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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 (thumb) will resume a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday.
Corporan had to be pulled off a rehab assignment earlier this month due to soreness in his sprained left thumb. He's going to need surgery after the season but will try to gut it out down the stretch. Aug 26 - 2:47 PM

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Carlos Corporan will need surgery over the offseason on his sprained left thumb.

Corporan is doing all baseball activities but it's unclear when he might be cleared to return. He'll try to play through the ailment down the stretch before going under the knife over the winter.
Aug 16 - 2:47 PM

Carlos Corporan (thumb) has been pulled off his rehab assignment.

Corporan is still feeling soreness in his sprained left thumb and there's no timetable for when he'll resume the assignment. With Robinson Chirinos (shoulder) having gone on the disabled list over the weekend, that means the Rangers will be going with Chris Gimenez and Bobby Wilson at catcher for a while.
Aug 4 - 8:39 PM

Carlos Corporan (thumb) will catch a bullpen session on Friday.

Corporan's sprained left thumb remains swollen, but the feeling is that he'll be ready to do some catching by next weekend. He should have a shot to be activated before the end of the month.
Jul 19 - 2:06 PM

Rangers placed C Carlos Corporan on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 13, with a sprained left thumb.

It's unclear how long he's been dealing with the ailment or how long he'll be sidelined. Tomas Telis has replaced Corporan as the club's backup catcher.
Jul 17 - 4:26 PM

Carlos Corporan finished 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBI in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Corporan didn't even start the game, but he entered after Robinson Chirinos left the game with a bruised hand. In Chirinos' stead, Corporan had a two-run single before blasting a three-run homer in the eighth. The homer was Corporan's second of the year to go with 10 RBI.
Jun 2 - 10:49 PM

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

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

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
CF1Delino DeShields
2Antoan Richardson
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