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Twins put Oswaldo Arcia on disabled list with wrist injury

Apr 9, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

Oswaldo Arcia AP

Oswaldo Arcia injured his wrist Friday and tried to convince the Twins he could play through the pain before finally admitting this afternoon that he couldn’t, so Minnesota placed the 23-year-old outfielder on the disabled list.

Darin Mastroianni, who was dropped from the 40-man roster last year, will be re-added to the roster and called up from Triple-A to take Arcia’s spot.

Arcia showed a lot of promise as a rookie last season, hitting 14 homers and 17 doubles in 97 games despite some shaky plate discipline, and the Twins were hoping that he could provide some much-needed power in the middle of the lineup this season.

Josh Willingham is also banged up, so the Twins’ outfield depth is being severely tested right after the team decided to waive presumed fourth outfielder Alex Presley at the end of spring training. He’s now filling a part-time role in Houston and Minnesota is turning to replacement-level talent like Mastroianni and Chris Herrmann.

  1. aarontzach - Apr 9, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    I’m amazed at how fast the Twins have become one of the worst run baseball teams in Major League Baseball. Just a few years ago I would watch as many games as possible on TV every year, and make it out to the Dome at least 3 to 5 times a season. I could name the entire roster from memory. Things are so bad now that i’ve turned town free tickets to Target Field more than once. I keep waiting for some signs of hope, but almost every day it’s just more of the same. How many more 90 loss seasons are we in for here in Minnesota?

    • strictlythedanks - Apr 9, 2014 at 8:09 PM

      true, but i will gladly take those tickets you turned down

    • clydeserra - Apr 9, 2014 at 9:03 PM

      I have turned down free tickets to my A’s and the lessor Giants, but never because the team sucked, only because I had other plans that day.

    • happytwinsfan - Apr 9, 2014 at 10:28 PM

      “How many more 90 loss seasons are we in for here in Minnesota?”

      probably just one, maybe less.

    • TBaySlim - Apr 10, 2014 at 8:54 AM

      Im with you @aarontzach- i am shocked at how quickly the twins got bad an down right really bad so fast..i would venture to guess its having do to letting key FA go and the bad trades the twins have made in the last 5 or so years ( santana deal, J.J hardy deal, Garza deal). I have argued the twins really didnt add much in payroll this year an money they did spend was actually supplied quite a bit from MLB in the new baseball TV deal. I havent been to a twins game in 3 years and have turned down tickets more often then i care to remember due to them being so bad…I think the twins are banking so hard on the prospects comming up and turning the twins around problem is more often then not prospects dont work out an are not as good as people think. If the twins wont spend money on good FA, one or two prospects wont turn the twins around…..Lastly i believe Mauer is a huge problem with this team…I for one cant stand his lack of production…but to make 28 mill an have 0…count’em 0 rbi’s an a .260 BA is crazy….suzuki has a 340 ish ave with 5 rbis….just food for thought

      • dluxxx - Apr 10, 2014 at 9:09 AM

        Sample size slim. I just don’t think you get it. Do you really think that Suzuki will have better numbers come the end of the season? You’re insane.

      • TBaySlim - Apr 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

        im not stating that Suzuki is better, i merely pointing out that this point in the season and lets say every season since 09, mauer has not lived up to anything close to being super star. you are drinking the twins-koolaid if you think this guy is worth 23 mill a year because he may bat .320 and walk…whoopi- you can find a number of lead off hitters that do that as well. An lets point out at best he is an average defensive 1b. as far as the sample size goes its roughly 5% but if you count on him missing 20 games for rest or what ever its 17%, so the sample isnt all that small in those terms

  2. schke - Apr 9, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    What? Why? Why not let him just take up a spot and sit in the dugout for another week so they can trot a Jason Bartlett out to the OF?

    #TwinsWay

  3. dluxxx - Apr 10, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    What a bunch of whiners. The Twins were trotting out a solid product for a decade and everyone forgets what it was like in the late 90’s. This team has sucked before and has been really great before (87 & 91 in my lifetime). Every team goes through bad years (see the Yankees of early 80’s or even the late 60’s to mid 70’s). Houston was in the world series less than a decade ago. The only team I can think of that has been consistently bad during my lifetime are the Royals and they won a series in 85, so that’s technically in my lifetime. Everyone acts like this doesn’t happen to every team. Get over yourselves. You sound like a bunch of whiney Yankee fans or something. Jeez…

    The Twins have a glut of young talent coming up through the system, and should be back in contention in the next year or two. Stop acting like this is something that can be fixed in one season. You can’t do that. You just can’t.

    • schke - Apr 10, 2014 at 5:45 PM

      It’ll be 4 straight 90+ loss seasons. This is the 90’s all over again.

      God help the Twins and their fans if that young talent doesn’t pan out.

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