Chirinos is close to signing a contract with the Astros, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Rosenthal noted that a deal is believed to be in place, pending a physical, though the terms of the contract are not yet known. Across 113 games with the Rangers in 2018, Chirinos hit .222/.338/.419 with a career-best 18 homers and 65 RBI. The 34-year-old figures to step in as Houston's primary option behind the dish following the departure of Brian McCann.

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