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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Not pushing for more time

Chirinos is batting .206 (7-for-34) since the start of June. Chirinos had a couple of multi-hit games last month, but he's been held without a hit in seven of his last 11 contests. He won't get many chances to get in a rhythm, since Adley Rutschman commands a large share of the playing time behind the dish. Chirinos has posted a .159/.262/.270 slash line with two home runs, 15 RBI, seven runs scored and a stolen base in 43 contests, and he's likely to be limited to just two or three starts a week at most.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Swipes bag, cashes in four

Chirinos went 3-for-4 with four RBI and a steal in a 7-6 loss to the Rays on Saturday. Chirinos had his best game of the year, racking up more RBI in four at-bats than he did in the entire month of April. The veteran catcher hit two doubles, a single and even stole his first base of the season. Chirinos remains firmly entrenched as the backup to star rookie Adley Rutschman.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: On base twice Saturday

Chirinos went 1-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Royals. Chirinos entered Saturday 0-for-12 with two walks in his last four games. He's seen a reduction in playing time as the Orioles have committed to letting Adley Rutschman get plenty of starts behind the dish. With a .135/.242/.231 slash line, two home runs, 10 RBI and six runs scored in 36 contests, Chirinos is probably better suited to a backup role anyway, so fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to start more than a couple of times per week.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Goes yard in win

Chirinos went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and two strikeouts in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Yankees. This was just the catcher's fourth hit in 11 games in May, but it erased an early two-run deficit in the second inning. Chirinos is now slashing .147/.264/.227 with a homer, six RBI, three runs scored and three doubles through 87 plate appearances. He's still the Orioles' top catcher, at least until Adley Rutschman gets the call to the big leagues.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Sits again Wednesday

Chirinos is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. Chirinos will sit for the second day in a row while Anthony Bemboom gets another turn behind the plate. The two backstops are expected to continue to split time in relatively equitable fashion until the Orioles are willing to promote catching prospect Adley Rutschman from Triple-A Norfolk.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Gets maintenance day

Chirinos is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Anthony Bemboom will check in behind the dish as a replacement for Chirinos, who went 0-for-6 with three strikeouts while starting at catcher in both of the Orioles' last two games. Chirinos (.427 OPS in 82 plate appearances this season) and Bemboom (.479 OPS in 52 plate appearances) are merely keeping the seat warm at catcher until the Orioles are ready to promote top prospect Adley Rutschman from Triple-A Norfolk.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Not starting Saturday

Chirinos isn't starting Saturday against the Tigers, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Chirinos will take a seat for the second time in the last three games after he went 0-for-2 with two walks and two strikeouts Friday. Anthony Bemboom will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Not starting Thursday

Chirinos isn't starting Thursday against the Cardinals, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Chirinos started in the last two games and went 1-for-6 with a double and an RBI. Anthony Bemboom will take over behind the dish and bat eighth Thursday.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: On bench for Game 1 of twin bill

Chirinos is out of the lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Royals, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Chirinos and Anthony Bemboom are expected to split duties behind the plate for the twin bill, with the latter getting the start at catcher in Game 1. Expect Chirinos to catch Bruce Zimmermann in the second half of the doubleheader.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Resting Tuesday

Chirinos is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports. After going hitless with a walk in Monday's 2-1 loss, Chirinos is now in an 0-for-14 drought at the plate over his last five starts. He still appears to have the edge on the No. 1 catcher's role, but Chirinos will cede duties behind the plate to Anthony Bemboom on Tuesday.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Day off Thursday

Chirinos will sit Thursday against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Chirinos will sit after starting the last three games behind the plate. He's hitting just .189/.318/.243 through 14 games. Anthony Bemboom will catch Bruce Zimmermann in his absence.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Heads to bench

Chirinos will sit Saturday against the Angels, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Chirinos sits for the second time in the last three games. He's hit just .231/.375/.269 to start the year. Anthony Bemboom will start behind the plate.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Back in action

Chirinos (face) will bat seventh and start behind the plate Friday against the Angels, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Chirinos left Wednesday's game after being hit in the face by a pitch, but he's ready to go after missing just one game. He'll be looking to get going at the plate, as he's hit just .182/.357/.182 through 10 games.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Plates three runs

Chirinos (face) went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Friday's 5-3 win over the Angels. Chirinos opened the scoring with a two-run single in the second inning and added another RBI on a groundout in the sixth. He missed Thursday's game against the Athletics after he was hit in the face by a pitch Wednesday. The catcher has posted multiple hits in just two of his 11 games this season, slashing .231/.375/.269 with three RBI and two runs scored through 32 plate appearances.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Available in emergency

Chirinos (face) isn't expected to hit the injured list and is available in an emergency Thursday against the Athletics, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports. Chirinos was hit in the face by a pitch Wednesday, though it glanced off this shoulder first, allowing him to escape without a serious injury. He's on the bench Thursday while the Orioles wait for his swelling to subside, but he's expected to avoid a long-term absence.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Not in Thursday's lineup

Chirinos (face) will sit Thursday against Oakland. Chirinos left Wednesday's game with a facial contusion after getting hit by a pitch. The pitch struck his shoulder first, and he seems to have avoided a more serious injury, but he'll get at least one day to rest. Anthony Bemboom starts in his place behind the plate.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Exits after HBP

Chirinos was removed from Wednesday's game against the Athletics with a facial contusion after being hit by a pitch, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports. Chirinos fortunately avoided being hit directly in the face as the pitch first contacted his shoulder, so he appears to have avoided a serious injury. Anthony Bemboom entered as a pinch runner and is now working behind the plate for the Orioles.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: On bench Monday

Chirinos isn't starting Monday's game against the Athletics, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Chirinos went 0-for-3 with a run, a walk and two strikeouts in Sunday's win over the Yankees, and he'll take a seat for the second time in the last three games. Anthony Bemboom will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: Not starting Saturday

Chirinos will sit Saturday against the Yankees, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. Chirinos sits for the second time in three games and the third time in the young season's first eight contests. He hasn't done much at the plate thus far, posting a .568 OPS. Anthony Bemboom will start in his place Saturday, catching for Tyler Wells.
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Orioles' Robinson Chirinos: On base three times Friday

Chirinos went 2-for-3 with a walk in Friday's 2-1 extra-innings win over the Yankees. Chirinos has worked as the Orioles' primary catcher so far with Adley Rutschman's major-league debut delayed by a triceps injury. Through seven games, Chirinos his 3-for-15 with a 4:5 BB:K and a run scored. He should continue to see an edge over Anthony Bemboom for playing time until Rutschman is given the green light to join the big club.
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