Cubs backup catcher Robinson Chirinois suffered what appeared to be an oblique injury on this swing during Wednesday’s game [VIDEO].
Chirinos had to leave the game in the middle of that at-bat.
Friday, the Cubs placed him on the 10-day injured list and outfielder Greg Deichmann was recalled from Triple-A Iowa.
One more move for today's doubleheader:
Cubs moves this morning…— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) September 24, 2021
• C Robinson Chirinos 10-day IL (retro to Thursday) with left oblique strain.
• OF Greg Deichmann recalled from Triple-A Iowa.
• RHP Jason Adam selected from Triple-A. Optioned to Iowa, but then recalled as 29th man for today’s twin bill.
With fewer than 10 days remaining in the 2021 season, Chirinos is, unfortunately, done for the year.
Chirinos was signed to the Cubs organization as an amateur free agent July 2, 2001 and traded to the Rays in 2011 in the Matt Garza deal. The Cubs signed him July 5 and he made his Cubs debut that day, more than 20 years after he was originally signed.
He performed well in the backup role, hitting .227/.324/.454 (22-for-97) with five home runs in 45 games this year. If he’s healthy I wouldn’t mind seeing the Cubs bring him back in 2022 to back up Willson Contreras.
Greg Deichmann made his MLB debut for the Cubs August 6 and played in seven games, going 4-for-23.