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Robinson Chirinos | Catcher | #61

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 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. Apr 22 - 12:48 AM

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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.
Apr 9 - 6:47 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.
Mar 21 - 3:07 PM

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

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.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 10:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
3Brett Nicholas
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Ryan Rua
2Jurickson Profar
3Delino DeShields
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Sam Dyson
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Dario Alvarez
8Keone Kela
9Jake Diekman