J. P. Arencibia C/1B TEX 7 Days

J.P. Arencibia broke a 0-0 tie in the 13th inning, his only hit in five at-bats, but the Rangers lost in 14 innings to the Yankees on Tuesday.

Arencibia took David Huff out to right-center to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead in the 13th, but closer Joakim Soria gave the run right back in the bottom half of the inning. Arencibia has had a miserable year offensively, but he has homered in two of five games since the All-Star break. He's slashing a terrible .139/.186/.291 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 86 plate appearances.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B TEX 11 Days

J.P. Arencibia launched a three-run homer and scored two runs in Friday's win over the Blue Jays.

Arencibia played 20 games at first base with Triple-A Round Rock and made his first major league start at the position on Friday while facing his former team. He's not going to hit for average, but his pop could come in handy in AL-only leagues if he continues to get regular at-bats.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B TEX 12 Days

Rangers purchased the contract of C/1B J.P. Arencibia from Triple-A Round Rock.

Arencibia hit just .133/.182/.233 over 66 plate appearances with the Rangers earlier this season, but now he's getting another chance. The difference this time is that he is expected to see most of his playing time at first base now that Carlos Pena has been designated for assignment. The 28-year-old appeared in 20 games there during his time with Triple-A Round rock.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B TEX 2 Months

Rangers sent C J.P. Arencibia outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Arencibia is now off the Rangers' 40-man roster. He was Texas' starting catcher on Opening Day because of Geovany Soto's knee injury but batted just .133/.182/.233 over 66 plate appearances and might not make it back to Arlington this season. A waste of $1.8 million.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B TEX 2 Months

Rangers optioned C J.P. Arencibia to Triple-A Round Rock.

Arencibia was batting just .133/.182/.233 with 15 strikeouts in 20 games this season for the Rangers. Texas made a $1.8 million mistake on him in December.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B TEX 4 Months

J.P. Arencibia went 0-for-2, grounded into a double play and committed his second error of the year before being remove for a pinch-hitter Monday against the Mariners.

The Rangers shouldn't have signed Arencibia over the winter, they shouldn't have carried him after his awful spring (even with Geovany Soto hurt) and they shouldn't continue to keep him around now. Just admit the mistake and move on.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B TEX 4 Months

J.P. Arencibia went 0-for-3 and had a passed ball Monday against the Red Sox.

Arencibia isn't one of those catchers who makes up for his poor hitting with strong defense, and all things factored in, he rates as one of the game's very worst players over the last year. He's off to a 2-for-16 start with no RBI in five games this season, so the Rangers may want to start going to Robinson Chirinos more.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B TEX 4 Months

J.P. Arencibia will get the bulk of playing time at catcher for the Rangers in the early going.

Geovany Soto is expected to miss around three months following knee surgery. Arencibia is not a good defensive catcher, but he swings a powerful bat and will be playing half of his games in a hitter-friendly park, so he could be a sneaky-good fantasy option.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B TEX 4 Months

J.P. Arencibia belted a grand slam on Sunday, powering the Rangers to a 14-8 victory over the White Sox.

His sixth inning blast off Zach Putnam was the first ball Arencibia has knocked over the boards this spring. He's still hitting a paltry .156/.182/.344 through 32 at-bats to this point, and is being thoroughly out-played by Robinson Chirinos.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B TEX 8 Months

Rangers signed C J.P. Arencibia to a one-year, $1.8 million contract.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal passed along the contract details. The deal reportedly carries $300,000 in possible incentives. Arencibia was non-tendered by the Blue Jays last week after he batted just .194/.227/.365 this year, but the Rangers intend to have him back up Geovany Soto in 2014. He's unlikely to be relevant in mixed fantasy leagues.