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J.P. Arencibia | Catcher | #40

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (21) / TOR
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Phillies signed C J.P. Arencibia to a minor league contract.
Arencibia is a weak .212/.258/.412 career hitter in 1,687 plate appearances at the major league level. The 31-year-old catcher probably won't crack the Phillies' Opening Day roster unless there is an emergency. Cameron Rupp is projected to back up Carlos Ruiz. Mon, Dec 14, 2015 12:05:00 PM

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Rays released C J.P. Arencibia.

Arencibia was designated for assignment last week. He hit .310/.315/.606 with six homers and 17 RBI in 24 games for the Rays, but they weren't interested in paying him what he'd make in arbitration.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 10:02:00 PM

Rays designated C J.P. Arencibia for assignment.

The 29-year-old backstop did a nice job in his limited time with the Rays in 2015, slashing .310/.315/.606 with six homers and 17 RBI in 24 games. It's unclear at the moment if he'll accept the minor league assignment or opt to explore the free agent market.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 07:55:00 PM

J.P. Arencibia connected for a solo homer Friday against the Blue Jays.

Arencibia, who recently missed some time with a hand strain, now has six home runs in 22 games with the Rays. He's also hitting .302 (19-for-63), but fantasy owners should know by now that it isn't meant to last. He has 22 strikeouts against just one walk. He's the same guy he's always been.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 10:11:00 PM

J.P. Arencibia (hand) is back in the Rays' lineup Wednesday.

Arencibia is battling a bone bruise in his left hand but is ready to give it a go. He's hit .327 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 20 games since joining the Rays.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 03:29:00 PM

J.P. Arencibia is dealing with a bone bruise in his left hand.

It's commonly referred to as "catcher's hand" for obvious reasons. Arencibia will ultimately be fine, but the ailment will cut his playing time down the stretch. "The issue with a catcher's hand is they seem to recover really quick and feel fine," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "And then it can be one pitch or one foul ball that sets it back." Arencibia has hit .327 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 20 games for the Rays.
Source: Rays.mlb.com
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 08:21:00 PM

J.P. Arencibia went 1-for-3 with a solo home run as the Rays shut the Tigers out 8-0 on Wednesday.

Arencibia led off the seventh inning with a solo home run off of Buck Farmer, extending the Rays' lead to 6-0. It's the catcher's fourth home run in only 12 games since being brought up from Triple-A in late August. Curt Casali is hurt, so Arencibia has been playing regularly and rewarding the Rays for the decision. Along with the four round-trippers, he's knocked in 11 runs while batting .375/.364/.844 in 33 plate appearances.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 10:33:00 PM

J.P. Arencibia went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

Arencibia's RBI double in the ninth inning made the score 5-2, but the Rays wouldn't score again as they fell to 66-68 on the season. Since being called up on August 26, the catcher's 8-for-21 with three homers and nine RBI. Six of those RBI came against the Orioles on September 1.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 10:02:00 PM

J.P. Arencibia had himself a ballgame, going 3-for-4 with a home run and six RBI in Tuesday's rout of the Orioles.

Oddly enough, six RBI isn't even a career-high for Arencibia. He knocked in seven last season for the Rangers and six back in 2012 for the Blue Jays. The catcher plated two with a single in the fourth inning, another two with another single in the fifth, then tacked on a two-run home run in the seventh. Arencibia had singled twice in nine at-bats across five games in the big leagues entering the night. With Curt Casali sidelined, he will start every two or three days along with Rene Rivera.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 10:21:00 PM

Rays purchased the contract of C J.P. Arencibia from Triple-A Durham.

Arencibia has done his usual thing at Durham this season, slugging 22 homers while batting .227. He'll be paired with Rene Rivera as the Rays' catcher with Curt Casali (hamstring) out.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 03:39:00 PM

Rays signed C J.P. Arencibia to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Durham.

Arencibia was released by the Orioles earlier this month after suffering a flexor mass strain in his right arm at the end of spring training. The 29-year-old has hit .189/.231/.366 over his last 201 major league games and he's an awful defensive player.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 03:45:00 PM

Orioles released C J.P. Arencibia.

Arencibia failed to make the Orioles' Opening Day roster and was dealing with a flexor mass strain in his right arm toward the end of spring training. He was expected to report to Triple-A Norfolk, but apparently wants to pursue an opportunity elsewhere.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 04:32:00 PM

Orioles reassigned C J.P. Arencibia to minor league camp.

Arencibia is currently fighting through a flexor mass strain in his right arm. He wasn't expected to make the Orioles' Opening Day roster anyway and will presumably begin the 2015 season at Triple-A Norfolk.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 11:49:00 AM

J.P. Arencibia was given a cortisone injection Monday for his injured right arm.

Arencibia has been diagnosed with a flexor mass strain and will remain shut down for the next several days. He is not going to be on the Orioles' active roster when the regular season opens next week.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 09:15:00 AM

J.P. Arencibia was scratched from Sunday's game due to a flexor mass strain.

The injury has kept the veteran backstop out of action since Thursday. At this point, it's very unlikely that he'll be ready for the start of the season, and probably wasn't going to crack the Orioles' Opening Day roster even if he had been completely healthy.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
3J.P. Arencibia
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Darnell Sweeney
3Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Andres Blanco
3Ryan Jackson
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Peter Bourjos
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
2Roman Quinn
3Cedric Hunter
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Tyler Goeddel
3David Lough
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Nola
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Charlie Morton
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Vincent Velasquez
7Matt Harrison
8Adam Morgan
9David Buchanan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Hernandez
2Luis Garcia
3Jeanmar Gomez
4Mario Hollands
5Elvis Araujo
6Hector Neris
7Andrew Bailey
8Edward Mujica
9Colton Murray
10Jimmy Cordero
11Dalier Hinojosa
12Edubray Ramos
13Michael Mariot
14Daniel Stumpf