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Chirinos Rehab Debut Pushed Back, Set for Today

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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 12: Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides home safely before catcher Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers in the third inning in game four of the American League Division Series at Globe Life Park in Arlington on October 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Robinson Chirinos is unquestionably the Rangers' No. 1 catcher, even though the current duo of Bobby Wilson and Bryan Holaday has more than adequately held the rope in his absence.

    Chirinos fractured his forearm after being hit by a pitch in the first week of the season and has been on the disabled list ever since. On Tuesday, he was supposed to begin his rehab assignment before Mother Nature had other plans.

    Now, Chirinos is scheduled to play in a doubleheader with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday, as he's set to catch five innings in the first game before serving as the designated hitter in the second.

    If all goes well, Chirinos could be back in the Rangers' lineup next week.

    Wilson has been on a tear — batting .358 in his 53 at-bats since rejoining the Rangers a few weeks ago. He has two grand slams and has been one of the team's best hitters. Holaday has also been really good and homered on Tuesday.

    That production can't be expected to continue at the plate from either, and Chirinos will be the man once he's healthy while either Wilson or Holaday will likely be gone as both are out of options.