J.P Arencibia and Kevin Kouzmanoff have opted to take free agency from Rangers.
Hardball Talk "J.P. Arencibia has proven to be not much of a hitter with a career .208 batting average and .662 OPS, but last night the 28-year-old catcher/first baseman made his pitching debut for the Rangers and looked pretty decent." August 14
Hardball Talk "The Rangers nearly traded for J.P. Arencibia before he was non-tendered by the Blue Jays. Now they have him anyway, signing him to a one-year deal, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Arencibia, who turns 28 next month, will battle Geovany Soto for playing time in Texas. He..." December 06
#rangers are a team that could look at jp arencibia, 1 of the elite of the non-tenders. big power.
MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays have non-tendered catcher J.P. Arencibia, the club announced via press release. The club has tendered contracts to its remaining slate of arbitration-eligible players. Arencibia, 27, was the Jays' primary catcher for the last three seasons, during which time he appeared in a total..." December 03
Sportsnet.ca "If J.P. Arencibia returns as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2014, he’ll be the team’s starter. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos joined Prime Time Sports Tuesday, explaining that he doesn’t plan to bring Arencibia back in a reserve role. “I don’t think we’ve ever looked at a..." November 20
Toronto Star "J.P. Arencibia admits this is the worst season of his career. Of that there’s no doubt. By every measure besides home runs the struggling Blue Jay is the worst starting catcher in the majors both offensively and defensively. But he says his struggles don’t suggest a career regression; he’s..." September 27
#bluejays official report is Arencibia injured rt. knee blocking pitch in Happ's bullpen pre-game warmup.
Hardball Talk "I’m struggling to think of an instance where a ballplayer called out his own team’s analysts for a good reason. Most of the time it’s whining about the fact that people in a role filled with so many in-the-bag homers are shockingly telling it like it is. We saw that when Cubs players got mad at..." July 05
Toronto Star "Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia fired back at baseball analysts Gregg Zaun and Dirk Hayhurst, after his play was criticized prior to Wednesday’s game against Detroit. “There’s not one person in our clubhouse that respects those guys,” Arencibia told Sportsnet the Fan 590 on Thursday..." July 04
Toronto Star "J.P. Arencibia was none too pleased about his manager’s decision to sit him from the starting lineup on Monday, as part of an experiment to try to spark a turnaround for stumbling starter Mark Buehrle. “Ask Gibby,” Arencibia said, with more than a hint of annoyance, when a reporter inquired as to..." May 07
Toronto Star "For one of the few times in his young life, Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie is being cautious with his words. The normally brash, combative 23-year-old from Langley, B.C., has been notified he will be placed on the 15-day disabled list when the team heads north. Lawrie is nursing an injury..." March 26
Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey and J.P. Arencibia returned to the Blue Jays’ camp Saturday, a day after Team USA was knocked out of the World Baseball Classic by Puerto Rico. Both men said it was “bittersweet” to be returning to their home club after the loss. “It was heartbreaking to lose, it really was,” Dickey..." March 17
Bluebird Banter "Everyone is talking about it, so I guess we should too. John Gibbons has said that R.A. Dickey will have a 'personal catcher', making it sound likely that J.P. Arencibia will be sitting on the bench on opening day. I do like the idea of the backup catcher caddying one of the the starting..." February 21
Toronto Sun "J.P. Arencibia isn’t about to concede, without a fight, the catching duties to anyone else when R.A. Dickey is on the mound. When Alex Anthopoulos made the deal to get Dickey from the Mets, he made sure he had catching insurance in the form of Josh Thole, who has plenty of experience receiving..." February 12