Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:39:11 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C Rene Rivera is not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone Thursday, Aug. 27. C J.P. Arencibia will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Rivera ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return soon. Arencibia recently joined the team but should not be a fantasy option at this time.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:33:29 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C Curt Casali (hamstring) was placed on the disabled list Wednesday, Aug. 26, and the Rays called up C J.P. Arencibia from Class AAA Durham in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: With Casali on the shelf, expect the Rays to use a combination of Rene Rivera ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) and Arencibia at catcher. Neither backstop is very valuable in any fantasy format, although Arencibia did manage 22 home runs and 65 RBI for Durham this year.
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:47:58 -0800
Free-agent C J.P. Arencibia (Rangers) is finalizing a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, Jan. 8.
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:26:05 -0700
Texas Rangers C J.P. Arencibia has opted to become a free agent.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:54:39 -0700
Texas Rangers P Wilmer Font, C J.P. Arencibia and INF Guilder Rodriguez cleared waivers and were outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock Monday, Oct. 6.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:39:35 -0700
Texas Rangers C J.P. Arencibia drove in a career-high seven runs Tuesday, July 29, against the New York Yankees. He had two doubles, two homers (including a grand slam) and two runs scored.
Fantasy Tip: Arencibia is making up for lost time. He is now up to six homers and 22 RBI, with five homers and 16 RBI coming just since July 18 when he was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock. He has re-emerged as a useful No. 2 fantasy catcher in most formats due to his power potential, but his average still leaves a lot to be desired.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:41:06 -0700
Texas Rangers C-1B J.P. Arencibia made his first career appearances in the majors at first base Friday, July 18, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He is the eighth different player to start at the position this season for the team. Arencibia was booed before each at-bat against his former team, but he seemed to feed off it. He launched a home run and finished with three RBI.
Fantasy Tip: Arencibia might gain eligibility at first base, but he still needs to show he is much improved from earlier in the season to be trusted in anything more than the deepest of AL-only fantasy leagues.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:27:19 -0700
Texas Rangers C J.P. Arencibia could be used at first base after the team designated 1B Carlos Pena for assignment Thursday, July 17. The Rangers now have four catchers on roster with Cs Robinson Chirinos and Chris Gimenez remain. Arencibia started 20 of his 48 games with Triple-A Round Rock at first base.
Fantasy Tip: The Rangers have no other obvious replacement at first base, so Arencibia is probably the favorite to see time there moving forward. He should be added in all AL-only leagues for his power, and the positional eligibility will be nice.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:13:37 -0700
Texas Rangers C Geovany Soto (knee) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday, July 17, and C J.P. Arencibia has been recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.
Fantasy Tip: Soto should see the majority of playing time behind the plate in the second half of the season, to the dismay of Robinson Chirinos.
Thu, 22 May 2014 23:38:37 -0700
Texas Rangers C J.P. Arencibia, who was optioned to Triple-A earlier this week, has instead been outrighted to the minors after clearing waivers.
Fantasy Tip: If you picked up Arencibia, chances are you've already bashed your head against a wall. Arencibia had one good year with Toronto and it seems so far away. He has a .133 batting average this season. Needless to say, even if Arencibia latches on with another team down the line he carries zero fantasy value.