An x-ray showed catcher Robinson Chirinos’ fractured right forearm has healed. He has started a simulated game program and hit soft toss pitches before Tuesday’s game. He’ll catch a seven-inning simulated game Wednesday morning and have a nine-inning simulated game on Friday.
“If all goes well we’ll progress from there and think about where he can start a rehab,” Banister said.
The Rangers want Chirinos to get 45 to 50 at-bats in the minors. They expect him to be available on June 9, the day his 60-day disabled list stint ends.
“To know it’s already healed 100 percent, it kind of takes that pressure off your mind,” he said.