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Oswaldo Arcia | Outfielder | #31

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/9/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / MIN
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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

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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

Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony indicated Saturday that Oswaldo Arcia's (hip) rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester might not be brief.

Arcia, who has missed 17 games with a right hip flexor strain, will begin the assignment with Rochester on Sunday. "He needs to go down and show he’s ready to come up and help the club," Antony said. "We’ve gotten away from go down, get a couple of at-bats and come back up. All of a sudden the guy is 0-for-12 and not helping the team. A, we need to know that he’s healthy, and B, he needs to look like he’s ready to help us." Arcia was starting to show signs of turning it around at the plate before the injury. Ultimately, he should be back with the Twins pretty soon.
Sun, May 24, 2015 09:20:00 AM

Oswaldo Arcia (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Sunday.

He shouldn't need more than a few games before being activated. Arcia is still feeling some discomfort in his right hip when he throws, so he's likely slated for designated hitter duty initially upon his activation from the disabled list.
Fri, May 22, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Tuesday that Oswaldo Arcia (hip) is close to beginning a rehab assignment.

Arcia resumed hitting in a batting cage last Friday and evidently things have progressed nicely since then. He has noted that his hip is more of an issue when he throws, so he could be pegged for designated hitter duty at least initially when he returns from the disabled list.
Tue, May 19, 2015 07:04:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia (hip) resumed hitting in a batting cage on Friday.

It's the first time he's done any hitting since being placed on the disabled list on May 4 with right hip flexor strain. Arcia didn't feel any pain while swinging a bat, but he said his hip still bothers him a bit when he throws. There hasn't been a timetable set for his return.
Fri, May 15, 2015 05:20:00 PM

Oswaldo Arcia (hip) has yet to resume swinging a bat.

Arcia was placed on the disabled list over a week ago with right hip flexor strain and doesn't appear to have made much progress. The Twins had been optimistic that he could return when his 15 days are up, but it doesn't appear at this point that that's likely.
Tue, May 12, 2015 06:19:00 PM

Twins placed OF Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list a with right hip flexor strain.

Arcia suffered the injury during Sunday's game. The Twins are optimistic that he'll make a quick recovery, projecting that he could return when his 15 days are up. Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar figure to be the main beneficiaries of extra playing time while Arcia is on the shelf.
Mon, May 4, 2015 04:23:00 PM

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2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
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3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
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PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Jose Berrios
6Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
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3Trevor May
4Casey Fien
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Fernando Abad
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Tommy Milone
10J.R. Graham