May 14, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia (7) gets a single during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Goodbye J.P. Arencibia

The Texas Rangers have optioned catcher J.P. Arencibia to Round Rock today and purchased the contract of Chris Gimenez. In a move that shocked no one, the J.P. Arencibia experiment is finally over for fans of the Texas Rangers.


J.P. Arencibia was having a dreadful season, batting under .150 for the whole season (under .100 for a good portion of that time), and his catching was not exactly making fans excited either. Gimenez will be an upgrade, even if he does not do that good.

I like J.P. Arencibia as a person, and I was really hoping that he would turn it around at some point, but that never happened in his time with the Texas Rangers. He will be remembered as one of the worst offensive catchers that the Texas Rangers have ever had on their roster.

I look forward to seeing how the tandem of Robinson Chirinos and Chris Gimenez will do now that they are both with the big club, and I wonder if Brett Nicholas will get a shot at all this season now that J.P. Arencibia has been optioned. Should be interesting to see what the next few weeks look like before the eventual return of Geovany Soto.

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  • Lee Stitzel

    Should I be amped for Gimenez? I was hoping for Nicholas.

    • Ben Dieter

      I was hoping for Nicholas as well Lee!

  • Stan Asham

    The guy is trash. Worst thing about him is he can’t ever accept the fact that he sucks balls.

    • Ben Dieter

      He was terrible. No doubt about it.

      • Stan Asham

        It’s not even that he’s terrible. He was terrible in Toronto and started complaining about how he was still valuable because he hit 20 homes runs despite striking out 200 times and having one of the worst OBP% in the history of the league