JP Arencibia has Travis D'Arnaud breathing down his neck.
Arencibia can relax for the time being, considering his defence is much improved from 2011 and he's actually been a very productive hitter so far in 2012. On top of that, D'Arnaud has struggled in 15 games in Triple-A so far so a call up isn't imminent.
But the fact remains that D'Arnaud has the potential to make Arencibia expendable.
While JP's power is valuable from the catching position so long as he remains in the bottom third of the Jays lineup, but his .196 batting average isn't going to cut it.
The thing that's most frustrating about Arencibia is that he hit .301 in his last full season in Triple-A and struck out much less frequently
It might be his failure to hit to his potential that forces Anthopoulos to send him packing.