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Chris Gimenez | Catcher | #38

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/27/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 19 (0) / CLE
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Twins purchased the contract of C Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Rochester.
He beat out John Ryan Murphy for the backup catcher job behind starter Jason Castro. The well-traveled 34-year-old has caught for five clubs since 2011. Gimenez isn't known for his offense. He's just a .218 lifetime hitter at the major league level. Mar 30 - 5:40 PM

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

Gimenez appeared in 68 games with the Indians last season and owns a .218/.297/.335 batting line over 776 plate appearances in the majors. The 34-year-old will provide some useful depth behind the plate for Minnesota.
Jan 12 - 4:28 PM

Chris Gimenez has elected free agency.

The Indians outrighted Gimenez off their 40-man roster, although they are interested in bringing him back on a minor league deal. Gimenez is a career .218/.297/.335 hitter over parts of eight major league seasons.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 01:02:00 PM

Indians sent C Chris Gimenez outright to Triple-A Columbus.

He can declare free agency if he wants and seems likely to do just that. Gimenez is a career .218/.297/.335 hitter over parts of eight major league seasons.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Chris Gimenez went 1-for-1 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's loss to the A's.

Gimenez cracked a solo home run off Sean Manaea to lead off the sixth inning. That homer would represent the only run the Indians managed on the evening. That little power showing aside, the year has mostly been a struggle for Gimenez, who is hitting just .220/.262/.347 with four homers and 11 RBI over 118 at-bats. There is no fantasy intrigue here.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 01:59:00 AM

Chris Gimenez went 2-for-4 with a home run in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Gimenez hit a solo homer off Chris Sale in the fourth inning, because you can't predict baseball. The homer was his second of the season after being dealt to the Indians in early May. Appearing in 10 games, the 33-year-old backstop is hitting .231/.259/.462 while spelling Yan Gomes.
Tue, May 24, 2016 11:08:00 PM

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

Gimenez was designated for assignment by the Rangers on May 3. He'll take over as the Indians' backup catcher, with Adam Moore getting shipped out in a corresponding roster move. Gimenez, 33, is a .218/.303/.336 career hitter.
Wed, May 4, 2016 01:10:00 PM

Rangers designated C Chris Gimenez for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Bobby Wilson on the 40-man roster. Gimenez was recently sent on a minor league rehab assignment after he began the season on the disabled list with an infection in his ankle.
Tue, May 3, 2016 02:10:00 PM

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.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 04:55:00 PM

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.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 04:23:00 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.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 08:56:00 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.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 06:04:00 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.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 12:13:00 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.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 12:20:00 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.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Kyle Gibson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Glen Perkins
4Michael Tonkin
5Tyler Duffey
6Taylor Rogers
7Craig Breslow
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Matt Belisle
10Justin Haley
11Nick Tepesch
12Trevor May