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7 J.P. Arencibia C
Height/Weight: 6-0/203 | Birthdate: 1/5/1986 | Birthplace: Miami, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Texas | College: Tennessee | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $505,600 | Owned/Started%: 3/0 | Average Draft Position: 244.34
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J.P Arencibia back to square one with Round Rock


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Catcher J.P. Arencibia has accepted being outrighted to the minors by the Rangers. He played Wednesday night for Triple-A Round Rock.

The 28-year-old Arencibia, once a productive starter with Toronto, compiled a terrible .133/.182/.233 stat line with Texas this season before getting demoted Wednesday.


Rangers swap out catchers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) The Rangers sent catcher J.P. Arencibia to Triple-A Round Rock and promoted catcher Chris Gimenez. Arencibia was hitting .133 in 60 at-bats.

J.P. Arencibia moved to ninth in batting order, goes hitless in loss to Rays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Rangers manager Ron Washington moved catcher J.P. Arencibia to ninth in the batting order on Friday. He failed to make an impact at the plate, finishing 0 for 3 with a strikeout in an 8-1 defeat. Arencibia has just two hits, including a double, in his first 10 at-bats.

"I don't know until we get things squared away what it will totally look like, but right now I just wanted to break up those right-handed hitters," Washington said, per MLB.com.

J.P. Arencibia expected to get bulk of work at catcher


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Rangers manager Ron Washington said J.P. Arencibia will get the bulk of work at catcher with Geovany Soto sidelined several weeks with a knee injury, according to FOX Sports Southwest. Arencibia was in the opening day lineup against the Phillies over Robinson Chirinos and Chris Gimenez.

Rangers sign J.P. Arencibia to one-year deal


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/6/2013) The Texas Rangers and catcher J.P. Arencibia have agreed to a one-year deal worth about $2 million, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

Arencibia, who will be 28 in January, hit .194 for the Blue Jays in 2013, but also launched 21 home runs -- his second season in the last three with at least 20 homers. Arencibia was non-tendered by Toronto on Dec. 2.

Arencibia is expected to compete for playing time with Geovany Soto, who, according to GM Jon Daniels, will be the team's starter

Over four seasons in the majors, Arencibia has a .212 batting average and 64 home runs. 


Rangers, J.P. Arencibia making progress towards deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2013) The Rangers and free-agent catcher J.P. Arencibia are making progress towards a deal, Fox Sports reports. The team was reported to have interest in Arencibia even before he was not tendered a contract by the Blue Jays Monday.

Arencibia will likely back up projected starter Geovany Soto, though the two could wind up competing for the spot during the spring. Arencibia hit .194/.227/.365 with 21 home runs and 55 RBI in 474 at-bats last season.

Blue Jays part ways with J.P. Arencibia


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) The Blue Jays non-tendered catcher J.P. Arencibia Monday, opting to let him walk in free agency rather than going to arbitration. Arencibia hit 21 home runs last season, but struck out 148 times in 474 at-bats while posting a batting line of .194/.227/.365. 

Rangers might pursue J.P. Arencibia


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/2/2013) The Rangers have considered targeting Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia as a possible backup to starter Geovany Soto, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The Blue Jays are looking to either trade or non-tender Arencibia, who started 115 games at catcher this season.


Has Dioner Navarro's arrival made J.P. Arencibia odd man out?


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/2/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays are trying to trade incumbent starting catcher J.P. Arencibia. The team signed free agent Dioner Navarro on Monday, and he could supplant Arencibia as their primary catcher.

Though Arencibia hit 21 home runs in 2013, the strikeout- and popup-prone backstop batted just .194, and he led all major league catchers in errors (11) and passed balls (13).


J.P. Arencibia sitting Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2013) Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia is not in the team's starting lineup Friday against the Twins.

Arencibia will be replaced by Josh Thole behind the plate. Arencibia typically sits with R.A. Dickey on the mound, so the move shouldn't come as a surprise.

Arencibia is hitting .207/.242/.390 in 421 at-bats. 


J.P. Arencibia snaps slump with HR


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2013) Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia snapped a slump with his 18th home run Tuesday during an extra-inning loss to Boston. Arencibia went deep in the eighth inning to tie the score. 

He hit a solo shot off Junichi Tazawa. Arencibia finished 2 for 4 and is batting .211 on the season. 

The backstop recorded his first hits of any kind since July 29. He had not recorded a hit in August over seven games before Tuesday. 


J.P. Arencibia not patient in return


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2013) Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia returned from right knee bursitis to start Saturday against Oakland. Arencibia went 0 for 3 and saw just four pitches in the 5-4 win. He's batting .209 on the season for Toronto. 

J.P. Arencibia back in action


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2013) Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia, who underwent an MRI which revealed he's dealing with right knee bursitis, reports Sportsnet.ca, returned to the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Oakland. 

Arencibia was unable to play Friday due to soreness in the right knee. Batting .211 on the year entering Saturday, Arencibia has gone just 1 for 26 (.038) over his last 10 games. 


J.P. Arencibia remains sidelined by knee


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2013) Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia was unable to play Friday against the A's, due to soreness in his right knee. Arenciba underwent an MRI Wednesday, which revealed bursitis in the knee, manager John Gibbons announced Friday. He remains day to day, and could play as early as Saturday if he is feeling better. 

J.P. Arencibia undergoes MRI


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia underwent an MRI Wednesday after being scratched from the lineup due to soreness in his right knee, MLB.com reports.

Arencibia was pulled about 20 minutes prior to the game. The Jays don't expect to get the results of the MRI until Thursday.

"It's stuff that we deal with the whole year," Arencibia said. "It was just there a little bit more than usual. I warmed up today through everything possible, just didn't feel like I could really go."


J.P. Arencibia scratched with knee soreness


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia was a late scratch from the lineup Wednesday at Seattle because of right knee soreness. Josh Thole replaced Arencibia in the lineup.

Arencibia entered play Wednesday mired in a 1-for-26 slump in his last 10 games (seven starts). He hasn't homered in 14 games and has just two RBI in that span.


Three hits for J.P. Arencibia


by Eye on College Basketball staff | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia notched three hits in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

Arencibia finished 3 for 5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. It was Arencibia's seventh three-hit game of the season. Still, Arencibia managed to fit in a strikeout, his 103rd. Arencibia has struck out in 30.2 percent of plate appearances, the main driver behind his terrible .225 batting average. 


J.P. Arencibia goes deep in Baltimore


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10:29 am ET) Toronto catcher J.P. Arencibia continued to be a thorn in Baltimore's side on Friday during an 8-5 loss to the Orioles. Arencibia hit his 16th home run in the game. 

He went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer off starter Chris Tillman with two outs in the second inning. He's batting .223 on the year for the Blue Jays. 

Arencibia has hit in all but two games in July thus far after nine contests. He's gone 8 for 25 (.320) over that stretch with four RBI and three runs scored. 


J.P. Arencibia out again


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2013) Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia is not in the starting lineup for the second consecutive game.

Josh Thole will receive another start, this time with R.A. Dickey on the mound. Arencibia is hitting .220/.254/.416 in 296 at-bats. 


J.P. Arencibia gets a day off


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2013) Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia is not in the team's starting lineup Wednesday against the Indians.

Arencibia will be replaced by Josh Thole, who will hit seventh. Arencibia is hitting .220/.255/.417 in 295 at-bats. 


J.P. Arencibia gets rest for weary bat


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2013) Batting .218 on the season, the Blue Jays gave catcher J.P. Arencibia the game off Saturday against Minnesota. 

Arencibia has gone just 4 for 32 (.125) over his last nine games with 12 strikeouts. He hasn't had an extra-base hit his last 13 games and has hit just .196 over that stretch with three RBI and 14 Ks. 


J.P. Arencibia back at it for Toronto


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2013) Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia (shoulder) was fine to start Wednesday's game against Detroit, the National Post reports. Arencibia didn't play Tuesday as manager John Gibbons wanted to get that shoulder, hurt in a collision last week, some rest. 

Arencibia was available to play Tuesday and should be fine going forward. He's batting .219 on the year with 15 home runs and 38 RBI. 


J.P. Arencibia giving ailing shoulder a rest


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2013) The Blue Jays gave catcher J.P. Arencibia Tuesday off against Detroit to rest his shoulder. Not really dealing with an injury, Arencibia jammed the shoulder last week during a collision and it has been hurting. 

Manager John Gibbons said Arencibia is fine and is available off the bench. He went 1 for 4 with two RBI and three strikeouts on Monday against the Tigers. He's batting .219 on the year with 15 home runs and 38 RBI. 


J.P. Arencibia nets two RBI in first July game after rough June


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2013) Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia contributed a two-RBI single during Monday's 8-3 win against the Tigers. Arencibia had one RBI in his previous nine games while batting .188 (6 for 32) in that span.

Arencibia hit .188 (15 for 80) with two doubles, three home runs, six runs, seven RBI, five walks and 25 strikeouts in 21 June games.


J.P. Arencibia gets scoring started


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2013) Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia got the scoring started Sunday against Baltimore as he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the first inning. For Arencibia, that was his only RBI in the 13-5 win. 

Arencibia did go 3 for 4 with the bat, however. He singled three times and scored twice for the Blue Jays. He's batting .225 on the year. 

Arencibia has gone 6 for 14 over his last four games with two three-hit contests. He's up to 15 homers and 36 RBI on the year for Toronto manager John Gibbons.