Rangers deal Chirinos, Frazier to Mets

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ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced the following two trades with the New York Mets:

  • Acquired a player to be named later from the Mets in exchange for catcher Robinson Chirinos and cash considerations.
  • Acquired a player to be named later from the Mets in exchange for first baseman/third baseman Todd Frazier.

Chirinos has batted .119 with 2 RBI in 14 games for Texas this season. He was on the 10-day Injured List from August 11-23 with a right ankle sprain.  He returned to the Rangers this year after spending the 2019 campaign with the Houston Astros and has spent the bulk of his nine-year Major League career with the Rangers (2013-18, 2020) after making his debut with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011.

Chirinos has 432 games caught with Texas, the fourth-highest total in Rangers history, trailing only Jim Sundberg (1495), Ivan Rodriguez (1451), and Geno Petralli (556).  He has hit 66 home runs as a catcher for the Rangers, the second-highest total in club history to only Rodriguez (212).

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The 34-year-old Frazier batted .241 with 2 home runs, 7 doubles, 7 RBI, and a .702 OPS figure in 31 games for Texas this season, starting 30 total contests at first base (team-high 15) and third base (15).  The 10-year MLB veteran ranks among team leaders in doubles (T1st, 7), extra-base hits (2nd, 10), hits (3rd, 26), and total bases (3rd, 41).

The New Jersey native returns to the Mets, where he spent the 2018-19 seasons.  Frazier batted .251 with 21 home runs and 67 RBI over 133 games for the Mets last year.

From Rangers PR staff reports