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Oswaldo Arcia | Outfielder | #31

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/9/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / MIN
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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Oswaldo Arcia has signed with the Nippon Ham Fighters on a one-year, $1.7 million contract with a mutual option for 2019.
He can earn $300,000 more in incentives. Going overseas is probably a wise decision for Arcia, who has struggled to gain traction in the majors but mashed again at Triple-A in 2017. He's still young enough -- 27 in May -- to parlay a big season in Japan into a contract with a major league club next winter. Fri, Dec 15, 2017 09:21:00 AM

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Oswaldo Arcia is weighing multiple offers from Japanese clubs.

Arcia spent most of 2017 at Triple-A Reno, and he performed well with a 1.049 OPS, albeit in the friendly confines of the Pacific Coast League. The 26-year-old outfielder was last a regular in 2014, where he hit 20 homers and hit .241 for the Twins. A tour in the Nippon League could help him reestablish his big-league stock, or it could allow him to become another import star for the league.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:42:00 PM

Diamondbacks re-assigned OF Oswaldo Arcia, RHP Erik Davis, LHP Brian Matusz and C Josh Thole to minor league camp.

There are some notable names among these cuts, but none of them come as a surprise. Arcia has bounced around to multiple organizations after falling out of favor with the Twins.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 01:00:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia is drawing attention from teams in Asia, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

We still believe Arcia can hit in the majors, but his awful outfield play has hindered his opportunities and it's unclear whether he has much chance of making the Diamondbacks out of spring training. Arcia is still just 25, and he's hit .235/.298/.422 in 983 major league at-bats, most of them coming at ages 22 and 23.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 05:53:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia supplied two hits Wednesday in the Diamondbacks' spring training win over Grand Canyon University.

Arcia plated a run with a first-inning double before clubbing a two-run homer in the fourth. It was a fine debut but Arcia will need to stay hot if he wants to make the Opening Day roster. The 25-year-old was a bit of a journeyman last year, appearing in games for four different clubs. The Diamondbacks have a full outfield at the moment, so the best Arcia could hope for is to make the team as a left-handed bench bat.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 05:33:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed OF Oswaldo Arcia to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports was first to report news of an agreement, and now Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic confirms it's a non-guaranteed minor league deal. Arcia will try to position himself as a useful left-handed bench bat for the Diamondbacks next spring. He batted just .214/.289/.369 in 114 plate appearances last season between the Twins, Rays, Marlins, and Padres.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 04:18:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Diamondbacks have agreed to a deal with free agent outfielder Oswaldo Arcia.

It's unclear whether it's a guaranteed major league deal or a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Either way, Arcia gives the Diamondbacks a potential left-handed bat for their outfield. The 25-year-old hit just .214/.289/.369 in 114 plate appearances this past season between the Twins, Rays, Marlins, and Padres.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 03:17:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Diamondbacks are among the teams in on free agent outfielder Oswaldo Arcia.

The D-Backs are in the market for a lefty hitter and Heyman pegs them as the "probable front-runner." Arcia once looked like a promising young slugger with the Twins, but he bounced around four different organizations this past season while hitting just .214/.289/.369 in 114 plate appearances. He has struck out in 31.5 percent of his plate appearances in the majors. Still, he's just 25 years old, so someone will take a chance on him.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 10:09:00 AM

Padres released OF Oswaldo Arcia.

He was designated for assignment about a week ago. Arcia spent time with four different teams this past season, hitting .203 with eight homers and 23 RBI over 202 at-bats. After passing through waivers unclaimed, the 25-year-old is now a free agent.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 09:04:00 PM

Padres designated OF Oswaldo Arcia for assignment.

The 25-year-old has fallen on hard times since clubbing 20 homers in 372 at-bats for the Twins in 2014. In his limited stint with the Padres at the end of 2016 he hit just .116/.156/.279 with a pair of homers and four RBI in 45 plate appearances. he's still young enough and talented enough that he should generate interest on waivers.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 09:51:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia homered in a second straight game to plate the Padres' only run in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

Arcia also walked. He's 4-for-11 with three extra-base hits in three games since joining the Padres. The hot start could make it more difficult for the Padres to divvy up playing time in the outfield with Hunter Renfroe expected to join the team.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 10:48:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia smacked his first home run as a Padre in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

Playing in his second game with his new club, Arcia launched a two-run shot off of Julio Teheran in the fourth inning. He also drove in a run with a groundout in the ninth, collecting the Padres' only three RBI on the night. Arcia should start plenty against righties and is worth a shot in NL-only leagues for his power potential.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 12:01:00 AM

Padres claimed OF Oswaldo Arcia off waivers from the Marlins.

It's his fourth team in a span of three months. He'll draw the start in right field Saturday and bat sixth against his former team, the Marlins. Arcia has struggled to a .226 average with six homers and 19 RBI in 55 games for the Marlins, Rays and Twins.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Marlins designated OF Oswaldo Arcia for assignment.

Arcia made it just one game with the Fish, getting the boot Thursday to clear a roster spot for new outfielder Jeff Francoeur after being claimed off waivers from the Rays on Tuesday. Arcia has batted just .226/.299/.390 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 177 plate appearances this season between Minnesota, Tampa Bay, and Miami.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 03:36:00 PM

Marlins claimed OF Oswaldo Arcia off waivers from the Rays.

The Rays designated him for assignment on Friday. This will be the third team Arcia has played for in 2016. The 25-year-old hasn't hit much this year (.229 with six homers in 157 at-bats) but he'll give the Marlins some outfield depth while Giancarlo Stanton recovers from a strained groin.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 03:15:00 PM

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