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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Oswaldo Arcia was removed from Sunday's game against the White Sox due to right hip irritation.

It's unclear when he sustained the injury, though it doesn't appear to be a major issue. The Twins should have an update on his status after Sunday's game.
Sun, May 3, 2015 04:51:00 PM

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.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 11:06:00 AM

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.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 11:25:00 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.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 10:37:00 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.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 04:42:00 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.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 09:29:00 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.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 05:23:00 PM