The Texas Rangers have come to an agreement with Robinson Chirinos on a contract extension. The catcher has extended his contract for one year and will be making $2.25M with a club option for 2019. Under this contract, Texas is buying Chirinos’ final arbitration season at a pretty affordable price.
Here’s what else is happening in the American League West:
- The fifth round of player cuts has left the Athletics with a 40-man roster.
- Astros catcher Max Stassi has cleared waivers and is en route to Triple-A Fresno.
- How have the Rangers changed over the past five years?
- Danny Espinosa wants to hit for a better average and we can all safely say that Mike Trout supports this goal.
- Has the culture of the Mariners changed?
- Is Matt Chapman’s third baseman skill set worth waiting for?
- Can Astros fans finally trust the building process?
- Texas’ Ronald Guzman and Tyler Wanger have been optioned.
- Here’s what the Angels Opening Day bullpen is likely to look like.
- The Mariners pitching staff is moving towards a new formula for the most effective rotation.
- Check out how all the spring training position battles are going in Oakland.
- Lance McCullers Jr. left his start on Sunday after his cleat ripped open. Talk about an equipment malfunction.
- Good news, Los Angeles fans: Nick Tropeano is officially throwing again.
- Who should play center field for the Mariners?