Latest Update Robinson Chirinos receives cortisone injection, expects to return withing next few days. Thu Sep, 04, 06:01 PM
Has home-run power and a pretty good batting eye at the minor-league level. Calls a good game and displays leadership qualities.
Flaws: : Like a lot of catchers, who focus on receiving, he's a very inconsistent hitter who isn't much of a threat at the big-league level.
Chirinos has been dealing with a stiff neck and will now have missed his fourth consecutive game because of it. The cortisone shot should help, but he'll need some time for it to settle in on him. J.P. Arencibia will handle the work behind the plate Thursday.Analyst: Howard Bender
The Rangers may not rush Chirinos back as this season is a lost cause. Monitor his status closely to see what the Rangers decide to do. Chirinos is hitting .232 on the year with 11 home runs.Analyst: Colby Conway
Chirinos replaces Geovany Soto, after he was a late scratch. If Soto misses significant time Chirinos would likely get most of the starts at catcher.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Chirinos was hitting just .140 (6-for-43) over his last 13 games, but does have five hits over his last 11 at-bats with Tuesday's home run being his 10th of the year. While Chirinos has had some struggles prior to this series against the White Sox, he has impressed on the defensive side of the plate as well as he came into Tuesday's game tied with Indians Yan Gomes for the MLB lead with 22 runners gunned down trying to steal. The defensive nugget is not all that important, but it should help him continue to see plenty of at-bats and if he can carry over what he has done over his last few games onto the next series than he can began to be considered a more viable fantasy option.Analyst: Michael Pichan