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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 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. Aug 23 - 11:50 AM

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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.
Aug 23 - 2:19 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.
Aug 16 - 1:41 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.
Aug 12 - 11:58 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.
Aug 12 - 5:00 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.
Aug 10 - 7:40 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.
Aug 10 - 2:17 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.
Aug 3 - 8:39 PM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire addressed Oswaldo Arcia's issues against lefties on Saturday.

Arcia's hitting just .155 against lefties on the year. Gardenhire said, "He’s just trying to hit the ball 8,000 miles right now. Every swing he takes, he swings so frickin’ hard that I don’t know any way possible that your head can be on the ball." Arcia has a strikeout rate of 29.8% vs righties, as compared to 35% vs lefties.
Aug 2 - 6:56 PM

Oswaldo Arcia is not in the Twins' lineup Wednesday.

Arcia welcomed a son on Tuesday and is apparently not back with the club. He should return on Thursday.
Jul 30 - 4:52 PM

Oswaldo Arcia is not with the Twins on Tuesday night due the birth of his son.

Arcia is expected to return on Wednesday, so the Twins won't bother putting him on paternity leave.
Jul 29 - 5:35 PM

Oswaldo Arcia belted his seventh home run of the season in a losing effort against the White Sox on Friday.

His solo blast came off opposing southpaw John Danks in the seventh inning. He also singled, finishing the night 2-for-4 and raising his season slash to .225/.310/.390 to go along with seven homers and 20 RBI.
Jul 25 - 11:06 PM

Oswaldo Arcia singled and launched a solo homer in Wednesday's win over the Indians.

Arcia's blast was a long one to right field in the sixth inning as he padded the Twins' lead to 3-1, which is what the final ended up being. While the 23-year-old has tons of raw power, it's clear with a .222/.310/.378 batting line that he has some holes in his swing still.
Jul 23 - 4:07 PM

Oswaldo Arcia looked a bit rusty in his return to action on Friday, going 0-for-4 in a losing effort against the Rays.

Arcia was dealing with a stomach illness, causing him to miss the final game of the first half of the season. His bat has cooled considerably in recent weeks, and he's now hitting just .216/.306/.363 with five homers and 18 RBI in his 47 games.
Jul 19 - 6:20 AM

Oswaldo Arcia is not in Sunday's lineup due to a stomach bug.

Arcia revealed that he was throwing up Saturday's night. He should be fine after the All-Star break. Chris Parmelee is in right field Sunday in his place.
Jul 13 - 1:33 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Samuel Deduno