CHRIS GIMENEZ NEWS

WATCH: Rangers C pitches, showcases filthy changeup

It’s always fun when position players come in to pitch in MLB games. And on Thursday night, we were treated to such a feat in the Angels-Rangers matchup. Entering the top of the ninth inning, the game was out of reach, with Los Angeles leading, 15-4. This seemed like a perfect time for Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez to make his first major league appearance as a pitcher. And he...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers call on catcher Gimenez to pitch

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers have used eight positon players to pitch since they started playing in 1972. Two of those have come during the trying 2014 season. And just like Mitch Moreland did earlier this season, catcher Chris Gimenez shined in his time on the mound. Gimenez pitched the top of the ninth in a 15-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, retiring all three batters...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington delivers message in postgame meeting

ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington had seen enough after Thursday's dreadful 15-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. A Texas team that's been plagued by injuries and inconsistency has the worst record in baseball and has lost 19 of its last 22 games. A message had to be delivered after a fifth-straight loss and it was delivered. "I think it was needed...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros play long ball in win over Rangers

Tuesday’s 8-3 Astros win over the Rangers wasn’t smooth or particularly fine baseball, a condition neither of these teams should care about given their respective states. Jose Altuve collected a pair of hits, both hard, and notched two steals to bring his season total to 41, but he was also picked off third in the first inning by catcher Chris Gimenez. Fill-in center fielder...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels sweep Rangers with help of new MLB rule

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In his playing days, Angels manager Mike Scioscia earned a reputation as a fearless catcher who never hesitated to block the plate when it was necessary, regardless of the risks. Tagging out a base runner -- and sometimes paying the price with a collision -- is among the most exciting plays in baseball. But it no longer exists. An experimental rule, known as 7...
Via Fox Sports West
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona's challenge keeps Tribe out of potential tie

The Indians won their tenth one run ballgame on Sunday afternoon, and a challenge won by the Indians and Terry Francona could have kept the tying run off the board. In the eighth inning with the Tribe up 3-2, Texas right fielder Alex Rios drew a two out walk off Bryan Shaw. With a 1-1 count on Chris Gimenez, Rios broke for second but Gimenez fouled the pitch off. On the next pitch...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Early lead slips away, but Rangers recover in time for 8-6 win over Baltimore

The arms: RHP Colby Lewis could not hold a five-run lead and is still without a quality start 10 outings after his return from 18 months of rehab from arm and hip surgeries. … LHP Robbie Ross pitched two perfect innings to keep the game tied, his cleanest outing of the five since he moved back to the bullpen. … RHP Tanner Scheppers allowed a homer to Adam Jones on a 1-and-2 pitch...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers pull away late to beat Twins

Nick Tepesch allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings Monday, and Elvis Andrus had a two-run double with two outs in the fifth inning as the Rangers pulled away to a 7-2 victory over the Twins to open a four-game series. Chris Gimenez went 2 for 4 with a two-out two-run double and a run scored in the Rangers’ three-run eighth. Michael Choice had an RBI double in the two-run second for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lackluster Twins fizzle against Rangers' Tepesch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Nick Tepesch won his second consecutive start, Elvis Andrus and Chris Gimenez each had two RBI, and the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Monday afternoon. Tepesch (2-0) allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings, striking out four to win consecutive starts for the first time in his career. Alex Rios added two more hits and now has six straight multi-hit games...
Via Fox Sports North
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Worth breaks out the knuckleball in scoreless inning of work

The Tigers’ bullpen was stretched thin today after starter Robbie Ray lasted just 3 1/3 innings against the Rangers, so position player Danny Worth got a chance to make his first career relief appearance. He was awesome. Worth showed off a surprisingly good knuckleball in a scoreless inning of work. After allowing a leadoff single to Chris Gimenez, he struck out Michael Choice...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers rout Tigers 9-2

DETROIT (AP) -- Shin-Soo Choo homered, Chris Gimenez had four hits and the Texas Rangers rolled to a 9-2 victory over the slumping Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Texas was without Prince Fielder, who stayed home when the Rangers left for Detroit to face the big first baseman's former team. Fielder has been out because of a herniated disk in his neck. Yu Darvish (4-2) allowed two...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Chris Gimenez choosing between Rays, Athletics, Rangers

After being released by the Texas Rangers, catcher Chris Gimenez is looking to find another job. Since being released, he has found no shortage of suitors on the open market.Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Gimenez is choosing between the Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland Athletics and Rangers. The Chicago Cubs have also shown interest. Gimenez, 31, last played at the big league...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers add RHP McCutchen as long reliever

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Daniel McCutchen from Triple-A Round Rock and designated catcher Chris Gimenez for assignment.
Via FOXSports.com
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Gimenez Claimed By Texas

Hot News for C Chris Gimenez
Via athletics.scout.com
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vogt & Gimenez: Once Again, Friendly Foes

OAKLAND - Projecting who might be catching for the Oakland A's in a few years might be as simple as looking at the minor league depth chart of the Tampa Bay Rays. Three of the A's four catchers on their 40-man roster spent time in the Rays' organization. Two - Stephen Vogt and Chris Gimenez - will be renewing a friendly rivalry as they compete for a spot on the A's 25-man roster.
Via athletics.scout.com
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

A's Claim Gimenez Off Waivers

On Friday, the Oakland A's announced that they had claimed Gilroy native Chris Gimenez off of waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays. The A's will announce a corresponding 40-man roster move later.
Via athletics.scout.com
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays top O’s in 18 innings

They broke out the rally caps in the 17th inning but those didn’t work so the props from their post-victory dance parties began to show up in the 18th inning. The Chewbacca mask favored by Luke Scott. The Gene Simmons mask and the replica high-heeled boots the KISS singer wears on stage sported first by Matt Moore then Jamey Wright. “We were about to bring the sax down” backup...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

After five years in minors, Tim Beckham receives the call

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- More than three hours before his team took the latest step in a heated wild card race, infielder Tim Beckham was greeted at his stall in the Tampa Bay Rays' clubhouse with an overdue welcome. His path through the minors had led him from Princeton to Hudson Valley, Bowling Green to Charlotte, Montgomery to Durham, each step offering lessons in a six-year...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

After five years in minors, Tim Beckham receives the call

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- More than three hours before his team took the latest step in a heated wild card race, infielder Tim Beckham was greeted at his stall in the Tampa Bay Rays' clubhouse with an overdue welcome. His path through the minors had led him from Princeton to Hudson Valley, Bowling Green to Charlotte, Montgomery to Durham, each step offering lessons in a six-year...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays' Jesse Crain throws live BP in effort to return

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Reliever Jesse Crain took another step toward his possible Tampa Bay Rays debut. He tossed about 30 pitches in a live bullpen session, throwing against catcher Chris Gimenez, outfielder Sam Fuld and designated hitter Luke Scott at Tropicana Field before the Rays opened a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. Crain, acquired by the Rays in a trade with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays' Jesse Crain throws live BP in effort to return

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Reliever Jesse Crain took another step toward his possible Tampa Bay Rays debut. He tossed about 30 pitches in a live bullpen session, throwing against catcher Chris Gimenez, outfielder Sam Fuld and designated hitter Luke Scott at Tropicana Field before the Rays opened a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. Crain, acquired by the Rays in a trade with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: July 1, 2013

Danny Salazar (Columbus Clippers SP, game one): 5 IP, 2 H, 2 SO Salazar had a strong outing on Monday night as he was economical with his pitches and runs in a close game against Durham; a club that totes former Indians Shelley Duncan and Chris Gimenez. Salazar threw 49 of his 64 pitches for strikes which is 76%. Danny also averaged a tick under thirteen pitches per inning. This...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss
URINE TROUBLE

Price's dog peed on teammate's bag

Rays pitcher David Price brought his dog into the team's clubhouse, and apparently the pooch had a bit of a peeing accident.

Via The Other Paper
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays 7, Twins 2

David Price struck out five in three shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Sunday. Rays designated hitter Luke Scott exited the game after one at-bat because of tightness in his left hamstring. He is day to day. Kelly Johnson doubled in two runs and Chris Gimenez hit a two-run homer for Tampa Bay. Price, last year's AL Cy Young Award winner...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays top Twins, Luke Scott leaves game

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- David Price struck out five in three shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Sunday. Rays designated hitter Luke Scott exited the game after one at-bat because of tightness in his left hamstring. He is day to day. Kelly Johnson doubled in two runs and Chris Gimenez hit a two-run homer for Tampa Bay. Price, last year'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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