Texas Rangers rumors: J.P. Arencibia is a Texas Ranger. Again.
Per John Blake on Twitter, the Rangers have purchased the contract of J.P. Arencibia from AAA Round Rock, and have activated Geovany Soto from the disabled list:
Rangers have purchased JP Arencibia from Round Rock and activated Geovany Soto from 60 day DL. Carlos Pena designated for assignment.— John Blake (@RangerBlake) July 17, 2014
The Rangers now have four catchers on their 25 man roster -- Arencibia, Soto, Robinson Chirinos, and Chris Gimenez. Blake says that Arencibia will be playing first base, so that makes Pena expendable.
I am going to just assume that Jon Daniels saw this tweet from earlier today:
Carlos Pena in 2014: .136/.190/.237 in 63 PAs. J.P. Arencibia in 2014: .133/.182/.233 in 66 PAs.— Adam J. Morris (@lonestarball) July 17, 2014
And figured, well, if Pena's not hitting any better than Arencibia, I might as well bring Arencibia back up.