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Rangers J.P. Arencibia Moved to Minors

Posted on 5/21/2014 by with 0 comments

J.P. Arencibia, who had become the regular catcher for Texas Rangers’ ace Yu Darvish, was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. The club brought up Chris Gimenez to take his place.

Texas also altered its starting rotation, moving Robbie Ross to the bullpen and inserting Scott Baker into the rotation. The club also determined that Tanner Scheppers will return as a reliever, once he’s gone through a few rehab appearances at Double-A Frisco. He’s slated to pitch on Saturday.

Arencibia just couldn’t get it going at the plate and had become the backup to Robinson Chirinos with Geovany Soto still rehabbing from knee surgery.

“You just got to swallow it and know that you’ve got to accept the job,” Arencibia said. “You just go down and work. I think that fortunately for me I got to see Edwin Encarnacion when he got designated and every one passed on him and he got cleared and came down to Triple A when I was in Triple A in 2010, and I saw him go down there, work hard and get back.

“I’m not the first person this has ever happened to, and it’s all how you take it. You always get punched in life, it’s how your respond. It’s part of life and we’ll see what happens.”


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