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Oswaldo Arcia | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/9/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Back issues have been keeping Oswaldo Arcia out of action for his Venezuelan Winter League team.
Arcia has been out in recent days, and his Caribes manager said the outfielder will be held out for five or six days before the club makes a decision on his ability to play. Back problems also plagued Arcia during the 2014 season, so it's concerning that they have lingered into the winter. The 23-year-old is slated to be the Twins' Opening Day left fielder, but his inability to stay healthy could cloud that picture. Jan 3 - 5:34 PM

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Oswaldo Arcia will be moved to left field in 2015.

Torii Hunter was signed to a one-year, $10.5 million free agent contract on Tuesday and will take over in right. Arcia rates very poorly as a defensive outfielder, but so does the 39-year-old Hunter. It's going to be another ugly season in Minnesota.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 04:06:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia blasted his 20th home run of the season and plated three runs in Friday's victory over the Tigers.

Arcia also drew a walk, reaching base safely three times in the ballgame. While he has showed impressive power with 20 bombs and 57 RBI, he's hitting just .231/.302/.457 on the season.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 11:02:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia (back) went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored Friday against the Twins.

He connected for a solo homer in the third inning and later added an RBI single in the seventh. Arcia missed the last two games after tweaking a muscle in the upper-left part of his back on Monday. The 23-year-old is now batting .237 with 19 homers and a .777 OPS in 94 games this season.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:40:00 AM

Oswaldo Arcia (back) is not in the Twins' starting lineup Tuesday night versus the Tigers.

Arcia left Monday's game after tweaking a muscle in the upper-left part of his back on a swing-and-miss in the bottom of the sixth inning. He is day-to-day.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 05:29:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia left Monday's game with tightness in his upper left back.

Arcia tweaked his back on a big swing-and-miss in the sixth inning and was later removed for a pinch-hitter. The Twins will see how he feels Tuesday, but he might have to miss a day or two.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 09:22:00 AM

Oswaldo Arcia's fourth-inning two-run home run proved to be the difference as the Twins topped the Indians on Tuesday.

Arcia, who finished 2-for-4 on the evening, slugged a 415-foot shot to right-center in the fourth inning off of Trevor Bauer, capping off a four-run frame. The Indians finished with three runs. Arcia is lackluster in the average and on-base departments, but will show up every now and then to go yard. He's slashing .220/.293/.439 with 16 home runs and 48 RBI.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 10:23:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader after spending much of the night in the hospital with his sick child.

The plan is for Arcia to start in Game 2. Hopefully, no one complains if he sneaks in a nap before then.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Oswaldo Arcia drove in three runs in a 20-6 win over the Tigers on Friday.

Arcia ended up 2-for-6 for the Twins, knocking in three runs and scoring three. You could throw a dart at the box score while blindfolded and probably hit a Twin hitter that had a good game. The team had twenty hits to go with their twenty runs. Symmetry is a beautiful thing. For the season, Arcia is batting .232/.307/.444.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 02:19:00 AM

Oswaldo Arcia had an RBI double in Friday's loss to the Royals.

Arcia recently missed three starts due to a back issue, but he homered twice in his return to action Tuesday and drove in his 30th run of the season on Friday. The 23-year-old hasn't progressed as hoped during his second season in the majors, but he's capable of providing some serious punch down the stretch in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 01:41:00 AM

Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in the Twins' loss to the Astros on Tuesday.

A back injury kept Arcia out of the Twins' lineup the past few games, but he showed no issues in belting his ninth and 10th home runs of the year. The outfielder is 9-for-28 (.321) with three homers, nine RBI and four runs scored in August. He's hitting .231/.310/.424 overall.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 11:58:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia (back) is in the Twins' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Astros.

It's his first start since tweaking his back on a swing Friday. Arcia has battled multiple injuries throughout the 2014 season and currently owns a weak .227/.307/.396 slash line with eight homers in 63 games.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia (back) could be placed on the disabled list on Monday to make room for Joe Mauer on the active roster.

Arcia has been unavailable the past couple of days due to a back issue and was unable to take successful swings in the batting cages on Sunday. The powerful young outfielder has struggled through injuries and poor performance this season, slashing just .227/.307/.396 with eight homers in his 63 games.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 07:40:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia is unavailable for the second straight day Sunday due to a lower back issue.

Arcia tweaked his back on a swing Friday. The good news is that he'll take batting practice Sunday and could be available off the bench. Arcia is hitting a disappointing .227/.307/.396 with eight homers over 63 games this season.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 02:17:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia went 3-for-6 with a home run and three RBI in a lopsided win over the White Sox on Sunday.

Arcia contributed a two-run double in the Twins' nine-run eighth inning, and he added a solo home run in the ninth for good measure. He's started to find his power stroke in recent days, hitting four doubles and three home runs in his last 10 games. The outfielder has largely struggled this year, batting .230/.305/.408 in 59 games.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 08:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Eric Farris
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jose Martinez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
3Miguel Sano
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Jordan Schafer
3Chris Herrmann
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Eddie Rosario
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
3Wilkin Ramirez
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Trevor May
7Mike Pelfrey
8Alex Meyer
9Jason Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Caleb Thielbar
5Ryan Pressly
6Aaron Thompson
7A.J. Achter
8Logan Darnell
9Michael Tonkin
10Lester Oliveros
11J.R. Graham
12Blaine Boyer
13Tim Stauffer
14Brayan Villarreal