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Chirinos Back in the Catcher Mix

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    OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 09: Catcher Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers congratulates Ross Detwiler #47 after he struck out Josh Phegley #19 of the Oakland Athletics to end the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum on June 9, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Robinson Chirinos was activated from the disabled list on Monday and entered the game in Seattle to catch the final inning after starter Bobby Wilson had been pinch-hit for late in the game.

    The thought is that Chirinos will be in the starting lineup on Tuesday with Cole Hamels on the mound, but the general thought is that he won't be ready to be the team's everyday catcher right out of the gate, as he's still not 100 percent ready after suffering a shoulder strain, according to the Star-Telegram.

    Chirinos has been out since late July and will be a welcomed addition to the catcher mix, which has been occupied since his injury by Chris Gimenez and Bobby Wilson.

    Both of them started off hot at the plate, but have begun to fade lately, and neither have been good at throwing out baserunners.

    Chirinos is batting .226 with nine homers and 33 RBIs in 71 games and has thrown out 26 percent of base-stealers after nabbing 40 percent of them last year.