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Robinson Chirinos | Catcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/5/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI against the Orioles on Tuesday.
Chirinos hit a solo home run, his third of the year, in the seventh inning before delivering an RBI sacrifice fly in the ninth. The 29-year-old has been splitting time at backstop with Chris Gimenez of late, batting just .231 with a .652 OPS in 34 games. Jun 3 - 11:39 PM

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Robinson Chirinos was scratched from the Rangers starting lineup on Friday due to a stomach virus.

J.P. Arencibia will replace him behind the dish and hit ninth for the Rangers against Hector Santiago and the Angels on Friday. Look for Chirinos to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.
May 2 - 8:49 PM

Robinson Chirinos has started the first two games of the series against the Athletics and is expected to start on Wednesday, as well.

If he does start against Wednesday, it will be his seventh in the Rangers' last eight games. Chirinos entered play Tuesday batting just .211/.268/.395 with two homers, but that's much better than J.P. Arencibia's .067/.125/.100 line. For what it's worth, manager Ron Washington said that while Chirinos is "getting better at everything," he added that he doesn't "have a number one and a number two (catcher)."
Apr 22 - 10:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos had a monster day at the plate in Friday's rout of the White Sox, going 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI.

With all of the powerful bats in the Rangers lineup, it's Chirinos who is the first to sock a pair of dingers on the season. He's hitting .233/.303/.467 on the year, which blows J.P. Arencibia out of the water, and could soon lead to more playing time behind the dish.
Apr 18 - 11:26 PM

Robinson Chirinos delivered a walk-off RBI single in the 12th inning on Friday, leading the Rangers to a 1-0 victory over the Astros.

Kevin Kouzmanoff got the rally started in the 12th inning, singling and advancing to second on a wild pitch, setting the stage for the dramatics against Brad Peacock. Even with his 1-for-3 effort, Chirinos is hitting a troublesome .188/.316/.438 in his first 16 at-bats.
Apr 12 - 12:28 AM

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Robinson Chirinos "has outperformed J.P. Arencibia in all aspects" in Rangers' camp.

Wilson adds that it "hasn't gone unnoticed by club brass." Chirinos is hitting a robust .467/.529/.533 with four RBI this spring, while Arencibia is batting just .150/.150/.250. It's also not hard to envision Chirinos looking better defensively given Arencibia's reputation. Arencibia is set to earn $1.8 million this season, and it's hard to see the Rangers just eating that salary. Chirinos is also capable of playing first and third base, so perhaps the Rangers could consider carrying three catchers.
Mar 11 - 8:19 PM

Robinson Chirinos had an impressive day at the dish in Sunday's Cactus League loss to the Mariners, going 4-for-4 with three RBI.

The veteran backstop doubled home a run to get the Rangers on the board in the second inning, then added a two-run single off Fernando Rodney in the fifth inning. With Geovany Soto and J.P. Arencibia ahead of him on the depth chart though, he'll have a difficult time cracking the Opening Day roster in Texas.
Mar 9 - 8:30 PM

Robinson Chirinos is recovered from his pinkie bruise.

Chirinos suffered the minor injury at the beginning of February while playing in a Caribbean World Series game. He's 100 percent healthy as Rangers camp opens and will be trying to land a spot on the 25-man roster.
Feb 12 - 4:39 PM

Robinson Chirinos was diagnosed Monday with a bruised left pinkie finger.

Chirinos suffered the injury Sunday in a Caribbean World Series game. It's not believed to be serious, but he'll head to Texas for a precautionary exam and probably won't return to the tournament, which is being played in Margarita Island, Venezuela. The 29-year-old corner infielder will be battling for an Opening Day roster spot this spring in Rangers camp.
Feb 3 - 6:35 PM

Robinson Chirinos had to exit a Caribbean World Series game on Sunday after being hit on the left hand by a pitch.

Chirinos left the game immediately and was taken to a local hospital to be examined. It's not clear at this point how severe the ailment is. Chirinos is the third member on the Rangers' 40-man roster to be injured this offseason, following Derek Holland (knee) and Joseph Ortiz (foot).
Feb 3 - 10:38 AM

Rangers recalled C/1B Robinson Chirinos from Triple-A Round Rock.

Chirinos appeared in 10 games with the Rangers earlier in the season, hitting .154/.214/.231 with a pair of doubles and five strikeouts in 26 at-bats. He’ll function as additional depth at the catcher position down the stretch.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 12:27:00 PM

Rangers optioned C/1B Robinson Chirinos to Triple-A Round Rock.

Chirinos has batted a mere .154/.214/.231 during his time in the majors this season. The Rangers will activate Jeff Baker and Craig Gentry prior to Friday's game.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 06:59:00 PM

Rangers recalled C Robinson Chirinos from Triple-A Round Rock.

Chirinos will provide depth off the Rangers' bench. He has three hits in 12 big-league at-bats this year.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Rangers optioned C Robinson Chirinos to Triple-A Round Rock.

He's clearing the way for A.J. Pierzynski's return from the DL on Tuesday. Chirinos picked up three hits in 12 at-bats with the big club.
Tue, May 21, 2013 12:06:00 AM

Rangers recalled C Robinson Chirinos from Triple-A Round Rock.

He's taking A.J. Pierzynski's (oblique) roster spot. Chirinos is hitting .295/.404/.487 with a couple homers at Triple-A. He'll back up Geovany Soto.
Wed, May 8, 2013 11:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Robinson Chirinos
3Chris Gimenez
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Nick Tepesch
6Scott Baker
7Nick Martinez
8Miles Mikolas
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Alexi Ogando
3Neal Cotts
4Tanner Scheppers
5Shawn Tolleson
6Neftali Feliz
7Ryan Feierabend
8Roman Mendez
9Joseph Ortiz
10Pedro Figueroa