The Texas Rangers started a rusty rookie who hadn’t worked in three weeks. They ended the game with a guy on the mound who threw 99 pitches two days ago and then a bullpen Tuesday afternoon.
J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run homer against his former team, Yu Darvish matched his season high with 12 strikeouts and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Friday night.
The Rangers recalled opening day catcher J.P. Arencibia on Thursday, the same day they made the move of activating catcher Geovany Soto from the 60-day disabled list.
Ron Washington would like someone to step up and seize the everyday catcher role — it just hasn’t happened.
Arencibia hit .194 with 21 homers, 18 doubles and 55 RBIs in a career-high 138 games this year for Toronto. The Blue Jays didn’t offer him a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline and allowed him to become a free agent.
Texas GM Jon Daniels has insisted that Geovany Soto will start at catcher in 2014. That may still be true, but it appears the Rangers may be bringing in help.
Mark Buehrle threw seven shutout innings, Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays handed the Texas Rangers their fourth straight loss, 8-0 on Friday night.
J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run homer, Brett Cecil beat All-Star Alexi Ogando for the second straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays edged the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Friday night.
Michael Young drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night.