Given a 10-12 week timetable at the time of the broken right ulna, Chirinos seems that he will return ahead of schedule. Chirinos has been a solid backstop for the Rangers the past few seasons, and he started off 2016 productive as well. Although it was a small sample size, he was hitting .267 with a .600 slugging percentage in five games before landing on the DL.
The Angels shortstop is indeed doing baseball activities. The extent of those activities includes swinging the bat, playing catch, and fielding grounders. Although this is a positive sign for the gold glover, Sciosca tempered expectations by saying that Simmons is still weeks away.