Chirinos is not starting Thursday against the Athletics, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports. Chirinos heads to the bench for Thursday's series finale after starting the past two games, going 0-for-7 with a run scored and a 1:2 BB:K. Jeff Mathis is starting behind the dish in his stead.
Chirinos is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants. He's just getting a routine breather after starting the previous two games of the series behind the plate. Jeff Mathis will catch for the Rangers on Sunday, working in a battery with left-hander Kolby Allard.
Chirinos is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. Chirinos is just getting a routine breather for the day game after he caught Tuesday night in the Rangers' 4-1 loss. Jose Trevino will check in behind the dish for his first start of 2020.
Chirinos isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies. Chirinos battled an ankle injury at the end of summer camp, and he'll sit Saturday following Friday's night game, likely to protect his long-term health. Jeff Mathis will serve as the starting catcher, batting ninth.
Chirinos (ankle) said he expects to catch in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Rockies, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports. Assuming Chirinos' prediction comes to pass and his right ankle responds well to catching, he'll likely be behind the plate when the Rangers open their season Friday verus Colorado. Chirinos missed just under a week worth of workouts before he took four at-bats and caught an inning in Sunday's intrasquad game.
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