Orioles sign J.P. Arencibia


Veteran catcher/first baseman J.P. Arencibia has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Orioles, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.

Matt Wieters’ uncertain health status has the Orioles in search of catching depth and they were unable to re-sign free agent Nick Hundley, who went to the Rockies on a two-year deal.

Arencibia is catching depth, but his defense behind the plate is pretty awful and aside from 20-homer power his hitting is perhaps even worse. He’s a career .207 hitter with a .658 OPS and ghastly 462/84 K/BB ratio in 443 games.