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Rangers First Baseman J.P. Arencibia Pitches Scoreless Inning (Video)

Texas Rangers first baseman J.P. Arencibia used to catch knuckleballer R.A. Dickey during his days with the Toronto Blue Jays. Arencibia must’ve learned a thing or two from the 2012 National League CY Young Award winner because he was throwing some nasty pitches earlier this week. The Tampa Bay Rays held a commanding 10-1 lead over the Rangers in the ninth inning of Wednesday...
Via NESN.com
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arencibia becomes 3rd Rangers position player to pitch

J.P. Arencibia became the third (!!!!!) position player to take the hill for the Texas Rangers this year, following in the footsteps of Mitch Moreland fellow backstop Chris Gimenez. And boy, it was bizarre. . It’s worth noting that Gimenez was designated for assignment by the Rangers and assigned to AAA, while Moreland is on the 60-day DL following ankle surgery. That’s not...
Via The Outside Corner
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Arencibia lands nutshot to Astros mascot from on-deck circle (VIDEO)

Most major leaguers know about the Houston Astros mascot's penchant for distracting opposing batters warming up before stepping up to the plate, but J.P. Arencibia wasn't having any of it Saturday night.While Orbit loomed behind the on-deck circle, the Rangers first baseman decided to take matters into his own hands, so to speak, by using his bat to poke the annoying alien in his...
Via The Other Paper
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Astros mascot attempts to heckle Rangers player but gets hit in crotch instead

Lessons were learned when Houston Astros mascot, Orbit, was up to his usual heckling in Saturday night's intrastate matchup. But Texas Rangers first baseman J.P. Arencibia was not down with being bullied, and Orbit ended up getting hit in the crotch instead. As Arencibia entered the on-deck circle in the fourth inning of the game, Orbit attempted to get him rattled from behind...
Via The Sports Daily
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

J.P. Arencibia's Tim Kurkjian impression is back

One of the most underrated parts of MLB Spring Training is the never-ending barrage of players doing impressions of ESPN MLB reporter Tim Kurkjian. When Baseball Tonight was at Rangers camp on Wednesday, Texas catcher J.P. Arencibia brought a spring tradition with him from the Blue Jays to the Rangers - his Tim Kurkjian impression. The impression gained popularity in 2012 and blew...
Via Awful Announcing
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: JP Arencibia does segment as Tim Kurkjian

YouTube J.P. Arencibia turned the baseball world on end last spring training with an on-point impersonation of ESPN’s Tim Kurkijian.  The then-Blue Jays catcher doing a fine line spoof is now a Rangers catcher doing a whole segment on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight. The impression is really good.  And it’s better that Kurkjian is watching and laughing like a little school girl.
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

C JP Arencibia, Rangers complete $1.8M contract

Catcher J.P. Arencibia and the Texas Rangers have finalized a $1.8 million, one-year contract. Arencibia hit .194 with 21 homers, 18 doubles and 55 RBIs in a career-high 138 games this year for Toronto. The Blue Jays didn't offer him a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline and allowed him to become a free agent. Arencibia has a .212 career average with 64 homers and 193 RBIs in four...
Via Associated Press
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays explain decision to cut Arencibia

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos wasn't determined to part ways with catcher J.P. Arencibia after the former first round pick suffered through a career-worst season in 2013. But after reaching an agreement Monday on a two-year, $8 million deal with former All-Star Dioner Navarro, Toronto decided not to offer Arencibia a contract for 2014, making him a free agent. ''It...
Via Associated Press
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Make Small Addition, Big Upgrade

J.P. Arencibia was the kind of bad that finds you. A year ago, the Blue Jays looked like competitor darlings, primarily because of a host of additions. Arencibia was hardly one of the guys to watch, and then before long it became apparent the Blue Jays were hardly one of the teams to watch. It didn’t take long for me to concentrate my viewing elsewhere, but still, I kept hearing...
Via Fangraphs
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays Trying to Trade Power-Hitting Catcher J.P. Arencibia in Wake of Dioner Navarro Signing

J.P. Arencibia‘s days in Toronto appear to be over. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays, who reportedly signed catcher Dioner Navarro to a two-year deal Monday, are working to trade Arencibia. According to Sportsnet.ca’s Shi Davidi, Arencibia will be non-tendered ahead of Monday’s midnight deadline if Toronto can’t find a trade partner. Arencibia is a...
Via NESN.com
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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