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31 Oswaldo Arcia RF
Height/Weight: 6-0/220 | Birthdate: 5/9/1991 | Birthplace: Anaco, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Minnesota | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 37/27 | Average Draft Position: 249.43
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Oswaldo Arcia belts his 20th home run Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia belted his 20th home run Friday against the Tigers.

Arcia struck in the first inning. With a man on base, Arcia belted a 92 mph fastball out to right for the two-run shot. He would also single later in the contest. Arcia finished 2 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI. 


Oswaldo Arcia swats 19th home run Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia excelled in his return to action Friday, going 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 5-4, 10-inning victory over the Indians.

Arcia put the first run of the game on the board in the third inning, slugging a solo home run to right field. He then added an RBI single in the seventh inning to bring his team within one before the Twins plated a runner in the ninth and another in the 10th to pick up a walkoff win. Arcia has hit .237/.308/.469 with 19 home runs and 54 RBI in 337 at-bats.


Oswaldo Arcia returns to action Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia returned to the starting lineup Friday.

Arcia had been sidelined with a back injury. He has not played since September 15 due to the issue. Arcia is hitting .231/.304/.456 over 333 at-bats.


Two Twins starters still sitting Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia (back) and shortstop Eduardo Escobar (shoulder) remain out Wednesday against visiting Detroit.

Arcia, who sustained the injury Monday, is on a seven-game hitting streak. Escobar suffered his injury Tuesday.


Oswaldo Arcia sidelined by back injury Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is out of the lineup Tuesday, after leaving the team's game the previous night with a back injury. He is day to day moving forward, at this point. 

Oswaldo Arcia day to day with back injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is day to day after tweaking his upper back on a swing in Monday's 8-6 loss to the Tigers.

Arcia suffered the injury in the sixth inning and was replaced in the eighth by a pinch-hitter. After the game, manager Ron Gardenhire told MLB.com he hopes the injury is not a serious one, but should know more Tuesday.

Arcia is second on the team with 18 home runs in just 333 at-bats, while hitting .231/.304/.456 overall.


Oswaldo Arcia bashes way to hero role against Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia provided the winning runs for his team Tuesday night in Cleveland.

Arcia blasted a first-pitch tater off Trevor Bauer in the fourth inning to turn a 2-2 tie into a 4-2 lead that the Indians could not overcome. The first multi-hit game for Arcia since Oct. 28 ended a 2-for-25 slide.


Mission of mercy has Oswaldo Arcia out of Game 1


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Torrid Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is catching a break Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader against the Tigers. He is out of the lineup after spending most of the night in the hospital with a sick child, per the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Chris Parmelee is taking his place in right field.

Arcia has hit safely in six straight games with four home runs. He is expected to play in the nightcap.


Oswaldo Arcia maintains power surge in dismantling of Tigers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Right fielder Oswaldo Arcia joined in on the fun Friday night for the Twins against Detroit.

Arcia doubled in a run to put his team on the board in the second inning and clobbered a two-run homer in the eighth to all but complete the romp. Arcia has gone deep four times in the last six games and seven times in August to give him 14 on the year.


Oswaldo Arcia continues home run binge


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia continued his ridiculous home run binge Tuesday against the Indians.

Arcia struck immediately. With two men on in the first inning, Arcia took an 84 mph changeup out to right for the three-run shot. It was his only hit of the game. Arcia would finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI.


Oswaldo Arcia goes deep again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia has been on a tear lately, as he homered yet again in a 6-4 loss to the Royals Monday.

After going deep Sunday, Arcia pulled the trick again, opening the scoring for the Twins with his solo home run in the seventh inning. He went 2 for 4 with a two runs scored and one RBI in the loss.

Arcia has been red-hot of late, slugging four home runs over the last six games, raising his season total to 12. He is hitting .230/.305/.435 in 69 games this season. 


Oswaldo Arcia goes deep twice


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia went deep twice Tuesday against the Astros.

Arcia was basically the only offensive threat for Minnesota Tuesday. He belted a solo shot in the second inning, and then struck again in the ninth. He finished 2 for 4, with two runs scored and three RBI. 


Oswaldo Arcia returns to lineup Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is in the team's lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros, after missing one game due to a back injury.

Arcia was unable to take part in batting practice Sunday, but two days off provided him with enough time to get back to full health. He is batting seventh and starting in right field for his return.


Oswaldo Arcia heading to the DL?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was unable to swing in the cage on Sunday and could be a candidate to land on the 15-day disabled list because of a back injury, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Arcia is hitting .227 with eight homers and 26 RBI in 225 at-bats. A decision won't be made until Monday.

Trevor Plouffe, Oswaldo Arcia out Sunday due to injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe (foot) and outfielder Oswaldo Arcia (back) were held out of the starting lineup Sunday at Oakland due to injuries. Plouffe, who fouled a ball off his foot Saturday night, will get X-rays as a precaution.

Oswaldo Arcia slugs eighth home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia went 3 for 6 with a double, a home run and three RBI in his team's 16-3 win over the White Sox Sunday.

Arcia delivered a two-run double during the team's nine-run eighth inning, then hit the second of three consecutive home runs in the ninth inning. His power has started to come around in the second half, as he's managed four doubles and three home runs since the break. Arcia has hit .230/.305/.408 with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 213 at-bats.


Birth of son has Oswaldo Arcia sidelined Tuesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is not with the team Tuesday in Kansas City. He stayed back for the birth of his son and will rejoin the his teammates Wednesday, per the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.

Oswaldo Arcia remains on mini-roll with two-hit game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia continued to slowly improve his numbers Friday against the White Sox with his third two-hit performance in the last seven games. Among those hits was his second tater in the last three, a solo blast in the seventh inning.

Arcia now owns a .225 average, which doesn't seem like much until one considers it's at its highest point since June 16.


Oswaldo Arcia helps Minnesota cause with homer


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia gave his team a bit of breathing room Wednesday afternoon against the Indians with a solo home run in the sixth inning for a two-run lead.

Arcia added a single to his sixth blast of the year. He now owns a stat line of .222/.310/.378.


Oswaldo Arcia returns to action Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia has returned to action Friday.

Arcia missed some time prior to the All-Star break due to an illness. He's recovered, and is ready to play again. Arcia will start in right and hit fifth. 


Illness forces Oswaldo Arcia to sit


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was not in Sunday's lineup because he's sick, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Arcia is 4 for 12 with two runs scored and an RBI over his last three games.

Oswaldo Arcia breaks hitless streak with home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia went 1 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 6-2 loss to the Angels Wednesday.

Arcia was 0 for 29 in his previous eight games before clubbing a home run in the second inning Wednesday to give his team a brief lead. Even with the home run, the outfielder is just 3 for 46 over his last 14 games. He has hit .202/.269/.404 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 109 at-bats.


Oswaldo Arcia in historic slump


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia has gone hitless in his last 31 at-bats and is nearing the longest slump in Twins' history, an 0-for-39 skid in 1978, reports the Minneapolis StarTribune. Arcia is 2 for 43 with 17 strikeouts since June 6.

The paper said Arcia, whose average has plummeted to .198, "seems to be holding up well during one of the longest slumps in Twins history."

The Twins start a three-game series at the Angels on Tuesday.


Oswaldo Arcia back in lineup Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was back in the team's starting lineup Friday.

Arcia was benched Thursday due to having a "crazy" swing, according to manager Ron Gardenhire. Those issues no longer appear to be a problem, as Arcia has returned Friday. He'll play right and hit seventh.


'Crazy' swing has Oswaldo Arcia sitting Thursday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia has been benched in favor of Chris Parmelee for the Thursday night game against the White Sox. He has what Ron Gardenhire called a "crazy" swing to blame for it.

Gardenhire told ESPN that Arcia needs to shorten his swing. Arcia is hitless in nine of his last 10 games and has just two hits in 32 at-bats during that stretch. The result is that his average has fallen from .302 to .221.