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Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia quits Twitter

On Tuesday, outspoken Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia told his followers he was quitting Twitter and deleting his account. The departure of the backstop, known for his frank and controversial tweets, did not go unnoticed.


  1. Arencibia's original annoucement, made in three successive tweets:
  2. Dirk Hayhurst, former Jays pitcher and on-air commentator who verbally sparred with Arencibia a few weeks ago, was among the first to notice.
  3. Much of the reaction was less than charitable, focusing on Arencibia's skill on the field. Batting .219 this season, he's made five errors, allowed 34 stolen bases and 10 passed balls.
  4. Though most responses were anti-Arencibia, he did have his supporters: