The Cubs actually have a back-up catcher who is capable of spelling Willson Contreras and doing some damage in the process! It only took seven tries!
Former Cubs prospect – many moons ago – Robinson Chirinos is now a 37-year-old vet, but he’s absolutely been smoking the ball with the Cubs, including the homer he just swatted:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 23, 2021
In his 18 plate appearances with the Cubs so far, he’s hitting .357/.500/.857 with a 247 wRC+. For a reminder on just how cool this is for Chirinos and the Cubs:
“In the minor leagues I used to stand in the outfield, close my eyes and envision myself at Wrigley….Then when I started at Wrigley for the @Cubs I got to do it with my eyes open.”-Robinson Chirinos @WatchMarquee pic.twitter.com/Bd96T210Nv
— Taylor McGregor (@Taylor_McGregor) July 22, 2021