Robinson Chirinos is headed back to the range(rs)…
The 35-year-old Venezuelan professional baseball catcherand the Texas Rangers have agreed on a one-year, $6.75 million deal, according to ESPN.
The deal includes a $5.75 million salary for 2020, with a club option for 2021 that is worth $6.5 million with a $1 million buyout.
Chirinos spent six seasons with the Rangers before departing last offseason for the Houston Astrosafter the Texas Rangersopted for defensive-minded Jeff Mathis.
But Mathis hit just .158 in 86 games last season, with two home runs and 12 RBIs, compared with Chirinos’ .238-17-58 line for the Astros.
The previous season in Texas was Chirinos’ most productive, with 18 home runs and 65 RBIs.