Chirinos (finger) was cleared to resume baseball activities Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
This is encouraging news for the right-hander, who has been shut down since landing on the shelf with right middle finger inflammation near the beginning of August. Chirinos is expected to resume playing catch over the weekend; a timetable for his return will likely come into focus as he ramps up his throwing.
Chirinos was placed on the 10-day injured list with right middle finger inflammation Monday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Chirinos won't throw for two weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports, leaving him unlikely to return before the start of September. It's a tough blow for a team that is already missing Blake Snell (elbow) and Tyler Glasnow (forearm). Trevor Richards, acquired in a deadline-day trade from Miami, is a possible candidate to take his place in the rotation.
Chirinos (9-5) was credited with the win in Sunday's 7-2 triumph over the Marlins. He gave up one run on two hits with one walk and four strikeouts across five innings before exiting with inflammation on his right middle finger, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Though the injury resulted in him being pulled after just 63 pitches, Chirinos bounced back impressively after yielding a season-high seven runs his last time out July 28 in Toronto. The Rays will likely evaluate Chirinos over the next few days before determining his status for his next scheduled turn through the rotation, which would likely fall next weekend in Seattle.
Chirinos allowed seven runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out four over four innings Sunday against the Blue Jays. He didn't factor into the decision.
Toronto jumped on Chirinos for two runs in the second inning, two in the third and three in the fifth, but the Rays offense would put up 10 runs and ultimately win the ballgame. The right-hander struggled with his command at times, firing 56 of 93 pitches for strikes. This appears to be just a bump in the road for Chirinos, who owns a 3.70 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 106 punchouts over 121.2 innings this season.
Chirinos surrendered two runs on six hits and zero walks over 5.2 innings during Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Red Sox. He struck out five and did not factor in the decision.
Chirinos gave up two runs on three hits and a wild pitch in the first inning, but he settled in after that and allowed only three baserunners across the next four-plus frames. The 25-year-old has a 3.29 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 102:24 K:BB through 117.2 innings and lines up to face the Red Sox again on the road next week.
Chirinos (8-5) took the loss in Game 1 of Tampa Bay's doubleheader with the Yankees on Thursday, giving up five runs (four earned) on nine hits over five innings, striking out eight and walking two as the Rays fell 6-2.
The right-hander couldn't extend his run of seven straight quality starts, but he emerged with a respectable final line against a tough Yankees lineup that he's fared well against this season. It was a bit of a bump in the road, but Chirinos is enjoying a fine season for the Rays, as he's sporting a 3.29 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and a 97:24 K:BB over 112 innings. He lines up to take on the Red Sox next at home on Wednesday.
Chirinos' scheduled start against the Yankees on Wednesday has been postponed due to inclement weather.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday, with Chirinos slated to start Game 1 and Charlie Morton set to start Game 2, according to Juan Toribio of MLB.com. Over his past two appearances, Chirinos has compiled a 3.21 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 13:1 K:BB in 14 innings.
Chirinos (8-4) allowed two runs on four hits with no walks and eight strikeouts across seven innings while earning a victory over the Orioles on Friday.
The Rays provided Chirinos with plenty of run support, so all he really had to do was last five innings, but the 25-year-old turned in his best outing since June 7. Before Friday, that was the last time Chirinos captured a win, but he's still been pitching well. Despite just a 2-2 record, he owns a 2.93 ERA in his last seven outings. Overall, he has a 3.11 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 107 innings this season. Chirinos will pitch next at the Yankees on Tuesday.
Chirinos didn't factor into the decision against the Yankees on Thursday, giving up three earned runs on five hits over seven innings, striking out five and walking one in the Rays' 8-4 extra-inning defeat.
The right-hander continued his strong first half of the season with a sixth straight quality start, needing 101 pitches to make it through seven frames against a tough Yankees lineup. Through 100 innings, Chirinos has emerged as a key component of Tampa Bay's staff, as he's now boasting a 3.15 ERA, an impressive 0.99 WHIP and an 81:22 K:BB.
Chirinos will make his next start Thursday in the series opener against the Yankees, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Chirinos would have originally lined up for a Wednesday turn against the Orioles based on his usual amount of rest, but Toribio reports the Rays plan to go with a bullpen day for that contest instead. That will position the right-hander to kick off the four-game set against the Yankees, a team he's been very effective against on three previous occasions this season. Chirinos managed a quality start in his most recent turn versus the Bronx Bombers on June 17, and he owns a solid 3.07 ERA across 14.2 frames versus New York this season overall.
Chirinos (7-4) took the loss in Friday's 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Rangers, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and four walks over six innings while striking out five.
While it was technically a quality start, it was far from a sharp one. The error that led to the unearned run was Chirinos' own, and he threw only 59 of 105 pitches for strikes en route to a season-high four free passes -- he hadn't walked more than two batters in any prior outing. The right-hander will carry a 3.10 ERA and 76:21 K:BB through 93 innings into his next appearance Wednesday, at home against the Orioles.
Chirinos will start Friday against the Rays, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Chrinos was the expected starter for Friday's opening contest of the team's three game set against the Rangers, though that news is now confirmed. He's worked at least six innings in each of his last four starts, allowing no more than three earned runs in any of them.
Chirinos allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over six innings during Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Athletics. He struck out three but did not factor in the decision.
Chirinos was actually in line for the loss when he exited the game, but the Rays were able to tie it up in the top of the seventh inning to get him off the hook. The 25-year-old has a 3.00 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 71:17 K:BB over 87 innings and lines up to start Friday versus the Rangers.
Chirinos (7-3) took the loss Monday as the Rays fell 3-0 to the Yankees, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk over six innings while striking out six.
The 25-year-old delivered his second straight quality start, but with Masahiro Tanaka firing a shutout for the Yankees, that simply wasn't good enough. Chirinos will take a 3.00 ERA and 68:15 K:BB over 81 innings into his next outing Saturday in Oakland.
Chirinos recorded seven strikeouts and allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk across six innings during a no-decision against the Athletics on Wednesday.
The Athletics had traffic most of the night, but they only scored against Chirinos on an infield single and solo homer. The Rays didn't give Chirinos much run support, but they did score twice in the seventh to tie the game and get him off the hook. Chirinos is 7-2 with a 2.88 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 75 innings this season. His next scheduled start is on the road against the Yankees on Monday.
Chirinos (7-2) picked up the win in Friday's 5-1 victory over the Red Sox, giving up two hits and two walks over eight scoreless innings while striking out six.
The right-hander was perfect through five frames before walking Brock Holt to begin the sixth, and Chirinos was denied a shot at his first career big-league shutout only due to an elevated pitch count, as he exited the game after 101 pitches (62 strikes). He'll carry a 2.87 ERA and 55:13 K:BB through 69 innings into his next start Wednesday, at home against the A's.
Chirinos (6-2) took the loss against the Twins on Saturday, giving up four runs on nine hits and one walk over 5.1 innings. He struck out seven as the Rays fell 6-2.
Chirinos gave up two runs on third-inning back-to-back doubles by Jorge Polanco and Marwin Gonzalez and was nicked for single runs in the fourth and fifth frames, the latter on a Marwin Gonzalez solo homer. The right-hander still has a fine 3.25 ERA and 0.95 WHIP to go along with a 49:11 K:BB. He lines up for a tough matchup against the Red Sox in in Fenway Park on Friday.
Chirinos (6-1) picked up the win in Monday's 8-3 victory over the Blue Jays, tossing five no-hit, scoreless innings while striking out seven and walking two.
Despite his dominance, Tampa manager Kevin Cash lifted Chirinos and turned to his bullpen as per usual after the right-hander had thrown 69 pitches (45 strikes), and Oliver Drake gave up a single to Luke Maile on the first pitch he threw in the seventh inning to break up the potential combined no-hitter. Chirinos will carry a 2.91 ERA and 42:10 K:BB through 55.2 innings into his next outing Saturday, at home against the Twins.
Chirinos allowed four hits and struck out two over 4.2 scoreless innings Friday night against the Yankees.
Chirinos did his part after Ryne Stanek tossed the first two frames, as he nearly blanked the Yankees for five innings. The 25-year-old right-hander has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his past six appearances, good enough for a 3.26 ERA with a 33:8 K:BB across 47 frames.
Chirinos will serve as the primary pitcher for Friday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Chirinos will follow opener Ryne Stanek and figures to cover the bulk of innings in Friday's series opener against New York. In eight appearances this season (four starts), the right-hander owns a 3.61 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 31:8 K:BB in 42.1 innings.
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