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JPA: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Jays JPA: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

All Jays fans remember J.P. Arencibia's major league debut.  He homered on the first pitch of his first at-bat, a two-run shot to left in the second. He added another first-pitch homer in the sixth, and finished with four hits.

Arencibia demonstrated a whole lot of power out of the gate, but didn't show much of anything offensively last season.  His batting average last year fell to .194 and his on-base percentage was a remarkably poor .227.  And those strikeouts... so many strikeouts...

Arencibia, now a free agent, won't be back with the Blue Jays next season.  Instead, the Jays have signed Dioner Navarro and traded for Erik Kratz.

J.P. Arencibia

JPA: In like a lion, out like a lamb.

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