Rangers Designate Chris Gimenez For Assignment

The Rangers have announced that they’ve designated catcher Chris Gimenez for assignment. He had been on the paternity list since Monday.

Gimenez collected 118 plate appearances for the Rangers this season, hitting .262/.331/.355. The 31-year-old journeyman has also played for the Indians, Mariners and Rays. Geovany Soto, who suffered a groin injury in July, is five games into a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock, and the Rangers could soon reinstate him to take Gimenez’s spot on the Rangers’ active roster.

15 Responses to Rangers Designate Chris Gimenez For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Shed 12 months ago

    too bad. he was doing great.

  2. alexamato 12 months ago

    for a team missing offence… WHY?

    • Ben-Dessa Anderton 12 months ago

      yeah those 11 RBI will really hurt down the stretch. Soto will be back, they have Chirinos and JP on the roster as well.

      • alexamato 12 months ago

        no, but loosing a guy who has contributed is what does

        • Ben-Dessa Anderton 12 months ago

          season is a wash…Winning and losing is relative at this point.

  3. Ben-Dessa Anderton 12 months ago

    I think Soto should move on elsewhere…I actually like what Chirinos has been able to do albeit in what feels like a 8 player platoon. But he makes the most of his opportunity and its been a long time since the Rangers had a catcher that could throw runners out. As for the man in question, he had his moments. He is nothing special but kept the backside of the plate warm. Plus he was one of 25 guys that have played 1b this season.

  4. lwayne 12 months ago

    Soto is like an anchor, one of many never was and never will be players anchoring the Rangers in last place.

    • SandyMc 12 months ago

      I don’t think you can completely say “never was” since he was ROY in 2008. At least he showed promise. Why the promise didn’t materialize is the question.

  5. Boom 12 months ago

    Promote Brett Nicholas?

    • Ben-Dessa Anderton 12 months ago

      They are all keeping a seat warm for Alfaro.

      • Boom 12 months ago

        Alfaro is nowhere close. Probably 2016. So I’d give Nicholas a shot the rest of the year. He is doing very well in AAA.

        • Ben-Dessa Anderton 12 months ago

          Define no where close? But I also don’t expect him until 2016 as well, unless he has a hell of a AA campaign next season. But I have no issues in giving that guy a shot, I am just pointing out that all signs lead to Alfaro as the Rangers catcher.

          • Boom 12 months ago

            Yep I agree. Like 2016 for Alfaro. I just really wanna see Nicholas get a shot this year. Left handed bat with some pop, can catch and play first. Give Nicholas 120 ABs and see what he’s got.

    • Rangerbourne 12 months ago

      They already have Arencebia and Cherinos on the roster, and Soto is ready to come back any day now… no need for Nicholas right now.

  6. baseball nut 12 months ago

    soto is a joke!!! Put him on waivers and be done with it.

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