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Chris Gimenez | Catcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/27/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 6 - 12:36 AM

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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.
Jul 31 - 6:00 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.
Mar 27 - 8:55 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

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.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 04:36:00 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.
Tue, May 27, 2014 11:05:00 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.
Thu, May 22, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
4Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Will Venable
3Joey Gallo
CF1Delino DeShields
2Antoan Richardson
3Drew Stubbs
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Strausborger
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Derek Holland
3Martin Perez
4Yovani Gallardo
5Colby Lewis
6Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Keone Kela
3Jake Diekman
4Anthony Bass
5Sam Freeman
6Sam Dyson
7Andrew Faulkner
8Nick Tepesch
9Lisalverto Bonilla
10Alex Claudio
11Luke Jackson
12Ross Ohlendorf