 2009. He hit one each in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and now one in his fourth game of this year. Oddly enough, he also has two steals this year, giving him three total in his career.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 12:36:00 AM

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

He'll back up Robinson Chirinos. Gimenez is hitting .243 with six home runs at Round Rock this season.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 06:00:00 PM

Chris Gimenez went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI as the Rangers fell to the Athletics in Cactus League competition.

Gimenez plated a run with an RBI double off R.J. Alvarez in the seventh inning. In camp as a non-roster invitee, he's hitting just .167 in Cactus League play and looks unlikely to crack the Opening Day roster.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 08:55:00 PM

Rangers signed C Chris Gimenez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Gimenez began the 2014 season with Texas but was traded in August for cash. The 31-year-old will compete for the Rangers' backup catcher job next spring. He is a .210/.297/.302 career hitter in the major leagues.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 03:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Chris Gimenez
4Brett Nicholas
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Ryan Rua
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Ian Desmond
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Delino DeShields
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Nomar Mazara
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Cesar Ramos
Relief Pitcher
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Sam Dyson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers