Texas tried to trade for Arencibia

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Per T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers tried to acquire catcher J.P. Arencibia before he was non-tendered by the Blue Jays

The Texas Rangers tried to trade for catcher J.P. Arencibia before he was non-tendered by the Toronto Blue Jays, according to a blog post by T.R. Sullivan.

Sullivan writes that the trade was "close to being completed," but the Rangers wouldn't consummate a deal unless they could agree to a deal with Arencibia that would allow them to avoid arbitration, which didn't happen.

Arencibia was then non-tendered by the Blue Jays and is now a free agent, and given that the Rangers tried to trade for him, you have to assume that they are still going to have some interest in signing him, if he can't find a team that can offer him a chance at a starting job.

Arencibia, Kurt Suzuki and John Buck appear to be the primary free agent options that the Rangers are pursuing in their efforts to land a backup catcher.

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