The Toronto Blue Jays catcher announced Tuesday morning that he will no longer use the social media platform, and by noon ET his account had been deleted.
“It’s unfortunate to see how words are twisted to make false stories,” @jparencibia9 wrote to his 145,000 followers.
“I give way too much of myself to have others try and make me out to.. Something/someone I’m not,” he continued in a series of tweets that have since been deleted along with his account.
“Solution. I make myself very accessible with constant charitable events, and opening up to social media for the fans. I will no longer be on twitter. Thanks to all the fans who support and praying for the others that hate. God Bless.”
In 87 games with the Blue Jays, Arencibia is hitting .219/.253/.419 with 17 home runs. He has drawn considerable criticism from fans and media for his defence and strikeout total (now at 102).