Chirinos (hamstring) started at designated hitter and went 2-for-2 with an RBI in Monday's spring game against the Indians.
This was Chirinos' first Cactus League action after dealing with a sore right hamstring. He is scheduled to make his first start behind the plate Friday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Chirinos (hamstring) will likely serve as the designated hitter Monday, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Chirinos has not yet appeared in a game due to the injury. If all goes well as the DH, he's expected to catch a game later in the week.
Chirinos is dealing with a mild right hamstring strain, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Chirinos apparently sustained the injury in January and could be cleared for game action in about a week. The veteran catcher still has plenty of time to get ready for the season, so unless he suffers a setback, his availability for Opening Day shouldn't be impacted.
Chirinos signed a contract with the Rangers on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The 35-year-old spent the 2019 campaign with Houston but was with Texas for the previous six years, and he'll return there in 2020. Chirinos had a .238/.347/.443 slash line with 17 home runs and 58 RBI in 114 games last season, and he's set to take over primary duties behind the plate for the Rangers. According to Rosenthal, it's a one-year deal that includes a club option for 2021.
Chirinos is not in the lineup for Game 5 of the World Series as the Astros will instead go with Martin Maldonado behind the dish, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Chirinos will sit for the second time this series as Martin Maldonado will make his scheduled start to catch for Gerrit Cole and hit eighth for the Astros. Chirinos finally came to life in Game 4 with a multi-hit night and a two-run blast in the fourth inning to extend the Astros' lead to 4-0. Expect Chirinos to be back behind the dish in Game 6 and catching for Justin Verlander.
Chirinos is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the World Series against the Nationals on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The 35-year-old will get a day off Tuesday after going 0-for-13 with one run over four games played in the ALCS. Martin Maldonado will start at catcher, batting eighth.
Chirinos is not in the lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Chirinos sits for the second time this series. Martin Maldonado takes over behind the plate.
Chirinos will be on the bench for Game 3 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Chirinos has gone 2-for-16 with a homer thus far in the playoffs. Martin Maldonado will start behind the plate in his absence.
Chirinos is not starting Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the Rays on Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Chirinos has gone 2-for-9 in three games in the ALDS, including a solo home run in Game 4. Martin Maldonado will start at catcher for Game 5, batting ninth.
Chirinos is not starting Game 2 of the ALDS on Saturday against the Rays, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Chirinos went 1-for-3 with a walk in Game 1. The Astros will continue their rotation policy behind the plate in the playoffs, with Martin Maldonado getting the call on this occasion.
Chirinos is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Chirinos started the first two games of the series, so it's not surprising to see him receive a breather in the finale. Martin Maldonado enters the lineup behind the plate Sunday.
Chirinos isn't in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Chirinos will get a day to rest with the playoffs approaching. Martin Maldonado draws the start behind the dish and will hit eighth.
Chirinos is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
He is hitting .310 with two home runs in 10 games this month. Martin Maldonado is catching and batting eighth.
Chirinos is not starting Wednesday against the Rangers.
Chirinos has gone 7-for-12 with a pair of homers over his last five games. Martin Maldonado takes over behind the plate Wednesday.
Chirinos is not in the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Chirinos and Martin Maldonado have split time evenly behind the plate in the month of September, each starting seven games. Maldonado takes his turn Sunday.
Chirinos is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Chirinos' OPS sits at .821 over his last 21 contests. Martin Maldonado will catch Gerrit Cole on Friday.
Chirinos is not starting Wednesday against the Athletics, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Chirinos owns a solid .264/.299/.500 slash line over his last 20 games. Martin Maldonado gets the nod behind the plate Wednesday.
Chirinos went 3-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI in Monday's 15-0 win over the Athletics.
Chirinos broke out of a recent slump in a big way. He entered Monday's game having gone 4-for-30 since Aug. 23. He now has 17 home runs, one shy of the career-high 18 he set in 2018 in 113 games with the Rangers.
Chirinos is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Chirinos is 3-for-26 since Aug. 24 and finds himself on the bench for the fourth time in the last six games. Martin Maldonado receives another start behind the plate for the Astros.
Chirinos is not in the lineup Friday against the Mariners, source reports.
Chirinos hits the bench for the third time in four games. He owns a poor .213/.250/.360 slash line over his last 20 contests. Martin Maldonado gets the start behind the plate.
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