Rangers catcher Arencibia tours world with band, fiancée

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Band mate

J.P. Arencibia enjoys going to concerts and that’s how he met his fiancée, Kimberly Perry, of the country music band The Band Perry.

Arencibia spent this off-season touring the world with the band. He spent a month in Europe with them, and also took in a few U.S. shows. His top three stops on the tour:

• Paris. “The Louvre. The Eiffel Tower. Ladurée where they make the macaron, a French pastry. Just a great city.”

• Zurich, Switzerland. “It’s cool. Just a beautiful city and I really enjoyed it.”

• Super Bowl in New York. “They played the tailgate party. The atmosphere of being at the Super Bowl is a huge thing and just the amount of people watching that show was cool. You just see all the work that goes into it and it’s cool to see when it finally goes on stage.”

Injury report

INF Jurickson Profar (shoulder inflammation): He is able to swing, run and go through infield drills. Will begin a throwing program this week.

C Geovany Soto (left foot surgery): Expected to resume baseball activities in 10 days and be game-ready in three weeks.

RHP Tanner Scheppers (lower back spasms): Scheduled to throw bullpen session Tuesday.

OF Alex Rios (sore left big toe): Day-to-day and not going through full workouts.

LHP Derek Holland (microfracture surgery on left knee): He is off crutches and walking on a treadmill. He will be evaluated by team physician Keith Meister soon, which will determine when he reports to camp.

RHP Daniel Bard (thoracic outlet syndrome): Is in the early stages of a throwing program.

RHP Ben Rowen (biceps tendinitis): Will begin a throwing program the first week of March.

LHP Joseph Ortiz (surgery on broken foot): He is non-weight bearing until the end of March.

LHP Rafael Perez (strained right hamstring): Day-to-day.

Telling number

.538Winning percentage for manager Ron Washington in seven seasons with the Rangers, the highest in franchise history.

He said it

“I’m not going to Twitter because sometimes I can’t control what I say.” — Ron Washington on possibility of joining Twitter.

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