Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pitchers and Catchers: Chirinos and De La Rosa

With pitchers and catchers starting work, here are two in the Rays camp we should be seeing with the Bulls this year.
  • Back in 2011 Robinson Chirinos played 78 games for the Bulls after coming over from the Cubs system.That same year he got in 20 games with the Rays. But then he essentially sat out a full year recovering from a concussion he received in 2012’s spring training. According to Marc Topkin’s terrific story in the Tampa Bay Times, he’s back. We can hope so. Good catchers are hard to find. At a guess, both Lobaton and Molina should be worried about a healthy Chirinos and upcoming Chris Gimenez.
  • Meanwhile, as we guessed a couple of days ago, Dane De La Rosa passed through waivers and has been put on the Durham roster. Good news for Bulls fans. Along with the assignment to the Bulls, De La Rosa also got an invitation to spring training. That means he, and Chirinos, will be in the Rays locker room down in Port Charlotte, Florida today.


  1. Elliot Johnson traded to Royals for a player to be named.

  2. Not a new trade - Elliot was the player to be named later in the trade that primarily resulted in the Rays getting Wil Myers for James Shields. KC certainly has room for improvement and I hope Elliot gets the chance to make them better.

  3. And I've just seen that Dan Johnson's with the Yankees and Russ Canzler with the Orioles (after being claimed four times this winter). Will try to get some notes up tomorrow.
    Agree that Elliot will help the Royals.
    That leaves Brignac as the main loose end.