Rangers Acquire Robinson Chirinos

The Rangers acquired catcher Robinson Chirinos from the Rays for a player to be named later, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.  Chirinos had been designated for assignment on March 31st.

Chirinos, 28, missed the entire 2012 season after suffering a concussion.  In 2011, he hit .259/.343/.376 in 319 Triple-A plate appearances, a disappointing offensive season after a breakout 2010 factored into the Rays acquiring him from the Cubs as part of the Matt Garza trade.  After 2010, Baseball America wrote that Chirinos "always had shown an ability to handle the bat and control the strike zone, and now he has developed power to all fields."  They also praised his work behind the plate.

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