Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:07:51 -0700
Texas Rangers pitchers enter action Wednesday, April 23, carrying a 2.36 ERA in games started by C Robinson Chirinos.
Fantasy Tip: Chirinos had some prospect hype years ago and, if he can score more playing time over J.P. Arencibia, he could scrape a bit of offensive upside with Arlington as his home park.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:04:13 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington will use C Robinson Chirinos for all three games behind the plate this week against the Oakland Athletics, with C J.P. Arencibia starting none. Chirinos started Monday, April 21, is starting Tuesday, April 22, and is likely for Wednesday, April 23. Washington wants to pair Chirinos with SP Martin Perez, as the two are friends and former teammates in Venezuela. Perez is scheduled to start Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Chirinos is worth using as a No. 2 catcher in AL-only fantasy leagues and some deeper mixed formats, while Arencibia is only worth keeping rostered in the deepest of AL play.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:32:58 -0700
Texas Rangers C Robinson Chirinos is starting behind the plate again Wednesday, April 9, after going 2-for-4 with a home run Tuesday, April 8, but manager Ron Washington said C J.P. Arencibia will be back in Friday, April 11. Washington is seeing progress from Arencibia despite his slow start with two hits in 18 at-bats.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:29:49 -0700
The Texas Rangers will begin the regular season with three catches, mainly because they have to keep C Chris Gimenez after claiming him so late off waivers. Gimenez has no options remaining. C J.P. Arencibia will be the team's opening day starter, with C Robinson Chirinos and Gimenez serving as backups.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:44:27 -0700
The Texas Rangers aren't sold on using C J.P. Arencibia as their starting catcher now that C Geovany Soto (knee) will miss extended time. "I haven't seen a whole lot of Arencibia at his best," manager Ron Washington said. C Robinson Chirinos has outplayed Arencibia both offensively and defensively this spring, but Arencibia has more experience in the majors.
Fantasy Tip: If you're searching for a second catcher, you may want to stay away from the situation in Texas. Chirinos may wind up seeing more playing time. It's rather telling that the Rangers are still looking for options outside the organization.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:18:28 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Cs J.P. Arencibia and Robinson Chirinos will compete for starting catching duties over the next eight days of camp after the injury to C Geovany Soto (knee). Chirinos has had a better camp than Arencibia, but Chirinos has played in only 33 career games.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 11:23:44 -0700
Texas Rangers C J.P. Arencibia may lose the backup catcher's position to C Robinson Chirinos following a poor performance this spring. Chirinos is batting .435 with one home run and five RBIs through 13 Cactus League games, while Arencibia has posted a .184 mark with a .205 on-base percentage entering play Saturday, March 22. Both players have options remaining, although Arencibia will make $1.8 million this year.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:50:23 -0700
Texas Rangers C Robinson Chirinos has outperformed C J.P. Arencibia in all aspects to this point of camp, and it has not gone unnoticed by the team's management.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:42:34 -0800
Texas Rangers C Robinson Chirinos (finger) is fully recovered after suffering a bruised pinkie finger during the Caribbean Series in the Dominican Republic.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:08:49 -0800
Texas Rangers C Robinson Chirinos (finger) was hit by a pitch Sunday, Feb. 2, in a Caribbean Series game. He suffered a bruised left pinkie finger. While the injury does not sound significant, he will return to Texas for an examination.