J.P. Arencibia

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J.P. Arencibia was born in Miami, Florida, United States on January 5th, 1986 and is the Baseball Player. At the age of 38, J.P. Arencibia biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 5, 1986
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J.P. Arencibia Life

Jonathan Paul "J."

P. Arencibia (born January 5, 1986) is a Cuban-American former professional baseball catcher.

He is currently a studio analyst for Fox Sports Florida.

He played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, and Tampa Bay Rays from 2010 to 2015.

Personal life

Arencibia's maternal grandparents are both from Cuba of Basque and Canarian descent and immigrated to the United States when his mother was two years old. In the off-season, he lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Arencibia was discovered to be dating Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry in 2013. The couple got engaged on September 30, 2013 and married on June 12, 2014. The couple divorced in March 2018.

Arencibia was linked to Fox broadcaster Tomi Lahren in early 2021. Both Lahren and Arencibia have consistently announced their relationship on Instagram as of August 2021. Arencibia and Lahren announced their marriage in September 2021.

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J.P. Arencibia Career

High school career

Arencibia, a teen, attended Westminster Christian high school in Miami, Florida, which has produced other MLB players, most notably Alex Rodriguez and Doug Mientkiewicz. Arencibia also played football and basketball in high school, but in baseball, they excelled. He later played for the Under-18 Florida Bombers, alongside Mat Latos, Gaby Sánchez, Yonder Alonso, and Jon Jay, a future major leaguer.

College career

Arencibia played baseball for the Tennessee Volunteers while attending University of Tennessee. In 2006, Richard W. "Dick" Case Player of the Year Award was given to him by the USA Baseball Richard W. "Dick" Case Player of the Year Award. Arencibia's defensive abilities as a catcher were raised prior to the 2007 draft. The Blue Jays preferred to keep him as a catcher rather than moving him to another position, such as first base. Arencibia played with Chase Headley, Luke Hochevar, and Julio Borbon while studying at college. Arencibia began playing baseball in Cuba with David Price in 2006 and would later be drafted 20 positions behind Price in 2007.

Professional career

In the 2007 MLB draft, Arencibia was drafted 21st overall by the Toronto Blue Jays. He was assigned to the Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League, Toronto's Low A ball affiliate. Arencibia struggled early in the season, but the Doubledays won the NY-Penn League championship, although they were successful during the stretch and into the playoffs. He debuted with the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League in 2008. He was either at the top of the league or near the top in several offensive categories by the FSL all-star break, and he was batting.315 with 13 home runs, 22 doubles, and 62 RBI in the first half of the season. In the FSL All-Star Game, he was voted the starting catcher for the Western Division.

The Blue Jays promoted him to their Double-A team, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Eastern League, after the game. Arencibia played in the Arizona Fall League as a member of the Phoenix Desert Dogs during the off-season of 2008. Arencibia was promoted to the Las Vegas 51s, the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League, for the 2009 season.

Arencibia was called to the MLB on August 4, 2010 to replace the injured John Buck, who had been placed on the 15-day disabled list for a right thumb laceration. Arencibia was batting.303 with a PCL-leading 31 home runs and 79 RBI at the time of his promotion.

On August 7, 2010, he appeared in his first MLB game for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Tampa Bay Rays. Arencibia's first MLB at-bat was a two-run home run on James Shields' first pitch, making him the 28th player to reach a home run on his first MLB appearance. He made a double, a single, and then a solo home run, as well as a curtain call from the fans at the Rogers Centre when finishing the game just a triple shy of hitting for the cycle for the third time. Arencibia is the fifth player to reach two home runs in his first game. In addition, he became the first person in the modern era to have four hits and two home runs in a MLB debut, a feat set 121 years ago by Columbus Solons catcher Charlie Reilly.

Arencibia is the first Blue Jay to have four hits in a debut, as well as the first Blue Jay to have a home run on his first at bat since Junior Felix's appearance.

Arencibia was recalled to Triple-A Las Vegas on August 18, 2010 to make room for John Buck's return from the disabled list. On September 1, he was recalled from Las Vegas.

At the 2011 home opener for the Blue Jays, Arencibia was the starting catcher. He was the team's first home run of the season, from a 2-run homer to deep center. He had two home runs and a triple on the night. After a 12 pitch at-bat, Justin Verlander's undefeated game was ruined on May 7. Arencibia defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8–4 in their first grand slam in his career. Arencibia led all major league rookies with nine home runs as of June 4, a new Blue Jays club record for a rookie catcher, beating Pat Borders (1988) and Greg Myers (1990).

Arencibia's 20th home run of the season was his 20th home run of the season on August 25, tied for the single season's single-run catchers (John Buck hit 20 in 2010). Arencibia took a base on his first attempt at home against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 29, his first base stolen base in his career.

Arencibia scored his 21st home run of the season in a match against the Boston Red Sox on September 7, breaking a tie for the most home runs by a Blue Jays' catcher in a single season. He is one of three rookies in the Blue Jays to reach 21 or more home runs, as well as Eric Hinske (24 in 2002) and Rowdy Tellez (21 in 2019).

With 12 interceptions in 2011, he led all major league catchers in passed balls.

Arencibia's 16th inning against the Cleveland Indians on Opening Day 2012 was a game-winning 3-run home run. In terms of innings, it was the longest game in Opening Day history.

In a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees on May 16, 2012, Arencibia hit 100 RBI for his career. Arencibia set a career high for RBI in a game against the New York Mets the following day, winning by 14-5. Arencibia also hit two home runs, giving him his first 3-game home run streak of his career. Arencibia was named AL Player of the Week for May 14-20, hitting.360 with four home runs, 10 RBI, 7 runs scored, and a slugging percentage of.920. He is the first catcher in the Blue Jays to win the award. Arencibia was struck on the right hand by a pitch while catching in a game against the Oakland Athletics on July 25. Arencibia ended the game but decided against it out of respect for safety reasons. X-rays showed a fracture, and he was expected to miss six weeks. On September 2, Arencibia began a rehabilitation stint with the Dunedin Blue Jays. He ended the season with a.233 batting average, 18 home runs, and 56 RBI.

Arencibia hit a two-run home run on May 6, 2013, giving the Blue Jays an 8–7 lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in a game where they had been down 7–0 after the third inning. The comeback victory was the first by the Blue Jays since a 12-11 victory over Tampa Bay in 2007. It was supposed to be a rare 2013 highlight for Arencibia, who had been chastised by both the fans and the media for his poor 2013 results.

Arencibia appeared on "Brady & Lang," a radio show on Sportsnet 590, on July 4, 2013. Arencibia said that "someone in our clubhouse respects those guys" when asked for his opinion of Gregg Zaun and Dirk Hayhurst, two commentators (and former Blue Jays players) who had mocked Arencibia's appearance in recent broadcasts. Hayhurst was a "below average player" during their time in Triple-A, according to Arencibia, who also mentioned Zaun's affiliation with the Mitchell Report, which featured several players suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout their careers. Arencibia's Twitter account was shut down on July 23, sparking a firestorm of remarks from supporters, some defending his position and others opposing it. (It was later reopened by a fan group named "Team JP" on August 15.)

Arencibia batted below the Mendoza line in 2013, hitting just.194, placing him second among the top MLB catchers to Matt Wieters with 55 RBIs, although he did post 21 home runs. However, his extremely poor batting average, as well as drawing only 18 walks over the course of the entire season, resulted in a low OPS for Arencibia, who reached 20 homers in a season and still have a sub-.600 OPS. (Willie Kirkland of Cleveland had the next lowest OPS for a 20-homer season.)

Arencibia was unemployed on December 2, 2013, making him a free agent for the first time in his career.

Arencibia and the Texas Rangers were in talks for a new deal on December 5, 2013. Ken Rosenthal announced the following day that Arencibia had signed a one-year deal with Texas, pending the completion of a physical examination. The agreement was signed on December 10, ten years ago. Arencibia was selected to the Triple-A Round Rock Express on May 20, 2014, but the expedition was postponed to Round Rock on May 21. When Carlos Pea was selected for assignment on July 17, Arencibia was re-added to the 40-man roster.

The Rangers batted in seven of eleven Rangers runs on July 29, while Arencibia dominated New York Yankees' pitching with four extra base-hits in five at bats (two doubles, two home runs, one of them being a grand slam), but the Rangers lost 10-11.

Arencibia took the field for the first time in his career on August 13, 2014, pitching the 9th inning for the Rangers, who were losing to the Tampa Bay Rays 10-1. He pitched a scoreless innings, throwing ten out, six for strikes, and allowing one hit for a single. His 10 pitches ranged from 70 to 74 miles per hour. On October 6, he was drafted outright to Triple-A Round Rock. Arencibia had declined the assignment to Round Rock, becoming a free agent on October 9, the company reported on October 9.

The Baltimore Orioles announced on January 8, 2015, that Arencibia had been signed to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. On April 9, the Orioles released him. He signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on April 16 and was assigned to the Triple-A Durham Bulls. After Curt Casali was put on the disabled list, Arencibia was called up by the Rays on August 26,. Arencibia was assigned for service on November 20, 2015, and on November 23, she was released. He appeared in 24 games for the Rays, batting.310 with 6 home runs and 17 RBI.

Arencibia had signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to the Philadelphia Phillies. On May 16, 2016, he was released. Arencibia scored.167 in 12 games for the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, with one home run and two RBI.

Arencibia signed a minor league contract to return to the Rays on May 20, 2016, and the Durham Bulls drafted him on May 20, 2016. He stayed in Triple-A Durham for the remainder of the 2016 season and batted.252 with 14 home runs and 47 RBI in 78 games played.

On January 18, 2017, Arencibia announced his retirement from professional baseball.

Broadcasting career

On February 12, 2019, Arencibia was named a studio pre- and postgame analyst for Marlins broadcasts on Fox Sports Florida.

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