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Chrinos Finishes Torrid Run in Winter League

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    Robinson Chirinos

    Texas Rangers bench player Robinson Chirinos had a solid run through the Venezuelan winter league championship series, finishing second in the MVP voting for the entire series.

    Chirinos' club advanced to the Caribbean World Series, where they will play Cuba to open the series. Chirinos, who was called up last season when A.J. Pierzynski was injured, served in a backup catcher role and was also a guy that could play some first base and even some outfield.

    In the Venezuelan series, Chirinos was 5-for-14 with six RBIs and hit four home runs, including three in each of the last three games of the series, according to The Dallas Morning News.

    Though the Rangers have two veteran catchers on the roster in Geovany Soto and J.P. Arencibia, Chirinos could figure into the Rangers' bench lineup given his ability to play every infield position as well as catch and even see time perhaps in left field.

    Chirinos hit .179 in 28 at-bats with Texas last year, including three doubles.