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Oswaldo Arcia | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/9/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Oswaldo Arcia is not in the Twins' starting lineup Thursday afternoon versus the Royals.
It's just a day off for Arcia, who is batting .200/.273/.350 through seven games. Eduardo Escobar will start in left field against Royals southpaw Jason Vargas. Apr 16 - 11:06 AM

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Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer off the Royals' Edinson Volquez as part of Wednesday's win.

Arcia needed this, particularly with Paul Molitor having sat him twice already on the young season. Arcia certainly won't earn playing time with his glove, so he needs to show more of that potent bat that allowed him to hit 34 homers in 723 at-bats in his age 22 and 23 seasons. This is his first of 2015.
Apr 15 - 11:25 PM

Oswaldo Arcia is not in the Twins' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Tigers.

It's curious that Twins manager Paul Molitor would start Arcia against an ace left-hander (David Price on Monday) but then sit him against a mediocre righty (Shane Greene on Thursday). Arcia, 23, has an .809 OPS and 28 home runs in 478 career at-bats against right-handed pitching.
Apr 9 - 10:37 AM

Oswaldo Arcia (illness) is due back Thursday.

Arcia was sent home early from Twins camp on Wednesday due to a stomach virus. It's no big deal.
Apr 1 - 4:42 PM

Oswaldo Arcia (illness) will miss Wednesday's game.

There's nothing serious here. The 24-year-old offers the Twins a power bat, slugging 20 homers in just 103 games last season, and marginal defense.
Apr 1 - 9:29 AM

Oswaldo Arcia homered and doubled in the Twins' 6-5 win over the Orioles split-squad Sunday.

Any chance of the Twins doing something crazy and demoting Arcia has likely vanished with him going 5-for-10 with three extra-base hits in his last three games. He still figures to hit two or three spots too low in the Twins order, but that can be fixed later.
Mar 29 - 5:23 PM

Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-3 with an RBI triple against the Red Sox on Thursday.

Arcia thought the triple was a homer and was caught admiring it, though it didn't prevent him from getting to third, at least. There's been a little talk about the Twins sending Arcia down, though that seems just crazy. He's a bad defensive outfielder, but that's not news to anyone, and if the Twins were worried about playing bad defensive outfielders, they wouldn't have signed Torii Hunter. At age 23, Arcia was just as productive of a hitter as Hunter last year, and he should be the better of the two this season.
Mar 26 - 4:47 PM

Oswaldo Arcia (illness) is back in the Twins' lineup on Friday.

Arcia has been limited to just nine plate appearances so far this spring due to illness. He's being used in the designated hitter spot Friday but should be ready to play the outfield soon.
Mar 13 - 10:47 AM

Oswaldo Arcia was sent home early from Twins camp on Monday.

Arcia is battling a mild illness that seems to be making its way around the Twins' complex. It's not a big deal. The 23-year-old outfielder will be looking to take another big step forward in 2015 after batting .231/.300/.452 with 20 home runs in 103 games last season.
Mar 2 - 8:51 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
CF1Jordan Schafer
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6Mike Pelfrey
7J.R. Graham
8Aaron Thompson
9Caleb Thielbar