Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Carlos Pena Newsbeat

Friday, July 18, 2014

Rangers replace Carlos Pena with J.P. Arencibia to play at first

Tell ‘im, Wash.

J.P. Arencibia hit his way back to the majors with the Rangers…  Arencibia replaced first baseman Carlos Pena, who was designated for assignment after hitting only .136 in 59 at-bats.

Arencibia opened the season as the Rangers’ front-line catcher but hit only .133 in 60 at-bats… Arencibia fared better against Pacific Coast League pitching, hitting .279 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs in 190 at-bats…

Arencibia said that while in the minors, he decided to go “back to what makes me J.P’’ and stop worrying about bad at-bats…

The addition of Arencibia created an odd roster in which the Rangers have four players whose primary position is catcher.

Manager Ron Washington said Geovany Soto and Robinson Chirinos will do the majority of the catching. Arencibia and Chris Gimenez could be used at catcher but are more likely to appear at first base and designated hitter.

The District Attorney Posted: July 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM | 47 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos pena, j.p. arencibia, rangers, transactions

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rangers sign Carlos Pena

At age 36 he looks just about done, posting a combined .678 OPS in 249 games since 2012–but if nothing else Pena can still draw plenty of walks and smack some homers.

Put me down for .150/.300/.350

 

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:03 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos pena, desperation, rangers

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Jim Wisinski
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogVICE: Baseball Erotica #1: John Smoltz and Tom Glavine
(9 - 11:38pm, Jul 30)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogSOE: Minor League Manhood - A first-hand account of masculine sports culture run amok.
(155 - 11:33pm, Jul 30)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(1033 - 11:30pm, Jul 30)
Last: The District Attorney

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-30-2014
(38 - 11:17pm, Jul 30)
Last: Walks Clog Up the Bases

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1956 Ballot
(9 - 11:17pm, Jul 30)
Last: lieiam

NewsblogPosnanski: Hey, Rube: Phillies pay dearly for Amaro’s misguided loyalty
(20 - 11:12pm, Jul 30)
Last: clowns to the left of me; STEAGLES to the right

NewsblogCameron: Why a July 31 trade deadline just doesn’t make sense anymore
(14 - 11:06pm, Jul 30)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogCubs Acquire Felix Doubront
(46 - 10:59pm, Jul 30)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(3797 - 10:47pm, Jul 30)
Last: zonk

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(679 - 10:46pm, Jul 30)
Last: zack

NewsblogPosnanski: Four theories about Hall of Fame voting changes
(27 - 10:32pm, Jul 30)
Last: DanO

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1957 Discussion
(14 - 10:30pm, Jul 30)
Last: Moeball

NewsblogEric Chavez Retires
(28 - 10:03pm, Jul 30)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogRed Sox trade rumors: 'Very good chance' John Lackey and Jon Lester are traded - Over the Monster
(51 - 9:47pm, Jul 30)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(529 - 9:37pm, Jul 30)
Last: Mefisto

Page rendered in 1.1131 seconds
51 querie(s) executed