Texas Rangers and J.P. Arencibia Nearing A Deal

Texas rangers rumorsThe Texas Rangers are nearing a deal with free-agent catcher J.P. Arencibia according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Arencibia was non-tendered by the Toronto Blue Jays making him a free agent and it now seems like Texas may be where he lands.

The Rangers were interested in  Arencibia  prior to him being non-tendered, however were unable to come up with a deal with the Blue Jays.

Geovany Soto and Robinson Chirinos are the teams projected catchers at this time.

Arencibia hit a dreadful .194/.227/.365  in 2013 for the Blue Jays but did contribute 21 home runs and 55 RBI in 138 games.

Arencibia would be a classic “buy low” free agent. In 1,392 major league plate appearances, Arencibia has compiled a .258 on-base-percentage, but his power would play well in Texas.

 Rangers News and Rumors

Yesterday the Rangers signed free-agent Jose Contreras as the Cuban born right-hander tries to resurrect his career. The Rangers are still being rumored to be interested in  Shin-Soo Choo and could eventually  entertain the idea of bringing back Nelson Cruz.