J.P. Arencibia#9, C, Toronto
- January 5, 1986
- Birth Place:
- Miami, Florida
- 2007 1ˢᵗ round (21ˢᵗ pick) by the Toronto Blue Jays
— Player Notes
Advice: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported late Thursday that a deal was close, and now it appears a passed physical is all that it needs to be complete. Rosenthal says Arencibia will get $1.8 million, with $300,000 more possible in incentives. The Blue Jays non-tendered the free-swinging Arencibia earlier this week, but he lands in a nice situation in Texas. He'll share time with Geovany Soto.
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Advice: The particulars of the deal aren't yet known. The Rangers attempted to acquire Arencibia from the Blue Jays before the Jays non-tendered him earlier this week, so it's no surprise they didn't take much time to lock him up once he became a free agent. Arencibia is a one-trick pony who offers some power and little else, but he's not a bad guy to pair with Geovany Soto.
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Advice: It stands to reason, then, that the Rangers will make a play for the 27-year-old now that he's a free agent. The catcher doesn't bring much defensively and owns a career .212 batting average, but he hit 21 home runs this past season and would be a nice power option off the bench for the Rangers. The team is also considering Kurt Suzuki as a potential backup to starting catcher Geovany Soto.
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Advice: Arencibia was non-tendered on Monday after the Blue Jays were unable to find a taker via trade. While his projected salary in arbitration was too rich for his underwhelming production, someone will be willing to take a chance on his power bat. The Rangers are said to be considering signing Kurt Suzuki to use in a tandem with Geovany Soto.
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Advice: The Jays tried to trade Arencibia after agreeing to terms with Dioner Navarro but were unable to find a partner. Arencibia put up a woeful .194/.227/.365 batting line in 2013 but has averaged over 20 homers the last three seasons. Someone will take a gamble on him due to his above-average pop for a catcher.Rotoworld
Advice: The Blue Jays inked Dioner Navarro to a two-year, $8 million contract on Monday, which effectively ended Arencibia's tenure with Toronto. Teams face an 11:59 p.m. deadline on Monday to tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players, so the only question is whether the Blue Jays will find a taker in time. If not, he'll become a free agent.Rotoworld
Advice: Toronto signed free agent catcher Dioner Navarro to a two-year, $8 million contract on Monday and will use him as the everyday catcher going forward. Arencibia is a poor defender and owns a horrendous .258 career on-base percentage, but he possesses a decent power bat and is only 27 years old. The Blue Jays should be able to find a taker eventually.
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|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Sep 29||TB||L 6-7||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||.194||.227||.365||.592|
|Sep 26||@Bal||L 2-3||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.195||.229||.367||.595|
|Sep 24||@Bal||W 3-2||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.194||.229||.365||.594|
|Sep 23||@CWS||L 2-3||4||1||1||0||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||.196||.230||.369||.599|
|Sep 21||@Bos||W 4-2||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||.196||.230||.363||.593|
|Sep 20||@Bos||L 3-6||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||.195||.230||.364||.594|
|Sep 19||NYY||W 6-2||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.197||.232||.367||.599|
|Sep 18||NYY||L 3-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.199||.234||.371||.605|
|Sep 17||NYY||W 2-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200||.236||.374||.610|
|Sep 15||Bal||L 1-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.200||.236||.374||.610|