The Baltimore Orioles have released catcher J.P. Arencibia, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. He spend last season with the Texas Rangers and his batting average did not improve. The Rangers assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock but he declined and became a free agent. In a similar scenario with the Orioles, Arencibia was expected to report to Triple-A Norfolk but instead, he decided to become a free agent. (Source: MASN Sports)
Fantasy Impact: Arencibia, 29, did not make the Opening Day roster but that was expected due to the strained right flexor mass injury he suffered during Spring training. He played with the Texas Rangers last season and had a batting average of .177/.239/.369 (ESPN).
Thu, Jan 8th 8:24pm EST
By Christian Bond
According to Dan Connolly, the Orioles have agreed to a minor league deal with free agent J.P. Arencibia. The C/1B/DH will also receive an invite to Spring Training. (Source: Dan Connolly on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: While the Orioles have been looking for catchers, Arencibia currently sits behind Matt Wieters, Caleb Joseph, Steve Clevenger, and Ryan Lavarnway on the organizational depth chart. Unless something drastic changes, Arencibia will not be fantasy relevant in 2015.