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Oswaldo Arcia | Outfielder | #34

Team: San Diego Padres
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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Padres released OF Oswaldo Arcia.
He was designated for assignment about a week ago. Arcia spent time with four different teams this past season, hitting .203 with eight homers and 23 RBI over 202 at-bats. After passing through waivers unclaimed, the 25-year-old is now a free agent. Nov 26 - 9:04 PM

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Padres designated OF Oswaldo Arcia for assignment.

The 25-year-old has fallen on hard times since clubbing 20 homers in 372 at-bats for the Twins in 2014. In his limited stint with the Padres at the end of 2016 he hit just .116/.156/.279 with a pair of homers and four RBI in 45 plate appearances. he's still young enough and talented enough that he should generate interest on waivers.
Nov 18 - 9:51 PM

Oswaldo Arcia homered in a second straight game to plate the Padres' only run in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

Arcia also walked. He's 4-for-11 with three extra-base hits in three games since joining the Padres. The hot start could make it more difficult for the Padres to divvy up playing time in the outfield with Hunter Renfroe expected to join the team.
Aug 31 - 10:48 PM

Oswaldo Arcia smacked his first home run as a Padre in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

Playing in his second game with his new club, Arcia launched a two-run shot off of Julio Teheran in the fourth inning. He also drove in a run with a groundout in the ninth, collecting the Padres' only three RBI on the night. Arcia should start plenty against righties and is worth a shot in NL-only leagues for his power potential.
Aug 31 - 12:01 AM

Padres claimed OF Oswaldo Arcia off waivers from the Marlins.

It's his fourth team in a span of three months. He'll draw the start in right field Saturday and bat sixth against his former team, the Marlins. Arcia has struggled to a .226 average with six homers and 19 RBI in 55 games for the Marlins, Rays and Twins.
Aug 27 - 5:05 PM

Marlins designated OF Oswaldo Arcia for assignment.

Arcia made it just one game with the Fish, getting the boot Thursday to clear a roster spot for new outfielder Jeff Francoeur after being claimed off waivers from the Rays on Tuesday. Arcia has batted just .226/.299/.390 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 177 plate appearances this season between Minnesota, Tampa Bay, and Miami.
Aug 25 - 3:36 PM

Marlins claimed OF Oswaldo Arcia off waivers from the Rays.

The Rays designated him for assignment on Friday. This will be the third team Arcia has played for in 2016. The 25-year-old hasn't hit much this year (.229 with six homers in 157 at-bats) but he'll give the Marlins some outfield depth while Giancarlo Stanton recovers from a strained groin.
Aug 23 - 3:15 PM

Rays activated OF Oswaldo Arcia from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

The 25-year-old got off to a hot start after the Rays acquired him in a trade, but he wound up batting just .259/.328/.444 over 61 plate appearances. Arcia will get another shot somewhere, but the former top prospect has certainly been a bust after a promising start to his career.
Aug 19 - 3:34 PM

Oswaldo Arcia (elbow) went 2-for-4 with a walk in both parts of a doubleheader Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.

That counts as his second and third minor league rehab games. Arcia, out since July 27 with an elbow strain, should be ready for activation sometime this weekend. He's batting .229/.303/.395 with six homers and 19 RBI in 53 games this year between Tampa Bay and Minnesota.
Aug 11 - 9:28 AM

Oswaldo Arcia (elbow) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

And he could return to the Rays' active roster by the end of this week. Arcia landed on the disabled list July 29, retroactive to July 27, with a right elbow strain. He's batting .229/.303/.395 with six homers and 19 RBI in 53 games this year between Tampa Bay and Minnesota.
Aug 9 - 4:51 PM

Rays placed OF Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 27, with a right elbow strain.

Arcia suffered the injury nearly a week ago and hasn't felt right even after returning to action. It's unclear at this point how much time he might miss.
Jul 29 - 3:30 PM

Oswaldo Arcia (elbow) finished 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Sunday in the Rays' loss to the A's.

Arcia made an early exit from Saturday's game after suffering a mild right elbow strain and may have still been in some discomfort for Sunday afternoon's series finale in Oakland. Arcia, 25, is batting .226/.301/.387 with six homers and 19 RBI in 52 games this season.
Jul 25 - 6:16 AM

Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-3 with an RBI but the Rays lost on Saturday.

He stroked an RBI single in the second inning and added a double later in the game. The part-time player is now batting .230 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 152 at-bats.
Jul 24 - 12:04 AM

Oswaldo Arcia suffered a mild right elbow strain on Saturday night against the Athletics.

Arcia was in obvious pain after a hard swing in the top of the seventh inning. He was 2-for-3 with an RBI in the game and is batting .230/.306/.395 for the year.
Jul 23 - 11:01 PM

Oswaldo Arcia was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Red Sox due to illness.

It's probably safe to call him day-to-day. Nick Franklin will take his place in the lineup and play left field. Brandon Guyer will slide over to right field.
Jun 29 - 10:48 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Christian Bethancourt
3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2Jamie Romak
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Carlos Asuaje
3Cory Spangenberg
SS1Luis Sardinas
2Javier Guerra
3Allen Cordoba
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Alexi Amarista
LF1Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Hunter Renfroe
2Jabari Blash
3Oswaldo Arcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Christian Friedrich
2Luis Perdomo
3Jarred Cosart
4Paul Clemens
5Robbie Erlin
6Colin Rea
7Cesar Vargas
8Miguel Diaz
9Andrew Lockett
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Ryan Buchter
3Brad Hand
4Kevin Quackenbush
5Keith Hessler
6Buddy Baumann
7Jose Torres
8Carter Capps
9Jose Ruiz