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Arencibia has played in just 10 of the last 17 games and figures to continue to lose playing time at the expense of younger played like Ryan Rua, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Arencibia was hitting homers, and little else, when he was getting regular at-bats in early August but regular playing time will be hard to come by during the final four weeks.
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Arencibia is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros, according to Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake.
Arencibia has played regularly for the Rangers of late, but he is hitting just .141 in August, so he will sit Friday for the second time in three days. Ryan Rua will man first base for the Rangers on Friday.
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Arencibia is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
After starting four straight games, Arencibia will get a rest with the Rangers playing a day game after a night game. The lefty-hitting Mike Carp steps into the lineup at first base, bumping Arencibia to the bench.
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Arencibia is out of the lineup again Friday against the Angels.
Friday will mark Arencibia's third straight game out of the lineup, as it appears he is starting to lose playing time at first base. Given his .175 batting average with the club and his 1-for-22 performance at the plate over his last six starts, it wouldn't be surprising if his playing time continues to be cut.
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Arencibia is out of the lineup Thursday vs. the Rays.
With Alex Rios forced to man the DH spot as he recovers from an ankle injury, Arencibia will lose out on the remaining starting nod at first base to Mike Carp for the second straight night.
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Arencibia is out of the lineup Wednesday vs. the Rays.
Arencibia has made some occasional noise since his July 17 call-up with a few home run binges, but he's fallen into his usual bad habits in recent contests. He's reached base just once in his last four games, spanning 16 plate appearances. There's a good chance that Mike Carp eventually displaces him as the team's top first base/DH option within the next week.
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Arencibia his his eighth homer of the season on Friday facing the Astros, as he went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI.
Although Arencibia is only hitting a measly .195 on the year, he's managing to make the most of his hits. Since being called up on July 18 and getting inserted as a regular starter with the Rangers, Arencibia has smacked seven homers, scored 10 runs and driven in 22 RBI while raising his seasonal batting average from .143 to .195.
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Arencibia had another fantastic night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a walk and four RBI, while slugging his seventh home run of the year and adding a double in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.
Granted it was not the two-home run, seven-RBI outburst like last Tuesday's performance against the Yankees, Arencibia still got the job done Tuesday. Arencibia has been mostly hit or miss this year and went 2-for-12 in between the two big outings. He now possesses a mediocre .198/.261/.421 slash line in 121 at-bats this year.
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Arencibia isn't in the lineup Monday against the White Sox in Chicago, John Blake of the Rangers' official site reports.
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J.P. Arencibia had a ridiculous night at the plate Tuesday, finishing 4-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI against the Yankees.
Arencibia connected on a solo shot in the fifth inning before blasting a grand slam in the seventh. His 12 total bases were a career high for a single game, and it was the eighth two-homer game of his career. The power has always been present, but his .183/.223/.404 line is what keeps him from being a fantasy option.