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Carlos Corporan | Catcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 240
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Carlos Corporan is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Tuesday's game versus the Athletics.
Robinson Chirinos has never been a full-time catcher before and has had dealt with concussion issues in the past, so Corporan is in line to play more than most backup catchers this season. He has a bit of pop but isn't someone fantasy owners can rely on. Apr 7 - 6:13 PM

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Rangers acquired C Carlos Corporan from the Astros for RHP Akeem Bostick.

Corporan will serve as the back-up to Robinson Chirinos behind the plate. The Astros had a glut of catching depth and decided to designate Corporan for assignment on Tuesday, but quickly found a taker in the Rangers. The 31-year-old won't hit much, as he has a career .226/.286/.350 triple-slash line as a switch-hitter, but his value will come in spelling Chirinos, handling the Rangers' pitching staff, and playing solid defense.
Jan 21 - 12:13 PM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Rangers and Astros have agreed on a trade involving Carlos Corporan.

The Astros designated Corporan for assignment on Tuesday after recently avoiding arbitration with him for $975,000. The Rangers, in search of catching depth, pounced on the opportunity to add a back-up to Robinson Chirinos behind the dish. Corporan, 31, has a career .637 OPS in 659 plate appearances.
Jan 21 - 10:45 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Rangers are emerging as the "clear favorite" to acquire Carlos Corporan.

It's no surprise, as the Rangers were connected to Corporan last week. Corporan was designated for assignment by the Astros Tuesday, and they likely knew they had a deal with Texas that they expected to finalize. The 31-year-old has batted .230/.294/.368 with 13 homers over the last two seasons for Houston. He'd be used as Robinson Chirinos' backup with the Rangers.
Jan 20 - 10:25 PM

Astros designated C Carlos Corporan for assignment.

Houston just signed Corporan to a one-year, $975,000 deal, avoiding arbitration, but he was given the boot off the 40-man roster Tuesday to clear a spot for new center fielder Colby Rasmus. Corporan hit .235/.302/.376 last season as the Astros' backup catcher. Jason Castro and Hank Conger will be the club's catchers in 2015.
Jan 20 - 5:08 PM

Astros and C Carlos Corporan avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $975,000 contract.

Corporan, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, batted .235/.302/.376 with six home runs and 19 RBI over 55 games in a backup role last season. The Astros have a surplus behind the plate right now, so they are reportedly discussing him in a potential trade with the Rangers.
Jan 15 - 5:20 PM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros and Rangers have talked about a trade involving Carlos Corporan.

It makes sense, as the Astros have a surplus behind the plate while the Rangers are looking around for a catcher. Corporan has hit just .226 with a .286 on-base percentage in the majors, but he has some pop in his bat. Drellich writes that it would likely only take a mid-level prospect to get a deal done. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram hears that the Rangers are also considering a reunion with Geovany Soto.
Jan 15 - 4:32 PM

Carlos Corporan went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a loss to the Angels on Sunday.

Corporan has been gaining playing time with Jason Castro's struggles, and he came through with the Astros' lone RBI on Sunday. Corporan is hitting .234/.288/.415 with five home runs and 14 RBI on the year.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 09:40:00 PM

Carlos Corporan hit a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

The three-run shot off Rangers reliever Justin Germano was icing on the cake on a night the Astros dominated their division rivals. The homer was Corporan's fourth this season in 44 at-bats. Unfortunately he hasn't hit much else -- he's hitting just .159/.191/.432 on the year.
Tue, May 13, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Carlos Corporan belted a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Angels.

It was one of just four hits the Astros mustered for the day and the only run they could come up with. Corporan has shown a little pop for a backup catching, as he hit seven homers in 210 plate appearances last season. Still, he doesn't play enough to have fantasy value even in the deepest of leagues.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 06:15:00 PM

Astros activated C Carlos Corporan from the 15-day disabled list.

Corporan had been out since August 20 due to concussion-related symptoms. With Jason Castro banged up, he should see a decent number of starts behind the dish.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 11:48:00 PM

Carlos Corporan (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Corporan has been on the concussion disabled list since August 20. Assuming no setbacks, he should be able to return to the Astros' active roster early next week.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 11:49:00 AM

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Carlos Corporan (concussion) could return to the field later this week.

Corporan took a foul ball of his facemask on Aug. 19 and has been sidelined since. Fellow backup catcher Max Stassi sustained his own concussion a few days later and is also the on the 7-day disabled list. "Corporan is further along than Stassi, and hopefully we'll get Corporan into game situations later this week, either it's with an affiliate or in Houston," Luhnow said. "We're feeling optimistic he'll be back in competition later this week. Stassi has one more hurdle left and until he clears that milestone we're in a holding pattern." Starter Jason Castro suffered a knee injury Monday, leaving Cody Clark and recently-acquired Matt Pagnozzi as the club's only healthy backstops.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 03:06:00 PM

Carlos Corporan (concussion) has been working out for the past few days.

The catcher is hoping to begin baseball activities soon. Corporan hasn't experienced post-concussion issues lately, but there's still no timetable for his return. "Everything is looking good" said Corporan. "I'm feeling better every day and have no more headaches. I'm happy to be back to normal. That wasn't fun."
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 09:12:00 PM

Carlos Corporan is still having concussion-related symptoms.

Corporan has been instructed to stay home and rest while the Astros go on their road trip. The backstop has been sidelined for nearly a week.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
3Jake Smolinski
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Matt Harrison
7Martin Perez
8Yu Darvish
9Nick Tepesch
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Kyuji Fujikawa
5Anthony Bass
6Roman Mendez
7Lisalverto Bonilla
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Alex Claudio