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Oswaldo Arcia | Outfielder | #32

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/9/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / MIN
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Rays acquired OF Oswaldo Arcia from the Twins in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Arcia has hit only .240/.303/.429 over 967 plate appearances at the big league level, but he just turned 25 last month and has shown lots of power in flashes. He should see playing time in the corner outfield spots while Brandon Guyer (hamstring) and Steven Souza (hip) are sidelined, although both players are due back soon. Jun 24 - 1:58 PM

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Twins designated OF Oswaldo Arcia for assignment.

The Twins needed to clear a spot for Danny Santana, who is back after missing two weeks with a strained hamstring. The 25-year-old has struggled offensively this year, hitting just .214 with 46 strikeouts in 103 at-bats. He'll be sent to Triple-A if he clears waivers.
Jun 16 - 11:43 PM

Oswaldo Arcia left Thursday's game against the Marlins with a bruised foot.

His X-rays came back negative. Max Kepler replaced him in right field at the start of the seventh inning. Arcia went 0-for-2 before exiting. He's day-to-day.
Jun 9 - 10:51 PM

Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

Arcia hit a two-out double and scored a run in the second inning and scored another run in the fourth after being hit by a pitch. Arcia desperately needs a spark, as he was hitting .194/.293/.306 with just two runs scored in the month of May coming into the game. He's one of the Twins' more talented hitters, slump notwithstanding, and seeing as how the team isn't going anywhere it would behoove them to continue to give the 25-year-old at-bats in hopes he can find his swing sooner than later.
May 25 - 12:28 AM

Oswaldo Arcia is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the Blue Jays.

Darin Mastroianni is drawing the start in his place in right field and batting seventh for the Twins. Arcia has been really struggling at the plate, slashing .213/.292/.363 with four homers, 12 RBI and a 34/9 K/BB ratio in 89 plate appearances.
May 21 - 11:27 AM

Oswaldo Arcia launched a two-run homer and drew two walks against the White Sox on Friday.

This was his first two-walk game in the majors since April 10, 2015. We all know about the power. Arcia is now up to four home runs on the year to go along with a .491 slugging percentage, but his plate discipline is a work in progress. He has struck out in 39 percent of his plate appearances this season.
May 6 - 11:58 PM

Oswaldo Arcia is not in the Twins starting lineup against the Tigers on Saturday.

He'll grab a breather against tough opposing right-hander Jordan Zimmerman. The slumping Eddie Rosario will start in left field and hit eighth for the Twins on Saturday.
Apr 30 - 11:26 AM

Oswaldo Arcia made his lone hit Monday count, ripping a walk-off, solo home run against the Indians.

Arcia took Zach McAllister deep to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning and broke a 3-3 tie. The big outfielder has emerged lately as one of the Twins' better hitters, as he's homered three times .333 over his last seven games. Arcia will likely be streaky, but he should have some mixed league value.
Apr 25 - 11:50 PM

Oswaldo Arcia went 1-for-4 with a towering two-run shot, his second homer in five days, against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Everything was on display for Arcia on Wednesday. He clobbered a two-run homer off a right-handed pitcher. Check. He committed a defensive error that allowed a run to score. Check. He struck out three times. Check. As such, Arcia is a limited fantasy player in terms of skill set and playing time. He can crush righties, but will struggle with his batting average due to his 30-plus-percent strikeout rate. He's hit the ball well since being called up from Triple-A Rochester, though, with a .286/.355/.500 slash line in 31 plate appearances.
Apr 21 - 12:35 AM

Oswaldo Arcia is making his fifth straight start in Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

Arcia has taken advantage of playing time in recent days by collecting seven hits (including a home run) and three RBI over his last 13 at-bats. Eddie Rosario has really struggled in the early part of the season, so Arcia will continue to take away playing time if he produces. He's suddenly interesting again in mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 19 - 11:07 AM

Oswaldo Arcia hit a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning as the Twins took down the Angels 3-2 on Sunday to sweep the three-game series.

Minnesota entered the three-game set with an 0-9 record, so the weekend sweep probably came as a big relief. Arcia went 3-for-5 with a walk on Sunday and he was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI on Saturday. The 24-year-old is now slashing .294/.368/.471 in 17 at-bats this season. If he keeps raking, he should keep getting playing time.
Apr 17 - 6:34 PM

Oswaldo Arcia went hitless in three at-bats in his season debut Saturday against the Royals.

There was nothing physically wrong with Arcia that we know of; rather, Twins manager Paul Molitor has just buried the 24-year-old in the early going. He's talented enough to be an everyday player, but the Twins have plenty of options for corner outfield spots. He'll have to earn his way onto the field, but if he does, he's worth keeping an eye on.
Apr 9 - 10:50 PM

Oswaldo Arcia hit a pair of homers Thursday to lead the Twins past the Marlins 8-4.

Both homers came off left-handed pitchers. That'd seem to be a good thing, but then, the lefty-swinging Arcia will hardly ever face southpaws while being used as a bench guy by the Twins. Arcia is definitely good enough offensively to be a regular somewhere, whether it's as a DH or a subpar defensive left fielder. He doesn't figure to have much fantasy value early on this year, but if he catches a break, he could help mixed leaguers later.
Mar 24 - 4:41 PM

Twins activated OF Oswaldo Arcia from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Rochester.

Arcia had zero hits in 14 plate appearances on his minor league rehab assignment, so the Twins will ask him to work on his stroke a bit more on the farm. He should be up soon enough. Minnesota doesn't have enough productive bats to warrant keeping Arcia at Triple-A for long.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 04:42:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia (hip) will remain on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester through at least the end of the week.

Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony has indicated previously that Arcia will have to hit his way back on the active roster, so it would behoove him for his bat to get hot. Arcia was hitless in his first rehab game Tuesday.
Wed, May 27, 2015 09:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Taylor Motter
3Nick Franklin
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
3Jaff Decker
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Blake Snell
6Matt Andriese
7Alex Cobb
8Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Ryan Webb
6Tyler Sturdevant
7Erasmo Ramirez
8Steve Geltz
9Ryan Garton