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Tampa Bay Rays catcher Robinson Chirinos sidelined with a concussion

Published Mar. 14, 2012

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Robinson Chirinos is sidelined with a concussion, suffered earlier this week when he took a foul tip off his mask.

Manager Joe Maddon said he isn't sure when Chirinos will return to game action, but they're monitoring him each day. The injury could definitely impact Chirinos' chances of making the Opening Day roster, as he's competing with C Jose Lobaton, C Chris Gimenez and C Stephen Vogt for the second catcher spot.

Chirinos has hit .143 in seven games this spring.