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Arencibia Does Something Positive

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    NEWSLETTERS

    J.P. Arencibia has been a big, huge disappointment this season after being brought in to compete for the starting catcher's job with Geovany Soto, losing the battle, then losing the same battle with Robinson Chirinos when Soto started the year on the disabled list.

    In fact, in a running bit by yours truly, Arencibia entered Sunday's game with a batting average of .077, below what would be a drunk driver if his batting average was a blood alcohol content.

    But, entering Monday's game in Colorado, Arencibia, who probably won't be in the starting lineup, can proudly say his batting average would make him legally intoxicated as it climbed all the way to .114 after his stellar performance in Sunday's blowout win over the Angels.

    Arencibia was 2-for-4 — his first multi-hit game of the year — with a homer and a deep sacrifice fly that scored another run and was just a few feet shy of a first-inning home run. He added a walk and a well-hit ball to center in the ninth inning.

    He now has five runs, five hits and five RBIs in his 15 games with the Rangers. Look out, rest of baseball.