Arencibia and Chirinos will share the position although the Rangers will at least try to add another veteran catcher at Triple-A Round Rock. The Rangers found themselves short with the news that Geovany Soto will miss 10 to 12 weeks with a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee.
"I'm really sad what happened to Geo," Chirinos said. "He is a good friend of mine. You never want a teammate to go through it but it's a big opportunity for me."
"You just do whatever to help the team win," Arencibia said. "I've been in that position for three years, I know the league … you just have to step up. That's all it is."
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