Robinson Chirinos Suffers Proper Ankle Damage
Catcher Robinson Chirinos suffered a probably worrisome harm at Rangers Summer season Camp on Monday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Value Star-Telegram stories. Chirinos departed after teammate Scott Heineman slid into his proper ankle.
The pictures Chirinos underwent after he exited got here again damaging, however supervisor Chris Woodward acknowledged that “it’s regarding to say the least” every time a catcher rolls his ankle. Woodward and the Rangers ought to know extra about Chirinos’ standing Tuesday.
Chirinos was one of many notable offseason acquisitions the Rangers made, as he parlayed an efficient 2019 with the division-rival Astros right into a one-year, $6.75MM contract. This isn’t the primary Rangers go-around for the 36-year-old Chirinos, who was a member of the membership from 2013-18.
Protection isn’t Chirinos’ calling card, however he has been one of many recreation’s steadiest offensive catchers over the previous half-decade. Relationship again to his 2015 breakout, Chirinos has slashed .234/.340/.452 (110 wRC+) with 71 dwelling runs in 1,615 plate appearances. That kind of manufacturing will surely be welcome for the Rangers, whose catchers supplied little to nothing on the plate final season. Major possibility Jeff Mathis struggled greater than anybody else within the combine, registering a .158/.209/.224 line and a stunningly poor 2 wRC+ in 244 journeys to the plate.
Within the occasion Chirinos misses time this 12 months, Mathis might as soon as once more find yourself within the lineup frequently. Jose Trevino additionally figures to make the roster, and Wilson notes that Nick Ciuffo might open 2020 because the group’s third catcher if Chirinos lands on the shelf.