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X-Rays negative for Robinson Chirinos

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X-Rays negative for Robinson Chirinos

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X-rays on Robinson Chirinos's hand were negative, according to the beat guys on Twitter, which is very good news.  Chirinos was hit on the hand in the ninth inning of today's 4-3 game against the Cardinals, a critical play which loaded the bases and led to Shin-Soo Choo's game tying walk.

Chirinos stayed in the game as a base runner, but was replaced by Bobby Wilson in the bottom of the inning.  The immediate fear was that Chirinos had broken his forearm again; a broken arm on a HBP in the first week of the season landed him on the d.l.

The Rangers are currently carrying three catchers, and one would presume that one of the other two -- likely Wilson -- will start tomorrow while Chirinos nurses his sore hand.  Regardless, the fact that there is no break is good news, since the Rangers are better off when they have their starting catcher available.