Arcia with the Minnesota Twins in 2016
May 9, 1991 |
|April 15, 2013, for the Minnesota Twins|
(through 2016 season)
|Runs batted in||131|
Oswaldo Celestino Arcia (born May 9, 1991) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins, and San Diego Padres.
Arcia was called up to the majors for the first time on April 15, 2013. He went 1-for-3 in his Major League debut. On April 23, Arcia hit his first career major league home run off Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins. Arcia finished the season batting .251/.304/.430 with 14 home runs in 97 games. Arcia displayed poor plate discipline and showed a knack for swinging at the first pitch in an at bat. He struck out 117 times in 303 at bats and played left and right field for the Twins.
Arcia began the season as the starting right fielder for the Twins. He played in right before going on the DL with a wrist injury. He missed over a month due to the injury and was activated from the DL at the end of May. In 103 games, he slashed .231/.300/.452, slugging 20 home runs and amassing 57 RBIs.
Arcia played in 19 games for the Twins in 2015.  On June 3, he was demoted to Triple-A where he finished the year with the Rochester Red Wings. He batted .276/.338/.379 in 65 big league plate appearances, with two home runs and eight RBIs.
On June 16, 2016, Arcia was designated for assignment to create room for Danny Santana, who was activated from the disabled list. On June 24, the Twins traded Arcia to the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later. Arcia played 21 games for the Rays, before being designated for assignment on August 19, 2016. On August 23, the Marlins claimed Arcia off waivers and assigned him to their major league roster. After receiving two plate appearances with the Marlins across two games, they designated him for assignment on August 25, after acquiring Jeff Francoeur. Arcia was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres on August 27.
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