The Mets will decline Chirinos' $6.5 million team option for 2021, making him a free agent, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
New York heads into the offseason without either of its top two catchers from 2020 on the 40-man roster, as Wilson Ramos also had his $10 million team option declined. After coming over in a Aug. 31 trade with the Rangers, Chirinos and Ramos essentially split work behind the plate over the final month of the season. Between his stops in Texas and New York, the 36-year-old slashed .162/.232/.243 over 82 plate appearances. Given his age and declining production at the plate, Chirinos may not receive the opportunity to serve as a No. 1 catcher for any team in 2021.
Chirinos went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Nationals.
Chirinos was the one to break through against Patrick Corbin, launching a two-run homer in the fifth, his first long ball of the season. The backstop followed up with an RBI single in the sixth, accounting for all of the Mets' scoring in the game. The highlights have been few and far between for Chirinos between Texas and New York, as evidenced by the fact his OPS is still below .500. He's a free agent after this season.
Chirinos will start at catcher and will bat ninth Monday against the Phillies.
Chirinos has now alternated starts behind the dish with Wilson Ramos in the Mets' six games since joining the team Monday in a deadline-day deal with the Rangers. The two veteran backstops appear poised to work in a timeshare moving forward, as Mets manager Luis Rojas was reluctant to name either Ramos or Chirinos as the team's No. 1 catcher Monday, according to David Lennon of Newsday. Chirinos went 2-for-6 with a double and an RBI over his first two starts with the Mets.
The Mets acquired Chirinos and cash from the Rangers on Monday in exchange for a player to be named later, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Chirinos recently returned from the injured list and split time with Jeff Mathis in Texas over the past six games. It's unclear whether Chirinos will serve as the primary catcher for the Mets, especially since he's sputtered to a .119 batting average with two RBI over 14 games. Jose Trevino and Mathis should see an uptick in playing time for the Rangers going forward.
Chirinos is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
Chirinos will be getting some routine maintenance in the day game after the night game, allowing Jeff Mathis to get a turn behind the dish. Over his three starts since returning from a stint on the injured list due to an ankle issue, Chirinos has gone 1-for-11 with a run scored.
Chirinos is not in Friday's lineup against the Dodgers.
He is 1-for-7 in two games since coming off the injured list. Jose Trevino is starting behind the dish and batting third.
Chirinos isn't in Wednesday's lineup against the Rangers.
Chirinos returned from an ankle injury Tuesday and went hitless in three at-bats. He'll get a day off Wednesday with Jose Trevino starting behind the dish.
Chirinos started at catcher and went 0-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday's 10-3 loss to the Athletics.
This was Chirinos' first start behind the plate since returning from an ankle injury. He served as the designated hitter Monday before returning to his customary spot as Texas' primary catcher. Jose Trevino, who had been filling in for Chirinos, was the DH on Tuesday.
Chirinos started at designated hitter and went 1-for-4 in Monday's 3-2 win over the Athletics.
Chirinos was activated from the injured list Monday and given a soft landing at DH while Jose Trevino started at catcher. Once he's deemed ready to catch, Chirinos will be the primary starter behind the plate.
Chirinos (ankle) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Chirinos was sidelined for two weeks with a sprained right ankle, but he should reclaim his role as the Rangers' primary catcher going forward. The team will keep three catchers on the 28-man roster for now, but Chirinos should presumably see the bulk of the playing time. The 36-year-old hit .129 with two RBI and 10 strikeouts to begin the season.
Chirinos (ankle) is expected to be activated Monday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The return of Chirinos, who hasn't played since Aug. 10, could alter the catching corps if the Rangers decide not to keep three catchers. They would either send Jose Trevino back to the alternate site, since he has minor league options remaining, or potentially let the 37-year-old Jeff Mathis go. The decision ultimately comes down to whether or not the Rangers, 10-17 and losers of eight straight, feel they are still competitive in 2020.
Chirinos was placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right ankle Friday.
The move was made retroactive to Tuesday, so Chirinos could return as soon as next Friday, though it's not yet clear whether or not he's expected to do so. Jose Trevino was recalled in a corresponding move and will back up Jeff Mathis, who starts behind the plate Friday.
Chirinos is not playing Wednesday against the Mariners due to a sore left ankle, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
This explains why Chirinos is sitting for a second straight game, with Jeff Mathis starting in his place. The backstop should be considered day-to-day entering Thursday's day off.
Chirinos is not starting Wednesday against the Mariners, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Chirinos will head to the bench for the third time in four games as Jeff Mathis picks up another start in his stead. The backstop is 4-for-31 with a double and two RBI through 11 games this season
Chirinos isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Chirinos went 1-for-3 in Monday's contest, but he'll take a seat for the second time in the past three games. Jeff Mathis will start behind the dish and bat ninth.
Chirinos is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.
Chirinos is getting a routine day off after starting behind the plate in the first two games of the series and going 0-for-5 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored. Jeff Mathis will step in as the Rangers' catcher, working in a battery with Lance Lynn.
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.
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