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Robinson Chirinos | Catcher | #61

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/5/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 211
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / CHC
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Robinson Chirinos has accepted an invitation to play for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.
He will presumably back up Salvador Perez. Chirinos avoided arbitration with the Rangers earlier this month on a one-year, $1.9 million deal. He batted .224/.314/.483 with nine home runs in 57 games last year with Texas. Jan 31 - 8:48 PM

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Rangers and C Robinson Chirinos avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.9 million contract.

Chirinos hit .224/.314/.483 with nine homers last season for the Rangers. He will be Jonathan Lucroy's backup in 2017.
Jan 13 - 1:24 PM

Robinson Chirinos hit a solo homer to provide the Rangers' only dent in the scoreboard in Saturday's loss to the Rays.

He took Jake Odorizzi deep in the sixth inning. The blast was one of only three hits by his team in the ballgame. Batting last in the order, Chirinos finished 1-for-2 with a walk. For the season he is batting .222/.313/.486 with nine homers and 20 RBI in just 142 at-bats as a back-up catcher in Texas.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 10:59:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Tuesday's 8-6 loss to the Angels.

Chirinos will be haunting Tim Lincecum's dreams tonight. He burned him twice, cracking a solo homer in the second inning and following that up with a two-run tater in the fourth. The veteran backstop is hitting just .217 over his 83 at-bats, but he also boasts a hearty .554 slugging percentage in that space. He missed almost two months due to a fractured forearm before returning from the disabled list in early June.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 01:22:00 AM

Robinson Chirinos ripped a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

The longball came in the ninth inning off of Craig Kimbrel, who was blown up in a non-save situation. While he's hitting just .215/.301/.538 for the season, Chirinos has homered six times in 65 at-bats. He doesn't play as often as most No. 1 catchers but is worth carrying as a second catcher in mixed leagues as long as he stays healthy.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 11:07:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos hit a pair of solo homers Wednesday against the A's.

Chirinos has only three hits in four games since coming off the DL, but they've all been homers. He'll get as much playing time behind the plate as he can handle, though that won't be quite as much as most starting catchers receive.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 01:24:00 AM

Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the A's.

The home run was Chirinos' second of the season. He smacked it off A's starter Eric Surkamp with one out in the second inning. The veteran backstop was just activated off the 60-day disabled list last Thursday, as a fractured forearm suffered on April 9 has kept him on the sidelines for the vast majority of the season. A year ago, he slashed .232/.325/.438 with 10 homers and 34 RBI over 233 at-bats. He has a nice little power aspect to his bat, but does not offer true fantasy upside.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 03:02:00 AM

Rangers activated C Robinson Chirinos from the 60-day disabled list.

Chirinos will be available off the bench Thursday afternoon against the Astros, with Bryan Holaday starting at catcher and batting ninth. Chirinos missed nearly two full months with a fractured right forearm and is expected to be eased into action. Texas will carry three catchers (Chirinos, Holaday, and Bobby Wilson) for now.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 01:49:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos (forearm) could be activated from the disabled list Thursday.

There's nothing official yet, but Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth-Star Telegram suspects Chirinos will be available off the bench during Thursday's matinee game against the Astros. The catcher has been on the disabled list since April 10 with a fractured right forearm. He went 2-for-21 (.095) on his six-game minor league rehab assignment.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 12:29:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos (forearm) is ready to begin a rehab assignment.

It's unclear where or when exactly it will begin, but the good news is Chirinos is game-ready. He's hoping to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on June 9.
Fri, May 27, 2016 04:37:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos (forearm) could be ready for activation from the 60-day disabled list when first eligible on June 9.

That comes from beat writer Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Chirinos was given a recovery timetable of 10-12 weeks when he underwent surgery for a broken right ulna on April 11. He'd be coming in two weeks ahead of that. It's a promising injury update for a Rangers team that needs promising injury updates.
Tue, May 24, 2016 06:10:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to see if his broken forearm has healed.

If he gets good news he could begin a rehab assignment in the next week to 10 days. Chirinos has been catching but hasn't resumed throwing yet. He was placed on the 60-day DL so the earliest he could return is mid-June.
Source: rangers.com
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 10:47:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos had a plate inserted in his right forearm Monday.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Keith Meister. Chirinos suffered a fractured right forearm when he was hit by a pitch on Saturday and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks. Bryan Holaday should see most of the starts behind the plate for now.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Rangers placed C Robinson Chirinos on the 60-day disabled list with a fractured right forearm.

He's expected to be sidelined for 10-12 weeks. It's a big blow, as the club had already been nervous about their catching depth, forcing them to trade for Bryan Holaday prior to Opening Day. Holaday will handle the bulk of the catching duties for now, although it wouldn't be a surprise to see Texas seek more help from outside the organization.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 01:19:00 PM

X-rays have revealed that Robinson Chirinos suffered a fractured right forearm when he was hit by a pitch on Saturday.

He's expected to miss at least a month of action. It's a tough break for the Rangers, as they already acquired Bryan Holaday prior to Opening Day because they were nervous about their catching depth. Holaday will take over as the starter, while Brett Nicholas is expected to be called up to serve as the backup.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 09:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
3Brett Nicholas
4Brett Hayes
5Steven Lerud
1B1Mike Napoli
2Ronald Guzman
3Josh Hamilton
2B1Rougned Odor
2Drew Robinson
3Doug Bernier
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Jurickson Profar
2Ryan Rua
3Travis Snider
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Delino DeShields
3Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Cesar Puello
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Joey Gallo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Mike Hauschild
8Dillon Gee
9Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Keone Kela
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Eddie Gamboa
10Nick Martinez
11Jose Leclerc
12Andrew Faulkner
13Wesley Wright