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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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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

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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

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

He has the chance to declare free agency, which seems likely. Gimenez hit .241/.313/.328 over 42 games for the Rangers and Indians this season.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 03:06:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 01:26:00 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 04:28:00 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.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 06:05:00 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.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 04:28:00 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.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 12:27:00 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.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 04:05:00 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.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 03:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Chris Gimenez
3Michael McKenry
4Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Pedro Ciriaco
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Justin Ruggiano
3Joey Gallo
4Patrick Kivlehan
CF1Delino DeShields
2James Jones
3Jordan Danks
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
7A.J. Griffin
8Anthony Ranaudo
9Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Tom Wilhelmsen
3Jake Diekman
4Keone Kela
5Sam Dyson
6Sam Freeman
7Andrew Faulkner
8Alex Claudio
9Tony Barnette
10Luke Jackson
11Ross Ohlendorf
12Tanner Scheppers
13Jose Leclerc
14Cesar Ramos