Gimenez makes first start

Gimenez makes first start

ARLINGTON-- After being recalled from Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday, catcher Chris Gimenez made his first start for the Rangers Wednesday afternoon against the Mariners.

Gimenez is the backup catcher behind Robinson Chirinos and came to the Rangers as catcher J.P. Arencibia was optioned.

Gimenez batted seventh in the lineup, and was thrilled to make his Rangers debut.

"They really, really still felt that I had a chance to be a part of something here, and I bought into it," Gimenez said. "I've played against Texas for a few years and really, these guys have so much fun over here, and they do things the right way. Everything I've been told, it's been extremely true. From the front office down, this has been unbelievable so far."

Grace Raynor is an associate reporter for MLB.com T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.