Rangers acquire Carlos Corporan from Astros

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Houston designated Carlos Corporan for assignment Tuesday and now the Astros have traded the veteran catcher to the Rangers.

Corporan is a capable backup, but became expendable when the Astros acquired Hank Conger from the Angels to join incumbent Jason Castro on the catching depth chart. And they also have Evan Gattis around as an emergency catching option.

Corporan, who’s hit .226 with a .637 OPS in 659 plate appearances as a big leaguer through age 31, joins Robinson Chirinos as the Rangers’ in-house catching options.