J. P. Arencibia C/1B/DH TEX 3 Months

Arencibia has elected free agency, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

Arencibia enjoyed some success immediately upon his return to the big club in July, compiling a .255/.300/.617 batting line with five homers and 16 RBI that month, but things predictably went south shortly thereafter. All told, Arencibia hit .177/.239/.369 in 63 games with the major league team, resulting in his outright assignment to Triple-A at the end of the year. He'll explore his opportunities elsewhere, but Arencibia seems destined to open 2015 as organizational filler.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B/DH TEX 3 Months

Arencibia was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

Arencibia had a hot stretch at the plate last season, but over the course of his career he actually has a negative WAR (Fangraphs version), so it's no surprise to see the Rangers remove him from the 40-man roster as there will be an influx of healthy, young players to the roster this spring.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B/DH TEX 3 Months

Arencibia was 1-for-5 with a go-ahead three-run homer in ninth inning to beat the Athletics.

The Rangers got to A's closer Sean Doolittle for five runs in the ninth, but the big hit was Arencibia's blast. The 28-year-old continues to be an all or nothing hitter as 10 of his 34 hits in 2014 have left the yard.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B/DH TEX 4 Months

Arencibia has played in just 10 of the last 17 games and figures to continue to lose playing time at the expense of younger played like Ryan Rua, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Arencibia was hitting homers, and little else, when he was getting regular at-bats in early August but regular playing time will be hard to come by during the final four weeks.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B/DH TEX 4 Months

Arencibia is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros, according to Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake.

Arencibia has played regularly for the Rangers of late, but he is hitting just .141 in August, so he will sit Friday for the second time in three days. Ryan Rua will man first base for the Rangers on Friday.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B/DH TEX 4 Months

Arencibia is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

After starting four straight games, Arencibia will get a rest with the Rangers playing a day game after a night game. The lefty-hitting Mike Carp steps into the lineup at first base, bumping Arencibia to the bench.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B/DH TEX 4 Months

Arencibia is out of the lineup again Friday against the Angels.

Friday will mark Arencibia's third straight game out of the lineup, as it appears he is starting to lose playing time at first base. Given his .175 batting average with the club and his 1-for-22 performance at the plate over his last six starts, it wouldn't be surprising if his playing time continues to be cut.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B/DH TEX 4 Months

Arencibia is out of the lineup Thursday vs. the Rays.

With Alex Rios forced to man the DH spot as he recovers from an ankle injury, Arencibia will lose out on the remaining starting nod at first base to Mike Carp for the second straight night.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B/DH TEX 4 Months

Arencibia is out of the lineup Wednesday vs. the Rays.

Arencibia has made some occasional noise since his July 17 call-up with a few home run binges, but he's fallen into his usual bad habits in recent contests. He's reached base just once in his last four games, spanning 16 plate appearances. There's a good chance that Mike Carp eventually displaces him as the team's top first base/DH option within the next week.

J. P. Arencibia C/1B/DH TEX 5 Months

Arencibia his his eighth homer of the season on Friday facing the Astros, as he went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI.

Although Arencibia is only hitting a measly .195 on the year, he's managing to make the most of his hits. Since being called up on July 18 and getting inserted as a regular starter with the Rangers, Arencibia has smacked seven homers, scored 10 runs and driven in 22 RBI while raising his seasonal batting average from .143 to .195.