Chirinos is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals. Bobby Wilson is set to take over behind the plate Friday in place of Chirinos. All three of Chirinos' hits since the All-Star break have gone for extra bases, including two home runs, which is in line with his boom-or-bust tendencies from the first half.
Chirinos is not in the lineup Sunday against Minnesota, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Chirinos will get the first-half finale off as Bobby Wilson makes the start behind the plate and bats ninth. Chirinos will look to break out of a slump once the second half begins as he's compiled a .182/.250/.341 slash line over his last 44 at-bats.
Chirinos is not in the Rangers starting lineup on Friday, Rangers Executive VP of Communications John Blake reports. Bobby Wilson will get the nod as the Rangers take on Kyle Gibson and the Twins on Friday. While he's not hitting for average this season, Chirinos has been showing signs of power of late, hitting two home runs over his last four starts for Texas.
Chirinos is not in the lineup Wednesday. This is likely a routine day off for Chirinos, who has caught the last seven games for the Rangers. In his absence, Bobby Wilson will start behind the plate and bat ninth.
Chirinos went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win against the Red Sox. Chirinos sixth home run of the season came off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning of a 3-2 game, busting it open and propelling the Rangers to the win. The catcher has now notched a hit in five of his last seven games while homering in two and tallying five RBI.