Richard Griffin, in today's star, has a story telling us about the health troubles that J.P. Arencibia had last year:
The 24-year-old first-round draft pick in 2007, participating in his second major-league camp, spent the '09 season battling kidney issues and astigmatism, affecting his night vision. His batting average under the lights of Vegas suffered and his energy was sapped.
In September, he underwent surgeries to correct both problems and is now ready to push for a major league spot, likely by 2011.
I don't know why we couldn't have been told about this last year, but I'd imagine the vision trouble had something to do with why he had such a bad year. I think it would be hard to hit if your night vision was good. Most games in Vegas would be at night, day games in the desert wouldn't be much fun. .
Anyway I'm looking forward to seeing how he does this season