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Robinson Chirinos | Catcher | #61

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/5/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / CHC
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Rangers and C Robinson Chirinos avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.55 million contract.
It's a nice raise for the backstop in his first year of arbitration eligibility. Chirinos hit .232/.325/.438 with 10 homers for the Rangers in 2015, missing ample time due to injury. He currently tops the depth chart at catcher, but Texas would surely like to upgrade at the position. Jan 15 - 12:36 PM

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Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 5-3 Game 1 ALDS win over the Blue Jays.

Chirinos hit ninth in Thursday's raucous contest with the Blue Jays. He delivered from the bottom of the lineup card, swatting a two-run homer off Toronto ace David Price in the fifth inning. At the time, it increased the Ranger lead to 4-1. A biceps injury hampered him down the stretch in September, but it didn't appear to limit him under the October spotlight as the Rangers began their quest for playoff immortality. The 31-year-old catcher's not a pure power hitter by any stretch of the imagination, though he did pop 10 long balls in the regular season. He'll do battle with Blue Jays Game 2 starter Marcus Stroman on Friday.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 06:39:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos (biceps) will be ready for the ALDS.

Chirinos missed much of September with a left biceps injury, but he got in a few games before the end of the regular season and will get a bunch more rest this week. The 31-year-old catcher posted a .762 OPS with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 78 games this season.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 04:02:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos (biceps) has been cleared to return to action.

He's not starting Sunday, but Chirinos will be available off the bench. He hasn't started since injuring his left biceps on September 9.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 01:20:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos (biceps) is expected back in the Rangers' lineup on Saturday.

Chirinos returned from a shoulder injury last week only to suffer a biceps ailment a couple days after being activated. He's feeling better, though, and will take live batting practice Friday.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 04:36:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos (biceps) did some throwing in the batting cage Tuesday.

It's the first time he's done so since he injured a tendon in his biceps last week. Chirinos is feeling better but thinks he's about a week away from being available.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Robinson Chirinos will miss about a week with soreness in his left biceps tendon.

He must have injured it in Wednesday's game against the Mariners. Bobby Wilson is starting at catcher Saturday against Oakland. Chirinos doesn't have much fantasy value outside of AL-only leagues.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 07:31:00 PM

Rangers activated C Robinson Chirinos from the 15-day disabled list.

Chirinos wound up missing over a month with a muscle strain in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. The 31-year-old catcher didn't hit very well on his minor league rehab assignment, but he's safe for activation again in AL-only and deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 02:49:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos (shoulder) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.

Chirinos' progress from left shoulder soreness has been slow, but it appears he's finally made some strides. He shouldn't need too many rehab games before being activated.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 12:23:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos (shoulder) won't swing a bat again until Tuesday after feeling some soreness a few days ago.

Chirinos has been out all month with left shoulder inflammation. His catching isn't affected since it's his non-throwing shoulder, but hitting has been an issue. There's no timetable for Chirinos' return.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos (shoulder) is scheduled to catch a bullpen session on Saturday.

Chirinos is slowly working his way back from a left shoulder injury, though there remains no clear timetable for his return to the lineup. The 31-year-old was hitting .226/.316/.425 with nine homers and 33 RBI before landing on the disabled list on August 1.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos (shoulder) has begun playing catch and taking some swings.

Chirinos received a cortisone injection in his ailing left shoulder at the beginning of the month and appears to finally be making some progress. However, there's no timetable for his return.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 09:02:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos received a cortisone injection in his ailing left shoulder Monday.

Chirinos was placed on the disabled list over the weekend and the hope is that the injection speeds along the healing process. For now, there's no timetable for his return.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 05:44:00 PM

Rangers placed C Robinson Chirinos on 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder.

It clears a roster spot for Sam Dyson. Before the injury, Chirinos was on pace for 14 homers and 52 RBI. Both would have been career highs. Bobby Wilson and Chris Gimenez will fill in at catcher during his absence.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 05:17:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Chirinos walked and scored in the second inning before getting into the action with an RBI single in the ninth. The catcher is hitting .220/.310/.430 while splitting time behind the dish with Carlos Corporan this season.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 01:06:00 AM