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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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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he is comfortable with the idea of Robinson Chirinos serving as the team's everyday catcher next season.
Chirinos played pretty well down the stretch this summer in that role, batting .261/.343/.455 with four home runs in 26 games between August and September. The 30-year-old can keep the seat warm for top prospect Jorge Alfaro, who could reach the majors by late 2015 and take over starting catcher duties in early 2016. Sep 29 - 9:40 AM

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Robinson Chirinos hit his 12th home run in a win over the Astros Tuesday.

Chirinos led off the bottom of the fourth inning with the solo shot to break a scoreless tie. The backstop has hits in eight straight games, raising his overall line to .243/.296/.416. The surprising power has been nice to see, but the 30-year-old will likely return to a reserve role next year.
Sep 23 - 11:23 PM

Robinson Chirinos went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Braves Sunday.

Chirinos had an RBI single and scored a run in the fifth inning, an inning in which the Rangers batted around. Chirinos also singled and scored an inning later. The catcher has had some good games this season en route to a modest .240/.290/.411 line.
Sep 14 - 7:51 PM

Robinson Chirinos delivered a game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning on Friday, leading the Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Braves.

Chirinos has been platooning with Tomas Telis behind the plate in recent weeks, but made the most of his chances in this one. He also drew a walk in the contest, raising his season slash to .233/.285/.407.
Sep 13 - 12:10 AM

Robinson Chirinos (neck) expects to return to action within the next couple of days.

Chirinos hasn't played since August 31 because of discomfort in his neck, but he's beginning to feel better. An MRI taken Monday showed no structural damage.
Source: MLBlogs
Sep 9 - 5:27 PM

Robinson Chirinos took batting practice Saturday and is feeling improvement with his ailing neck.

Chirinos was given a cortisone injection Thursday and could return to the lineup before long. "I still feel it but I feel better," said Chirinos. "It was four straight days and it seemed like it didn’t improve at all."
Sep 7 - 12:12 PM

Robinson Chirinos (neck) was given a cortisone injection Thursday.

He's being listed as day-to-day, but he's likely out for a few days while the Rangers wait for the shot to take effect. Tomas Telis and J.P. Arencibia will handle the catching duties while Chirinos is out. The club has not discussed promoting top prospect Jorge Alfaro.
Sep 4 - 7:20 PM

Robinson Chirinos remains sidelined due to a stiff neck.

Chirinos hasn't played since last Thursday and it's unclear when he'll be ready to return. The Rangers didn't want to use Tomas Telis against left-hander Roenis Elias on Thursday, so J.P. Arencibia will make his first start behind the plate since May 15.
Sep 4 - 4:22 PM

Robinson Chirinos is sidelined with a stiff neck.

Chirinos hasn't played since Sunday, and he's had it pretty heavily wrapped for the past few days, according to Dallas Morning News reporter Evan Grant. Consider him day-to-day for the time being. Tomas Telis will likely handle the catching duties in Chirinos' absence.
Sep 3 - 6:15 PM

Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in a win over the Royals on Sunday.

Chirinos had a run-scoring single in the third inning. He's got 33 RBI in 79 games played this year, batting .232/.278/.409. Sunday's trade of Geovany Soto clears the way for more playing time for Chirinos down the stretch, but he's not an option outside of deep AL-only leagues.
Aug 24 - 7:04 PM

Robinson Chirinos finished 3-for-5 with two home runs in Tuesday's lopsided win over the White Sox.

Chirinos victimized White Sox starter John Danks twice, both solo shots. The home runs were his first in nearly a month, and he's now got 11 blasts in 229 at-bats this year. The part-time catcher is hitting .240/.279/.432 overall.
Aug 5 - 11:12 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Tomas Telis
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Guilder Rodriguez
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3Luis Sardinas
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
4Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
3Michael Choice
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Robbie Ross
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Miles Mikolas
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Roman Mendez
7Scott Baker
8Phil Klein
9Alexander Claudio
10Jon Edwards
11Pedro Figueroa
12Michael Kirkman
13Lisalverto Bonilla