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Rangers Acquire Another Catcher in Trade With Astros

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    HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 27: Alberto Callaspo #7 of the Oakland Athletics is tagged out by Carlos Corporan #22 of the Houston Astros trying to score in the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park on August 27, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

    Robinson Chirinos will have some competition at catcher in Spring Training as the Rangers this morning acquired Carlos Corporan from the Astros.

    The deal, for minor-league pitcher Akeem Bostick, gives the Rangers two solid backstops a month ahead of the catchers and pitchers reporting to Surprise, Arizona.

    Corporan, 30, is a career .226 hitter over four years with the Astros. Always a backup in Houston, he hit 17 homers in 594 at-bats and threw out 23 percent of attempted base-stealers.

    In 93 games last season Chirinos hit .239 with 13 homers while throwing out 40 percent of base-stealers.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.