Former MLB player Robinson Chirinos has a sister named Rusmery Chirinos Thais de Blanco. Rusmery, after experiencing an attack in Venezuela, made a bold decision to relocate to the United States for her and her family’s safety.
Robinson Chirinos González, a.k.a. Robinson Chirinos, is a former professional baseball catcher from Venezuela. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for several teams like the Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, and Baltimore Orioles.
Chirinos started his career with the Chicago Cubs in 2000 after they signed him as a free agent. In 2011, he debuted in the MLB with the Tampa Bay Rays.Later, he played for the Texas Rangers and became their primary catcher in 2014. He also had a stint with the Houston Astros.
Chirinos joined the New York Mets and the New York Yankees before returning to the Chicago Cubs in 2021. In 2022, he signed with the Baltimore Orioles and decided to retire from professional baseball on May 3, 2023.
Throughout his career, Chirinos had some impressive seasons and faced some challenges. He performed best in 2014 with the Rangers, achieving career-highs in home runs and batted-in (RBIs).
After retiring, Chirinos ended his professional baseball journey with 137 home runs, 466 RBIs, and a batting average of .227 in 769 MLB games.
Robinson Chirinos Sister
Rusmery Chirinos Thais de Blanco is the sister of Robinson Chirinos. She was born to Roberto and Marbella De Chirinos. She is married to Robing Thais de Blanco. Together they have two children, a daughter named Victoria and a son named Sebastian.
Before 2018, Rusmery lived in Venezuela. However, after experiencing a horrific attack, she and her family sought Political Asylum in the United States. Fortunately, it was successfully granted.
In Venezuela, Rusmery and her husband operated several small fast-food restaurants in Maracaibo, approximately four hours from their family home in Punto Fijo.
Rusmery’s Issue Of Political Asylum
On July 23, 2017, Robinson Chirinos’ sister, Rusmery, experienced a terrifying incident in Venezuela.
In a reported interview by Fox Sports, Robinson, and his sister revealed that a group of armed individuals forcefully entered Rusmery’s restaurant. The intruders targeted “Robinson Chirinos’ sister” and threatened her and her family.
They wanted to let Robinson know that his family would be in danger if he continued protesting against the Venezuelan government. Rusmery, her husband, and their two children were held captive while the assailants robbed their apartment, fired shots into the ceiling, and warned them of further consequences.
Rusmery and her family sought political asylum in the United States for their safety. Robinson, aware of the risks faced by his family, took measures to evacuate them and ensure their safety in Texas.
He continues to advocate for social justice in Venezuela, using his platform to speak out against the ongoing crisis.
During the same interview, Rusmery shared that her brother, Robinson, has consistently shown resilience in the face of Venezuela’s autocratic government.
She further expressed her gratitude towards him for assisting in her relocation process, highlighting his support during challenging times.