He led all major league catchers in passed balls in 2011, with 12.
In the summer of 2006, Arencibia played baseball in Cuba with David Price, and would later be drafted 20 positions behind Price in 2007.
He was assigned to Toronto's Low A ball affiliate, the Auburn Doubledays of the New York–Penn League.
The following day, in a game against the New York Mets, Arencibia set a career high for RBI in a game with 6, in a 14-5 win.
Arencibia also hit 2 home runs, giving him the first 3-game home run streak of his career.
After the game, the Blue Jays promoted him to their Double-A team, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Eastern League.