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Quick turnaround: Oswaldo Arcia is back with the Twins

Apr 17, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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Earlier this week outfield prospect Oswaldo Arcia was called up by the Twins for all of one day as a fill-in while Wilkin Ramirez was on paternity leave. He made his MLB debut, collected his first hit and his first error, and immediately returned to Triple-A.

However, last night the Twins placed backup outfielder Darin Mastroianni on the disabled list with an ankle injury that’s bothered him since spring training and recalled Arcia to take his place on the roster. This time around Arcia will be in Minnesota for at least a couple weeks and should play regularly, although that may require some lineup juggling by manager Ron Gardenhire.

Arcia is a couple weeks shy of his 22nd birthday, which made him the sixth-youngest player in the Triple-A International League, but he hit .394 with a 1.201 OPS in 10 games there after dominating Double-A last season.

  1. nvandy42 - Apr 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    I’m honestly pretty excited to see what Arcia can do in the majors on a consistent basis. The kid can rake. We’ve been hearing for a few years that help is on the way for the Twins; it’s nice to see some of that help arriving this year.

    • mntreehugger - Apr 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      Sano has been getting most of the press the past couple years, but I was almost more excited for an Arcia call-up. I was dissapointed he was only here for a game, now we get to see a bit more of the future!

  2. dluxxx - Apr 17, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Slowly but surely the new blood will be trickling in over the next few years. I’m excited to see how this club will look in about 2-3 years.

  3. siouxyaya17 - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:02 AM

    Where do they plan on playing him? Right now there is no spot for him, unless he can play center (he only played 46 cames in cf in the minors, and has played the last three seasons in right) to replace Hicks, whom they should then option to get regular at bats. Willingham is in Left, Hicks in Center, and Parmalee in right. Hicks seems like the odd man out, but neither Parmalee or Willingham can play center. The DH spot is reserved for Doumit, and I don’t expect this to change. I would be a godsend if this guy coud play second for a year, but that’s not feasible. My guess, more moves to come. Arcia in, Hicks to triple A. Twins can’t afford to have Arcia up and have him or Hicks sitting on the bench.

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