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Robinson Chirinos | Catcher | #61

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/5/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 211
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / CHC
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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. Jun 16 - 1:24 AM

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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.
Jun 15 - 3:02 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.
Jun 9 - 1:49 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.
Jun 9 - 12:29 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.
May 27 - 4:37 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.
May 24 - 6:10 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.
Source: rangers.com
Apr 30 - 10:47 PM

Robinson Chirinos had a plate inserted in his right forearm Monday.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Keith Meister. Chirinos suffered a fractured right forearm when he was hit by a pitch on Saturday and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks. Bryan Holaday should see most of the starts behind the plate for now.
Apr 11 - 5:42 PM

Rangers placed C Robinson Chirinos on the 60-day disabled list with a fractured right forearm.

He's expected to be sidelined for 10-12 weeks. It's a big blow, as the club had already been nervous about their catching depth, forcing them to trade for Bryan Holaday prior to Opening Day. Holaday will handle the bulk of the catching duties for now, although it wouldn't be a surprise to see Texas seek more help from outside the organization.
Apr 10 - 1:19 PM

X-rays have revealed that Robinson Chirinos suffered a fractured right forearm when he was hit by a pitch on Saturday.

He's expected to miss at least a month of action. It's a tough break for the Rangers, as they already acquired Bryan Holaday prior to Opening Day because they were nervous about their catching depth. Holaday will take over as the starter, while Brett Nicholas is expected to be called up to serve as the backup.
Apr 10 - 9:58 AM

Robinson Chirinos left Saturday's game against the Angels with a left forearm injury.

He's headed for X-rays. Bryan Holaday replaced him in the bottom of the fifth inning. Chirinos has been moderately productively this year, collecting four hits including a home run in his first 15 at-bats (.267).
Apr 9 - 11:28 PM

Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

Chirinos feasted upon a Hector Santiago offering in the third inning, launching it to left for a solo homer and his only hit of the contest. As a team, the Rangers did little outside of that loud hit -- they finished the game with just four knocks. The 31-year-old Chirinos has clocked double-digit home runs in each of the last two seasons, but beyond of that nice bit of pop, there isn't much to dig into in terms of fantasy play.
Apr 8 - 1:28 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Nick Martinez
8Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Tanner Scheppers
8Cesar Ramos