Marc Topkin reported late last night that Lobaton sprained his knee in last night’s game and has been placed on the DL. Chirinos has been called up to take his spot on the roster.
Chirinos, who came over in the Matt Garza trade, was hitting .265 with 5 home runs and a .342 OBP at triple-A. Those numbers don’t look so hot, but considering he hit .176 in April, Chirino has been better lately. In 11 games in July, Chirinos was 12-37 (.324) with 3 of his 5 home runs coming this month.