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Robinson Chirinos | Catcher | #61

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/5/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.
He singled to drive in Elvis Andrus with his team's only run of the game in the sixth inning. The Rangers' primary catcher has a fine .269/.379/.547 triple slash with 17 home runs and 38 RBI in 78 games this season. Wed, Sep 13, 2017 11:59:00 PM

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Robinson Chirinos slugged his 17th home run of the season in the Rangers' loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

It was a solo shot in the bottom of the second inning off Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery. Chirinos also drew a walk and scored in the bottom of the fourth, finishing the day 1-for-2 with one RBI and two runs. He's reached base safely in 24 consecutive games and his season OPS is up to .938.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 07:01:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-2 with two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored Friday against the Yankees.

Stay hot, Robinson. Chirinos has now reached base safely in 23 straight games. He was batting .208 with a .289 on-base percentage at the start of the streak. He’s now hitting .266 with a a .376 on-base percentage.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 12:46:00 AM

Robinson Chirinos went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's victory over the Orioles.

Chirinos suffered a sprained ankle on Sunday which sidelined him for most of the week. He's now hitting .221/.303/.522 with with 12 homers and 26 RBI on the year.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 09:15:00 AM

Robinson Chirinos (ankle) could be available to play as soon as Wednesday.

Chirinos is feeling better than expected Monday after spraining his left ankle Sunday. "I woke up today, and it felt better than I thought," Chirinos said. "I hit in the cage. It felt like I can deal with it. The way I felt yesterday, I thought it would feel worse today." With Chirinos considered only day-to-day, the Rangers can go back to shopping Jonathan Lucroy.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 08:14:00 PM

The X-rays on the ankle of Robinson Chirinos came back negative on Sunday.

The backstop was removed from Sunday's game against the Rays after a collision at home plate resulted in a sprained ankle. It's unclear how much time he stands to miss, but the fact that there's no structural damage is an encouraging sign.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 04:03:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos was pulled from Sunday's game against the Rays after a collision at home plate resulted in a sprained left ankle.

Rougned Odor's throw home in the bottom of the fourth inning took Chirinos into Adeiny Hechavarria and the catcher was knocked over (he did hang on to the ball). After initially staying in the game, Chirinos was pinch-hit for by Jonathan Lucroy in the top of the fifth. He'll undergo X-rays.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 02:58:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos clubbed his 10th home run of the season as the Rangers topped the Yankees on Saturday afternoon.

Chirinos tagged Jonathan Holder for a solo homer in the seventh inning. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3 and scored a pair of runs. Chirinos has done a terrific job in a reserve role, slashing .242/.333/.589 with 10 homers and 23 RBI.
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 04:22:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos hit his ninth homer and doubled twice Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Chirinos had just one double to go along with his eight homers entering the day. He's done really nice work in his part-time role, driving in 22 runs in 92 at-bats, and the Rangers are trying to get him some more playing time now; he DH'd for the first time on Tuesday. If it's the start of a trend to get him more at-bats, he'd be a worthy second catcher in mixed leagues.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 05:57:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos launched a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the 11th inning as the Rangers beat the Nationals 6-3 on Saturday.

Chirinos was hitless with two strikeouts through his first four at-bats, but he came up big with a dinger to left-center off Nationals reliever Shawn Kelley in his fifth plate appearance. Chirinos boasts an .844 OPS with seven home runs and 20 RBI in 24 games (22 starts) this season for Texas. He's made his case for regular playing time while Jonathan Lucroy continues to struggle.
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 04:36:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos hit his sixth homer Wednesday in the loss to the Mets.

The Rangers haven't given Jonathan Lucroy any time at first base this year, but it'd make some sense to do so with Mike Napoli on the DL. That's because Chirinos has an .832 OPS is 71 at-bats in his backup role. It's the best OPS on the team, unless one counts Adrian Beltre's 1.067 mark in seven games.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 11:33:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos went deep in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

The two-run blast came in the seventh inning off of Kevin Quackenbush. Chirinos has been the Rangers' most productive catcher this season and it hasn't been close, as he's batting .294/.429/.765 with five homers to Jonathan Lucroy's .214/.267/.333 line and two homers. We certainly don't expect things to continue at that rate, but for now Chirinos should continue to play more than most backup catchers.
Tue, May 9, 2017 06:37:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo homers and a walk Friday against the Royals.

Chirinos and Joey Gallo both hit two homers off Mariners right-hander Nathan Karns. This was Chirinos’ fourth career multi-homer game and his first since last July 19. These sort of nights will likely be few and far between for the 32-year-old, as he’s behind Jonathan Lucroy on the depth chart in Texas.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 12:48:00 AM

Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Sunday's win over the A's.

Chirinos drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning, then came back around in the eighth to launch a two-run home run off Daniel Coulombe. That dinger was not of the critical variety, as it merely served as window dressing in an 8-1 victory. With Jonathan Lucroy locked in as the Rangers' starting catcher, Chirinos will not be seeing enough at-bats for fantasy relevance this season barring injury.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 06:47:00 PM

Rangers signed C Robinson Chirinos to a one-year extension through 2018 with a club option for 2019.

The two sides just recently agreed to a one-year, $1.9 million deal to avoid arbitration, but apparently there was momentum toward a multi-year deal. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Chirinos will make $2.25 million in 2018. The option, which buys out what could be his first year of free agency, is worth $2.375 million and carries a $100,000 buyout. Chirinos batted .224/.314/.483 with nine homers over 57 games last season and is slated to serve as Jonathan Lucroy's backup in 2017.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 03:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joey Gallo
2Tommy Joseph
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Darwin Barney
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Ryan Rua
2Destin Hood
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Yohander Mendez
9Edinson Volquez
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Claudio
2Jake Diekman
3Matt Bush
4Keone Kela
5Tim Lincecum
6Jose Leclerc
7Jesse Chavez
8Chris Martin
9Tony Barnette
10Nick Gardewine
11Ricardo Rodriguez
12Kevin Jepsen
13Steve Delabar
14Ronald Herrera