Chirinos will be on the bench Saturday against Boston, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Chirinos has had a heavy workload recently, starting 10 of the last 12 games prior to Saturday's contest. He's hitting .310/.475/.690 with three homers over that stretch, so it's no surprise that he's been hard to take out of the lineup. Max Stassi will get the call Saturday.
Chirinos went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, two runs and two walks in an 8-1 victory for the Astros over the Tigers on Monday. The backstop cranked his sixth long ball of the season, touching up Matthew Boyd with a two-run shot in the second inning. He's off to an excellent start to the season at the dish, as Chirinos is now sporting a robust .278/.412/.567 slash line through 90 at-bats.
Chirinos is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. He'll check out of the lineup against one of his former teams in what amounts to a breather ahead of the Astros' road trip during the upcoming week. Max Stassi will fill in for Chirinos behind the dish.
Chirinos is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Royals, David Barron of the Houston Chronicle reports. Chirinos hasn't started more than three games in a row at any point this season, and he won't get the chance to do so Wednesday. Max Stassi gets the nod behind the plate.
Chirinos is not starting Saturday against the Angels, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports. Chirinos has started 22 of the Astros' 33 games this season. Max Stassi will get the call Saturday for the second time in three games.
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