Trevino (shoulder) will start spring training "a little behind" other catchers, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Trevino, who underwent shoulder surgery last July, is expected to need at least another season in the minors. "Ideally, he gets time to develop," said general manager Jon Daniels. That likely means Trevino will open the year at Triple-A Nasvhille of the Pacific Coast League.
Trevino is out of the sling on his left shoulder following surgery, and he's planning to resume baseball activities in December, Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram reports. The 25-year-old mustered a .234/.284/.332 line in 201 plate appearances with Double-A Frisco in 2018. Trevino will probably get a decent look with the big club in spring training but likely needs at least another season to even sniff consideration for a significant major-league role.
Trevino has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Frisco with a left shoulder (non-throwing) impingement, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Trevino had a brief stay in the majors earlier this month before getting sent back down to Frisco. The Rangers decided they could get by with Isiah Kiner-Falefa as the backup catcher, so Trevino was sent back down to Frisco after making his MLB debut. He played just one game with the RoughRiders before ending up on the minor-league disabled list.
Trevino was optioned to Double-A Frisco on Monday. Trevino was up for the Rangers' weekend series against the Rockies, appearing in all three games and going 2-for-8. He'll be sent back to Double-A, the level he was at when originally promoted. Reliever Ricardo Rodriguez was called up in a corresponding move.
Trevino started Saturday and went 1-for-3 with with an RBI single in a 5-2 win over the Rockies. This was Trevino's first start in the majors, and it was memorable. He delivered a game-tying single in the seventh inning to help the Rangers end a seven-game losing streak. As important as the hit was his guidance of starter Mike Minor through seven strong innings. Trevino was called up this week from Double-A Frisco as insurance while Robinson Chirinos served a one-game suspension. He was pressed into duty Friday, making his MLB debut when Carlos Perez sustained an injury to his right ankle. Perez has since been placed on the disabled list, so Trevino is now the backup to Chirinos.