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Oswaldo Arcia | Outfielder | #9

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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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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

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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

Oswaldo Arcia went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a two-run double in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Arcia came over from the Twins in a trade on Friday. He failed to pick up a hit in his first three at-bats with his new club, but came through in a big way on Sunday. He notched a solo home run in the fourth inning and a two-run double in the fifth to finish with three RBI. In 103 at-bats with the Twins prior to the trade, the 25-year-old outfielder was hitting just .214/.289/.369 with four homers and 12 RBI. He is young enough and talented enough that his career shouldn't be considered a lost cause yet, though it is off to a rocky enough start.
Jun 26 - 5:29 PM

Oswaldo Arcia is expected to be in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

The Rays are going with Jaff Decker, Taylor Motter, and Corey Dickerson in their outfield and Brad Miller out of the DH spot in the first game. Arcia hasn't played since June 14, so the Rays didn't want him to play both games of the doubleheader. The 25-year-old should split time between right field and the DH spot with his new team.
Jun 25 - 11:57 AM

Rays acquired OF Oswaldo Arcia from the Twins in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Arcia has hit only .240/.303/.429 over 967 plate appearances at the big league level, but he just turned 25 last month and has shown lots of power in flashes. He should see playing time in the corner outfield spots while Brandon Guyer (hamstring) and Steven Souza (hip) are sidelined, although both players are due back soon.
Jun 24 - 1:58 PM

Twins designated OF Oswaldo Arcia for assignment.

The Twins needed to clear a spot for Danny Santana, who is back after missing two weeks with a strained hamstring. The 25-year-old has struggled offensively this year, hitting just .214 with 46 strikeouts in 103 at-bats. He'll be sent to Triple-A if he clears waivers.
Jun 16 - 11:43 PM

Oswaldo Arcia left Thursday's game against the Marlins with a bruised foot.

His X-rays came back negative. Max Kepler replaced him in right field at the start of the seventh inning. Arcia went 0-for-2 before exiting. He's day-to-day.
Jun 9 - 10:51 PM

Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

Arcia hit a two-out double and scored a run in the second inning and scored another run in the fourth after being hit by a pitch. Arcia desperately needs a spark, as he was hitting .194/.293/.306 with just two runs scored in the month of May coming into the game. He's one of the Twins' more talented hitters, slump notwithstanding, and seeing as how the team isn't going anywhere it would behoove them to continue to give the 25-year-old at-bats in hopes he can find his swing sooner than later.
May 25 - 12:28 AM

Oswaldo Arcia is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the Blue Jays.

Darin Mastroianni is drawing the start in his place in right field and batting seventh for the Twins. Arcia has been really struggling at the plate, slashing .213/.292/.363 with four homers, 12 RBI and a 34/9 K/BB ratio in 89 plate appearances.
May 21 - 11:27 AM

Oswaldo Arcia launched a two-run homer and drew two walks against the White Sox on Friday.

This was his first two-walk game in the majors since April 10, 2015. We all know about the power. Arcia is now up to four home runs on the year to go along with a .491 slugging percentage, but his plate discipline is a work in progress. He has struck out in 39 percent of his plate appearances this season.
May 6 - 11:58 PM

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

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

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C1Curt Casali
2Luke Maile
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Nick Franklin
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Blake Snell
6Matt Andriese
7Alex Cobb
8Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Andriese
7Kevin Jepsen
8Dylan Floro