Chris Gimenez is back, assigned to Triple-A


Mar 6, 2014; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics catcher Chris Gimenez (35) and catcher Luke Montz (22) greet fans prior to the start of their spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers re-signed catcher Chris Gimenez today.  The Rangers claimed him off waivers on March 28 from the Oakland Athletic, which was near the end of spring training.

Opening day: The Rangers kept him on the Opening day roster but designated him for assignment on April 1 and brought up RHP Daniel McCutchen from Round Rock at that time.  At that time, Gimenez could have been sent to Triple-A Round Rock, but opted out and instead became  a free agent.

Trade bait: An interesting thing now with Gimenez, the Athletics seem to be interested in him.  This could open up a chance for a trade.  Nothing official about a trade, but could open the door for some options.

Round Rock: Now, just about a week since Chris Gimenez cleared waivers and became a free agent he is back with the Texas Rangers.  Again, he has been assigned to Triple-A Round Rock.   Gimenez joins catches Brett Nicholas and Chris Snyder.

Backup plan: With Geovany Soto still over a month from returning, the Rangers see Chris Gimenez as another reserve in case something happens to Robinson Chirinos or J.P. Arencibia.