"Definitely. He brings a lot," said Washington. "He's a very versatile guy, he's a good teammate. I hope he sticks.
"Once he cleared waivers I reached out to him. Reiterated just like I did before we optioned him out. We'd like to keep him. It's really his decision. I let him know how much we want him. We know him, he knows us."
Gimenez was hitting .262 in 34 games for Texas. On Friday, the Rangers activated catcher Geovany Soto from the 15-day disabled list. Gimenez and Robinson Chirinos shared playing time at catcher while Soto was on the DL.
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