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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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Oswaldo Arcia homered in Wednesday's loss against the Angels.
Arcia finished 1-for-3 with a walk. He was given Tuesday's series opener off. This was Arcia's first homer since June 5. He came into tonight in a horrific 2-for-43 (.047) slump over his previous 13 games. Hopefully he cleared his head out during the day off and is prepared to take the next step in his developmental curve. Jun 26 - 1:13 AM

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Oswaldo Arcia is back in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

Arcia hasn't started since leaving Thursday's game with a sprained right ankle. He might not be feeling well enough to play the outfield yet but is good enough to be used in the designated hitter spot Sunday.
Jun 8 - 12:53 PM

Oswaldo Arcia (ankle) remains out of the Twins starting lineup on Saturday.

Arcia suffered a sprained ankle during Thursday's contest and appeared as a pinch-hitter in Friday's loss to the Astros. Expect him to again be available off the bench on Saturday, with a potential return to the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale.
Jun 7 - 11:50 AM

Oswaldo Arcia (ankle) came off the bench as a pinch-hitter, flying out in his only at bat in Friday's loss to the Astros.

Arcia left Thursday's game after spraining his ankle and was held out of the starting lineup on Friday as a precautionary measure. It appears that the injury is minor though and shouldn't force him to miss any time. Look for the young slugger to return to the lineup on Saturday.
Jun 7 - 4:49 AM

Oswaldo Arcia (ankle) is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

Arcia was forced from Thursday's game with a sprained right ankle. He tested things out Friday afternoon and it apparently didn't go well. It's not clear at this point if he might have to miss additional games. Arica has homered in two straight contests.
Jun 6 - 5:10 PM

Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-3 with a grand slam in Thursday's loss to the Brewers.

Arcia exited after six innings with a sprained right ankle. He slugged a salami in the third inning off of Wily Peralta, but unfortunately for the Twins, the Brewers also brought the lumber. The blast was Arcia's fourth homer of the season and marked the second consecutive day he finished with a homer and four RBI. He has been swinging well since returning from the disabled list, now carrying a .286/.297/.571 slash line with four homers and 13 RBI in 64 plate appearances.
Jun 5 - 11:40 PM

Oswaldo Arcia left Thursday's game against the Brewers with a right ankle sprain.

He's being called day-to-day. Arcia had a double and a grand slam in the game before exiting. He's gone deep in two straight game and has homered four times in 11 games since returning from the disabled list.
Jun 5 - 10:46 PM

Oswaldo Arcia had a three-run homer and an RBI single to lead the Twins to a 6-4 win over the Brewers on Wednesday.

That's three homers in 10 games since Arcia rejoined the Twins. Overall, he's hitting .333 with eight RBI in those games. We wouldn't count on him hitting for average all year long, but the power is there to make him an acceptable fifth outfielder in mixed leagues.
Jun 5 - 12:24 AM

Oswaldo Arcia belted a solo home run off Vidal Nuno on Friday, helping to lead the Twins to a victory over the Yankees.

He finished the night 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs. He has now hit safely in each of his first five games since returning from the disabled list, going 9-for-21 (.333) with a pair of homers and two RBI. He's worthy of being started in all mixed leagues while he's hitting in the middle of the Twins lineup.
May 30 - 10:28 PM

Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season and the game-tying run in the ninth as the Twins came from behind to beat the Rangers 4-3 on Tuesday.

Arcia returned to the Twins' lineup on Monday, and Tuesday he went deep for the first time this year after hitting 14 home runs in 351 at-bats last season. Arcia also doubled off Rangers closer Joakim Soria in the ninth inning, later coming around to score the game-tying run. With a wrist injury behind him, Arcia's power should play again this year. He's a nice add in deeper mixed leagues.
May 27 - 11:08 PM

Twins recalled OF Oswaldo Arcia from Triple-A Rochester.

Arcia had been lighting it up down on the farm, slashing .312/.365/.597 with five homers and 18 RBI in 22 games. He should see regular playing time in the Twins outfield, and is worthy of a look in mixed leagues where available.
May 25 - 7:29 PM

The Twins will recall Oswaldo Arcia from Triple-A Rochester prior to Monday's game.

Arcia was optioned to Triple-A after completing his rehab from a wrist injury, but he's earned a promotion back to the majors after batting .312/.365/.597 with five homers and 18 RBI over 22 games at Rochester. He should immediately slide back into a starting role in right field and is worth picking up in deeper formats.
May 25 - 9:47 AM

Twins activated outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins are overrating their current group if they think they don't need Arcia, who hit .308/.349/.487 in 12 games on his rehab assignment. One imagines he'll be up for good sign enough; Jason Kubel's OPS is down to .691, Chris Colabello's is at .702.
May 14 - 5:01 PM

Oswaldo Arcia still has soreness in his wrist.

Arcia has appeared in eight rehab games but still isn't over the wrist injury that sent him to the disabled list on April 9, and that bothered him at different points last season. There is no timetable for his return.
May 8 - 11:28 AM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Tuesday that Oswaldo Arcia's wrist is "not bothering him," but the outfielder "just needs at-bats" before returning.

Arcia has appeared in seven rehab games already, but it sounds like he'll need a few more. The young outfielder was batting just .111/.158/.222 with one RBI in 18 at-bats through his first four games before landing on the DL.
May 7 - 9:08 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
3Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2Chris Colabello
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Sam Fuld
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kevin Correia
4Kyle Gibson
5Kris Johnson
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Matt Guerrier
8Samuel Deduno