9:24 AM EDT, Fri July 01, 2016

Should we be surprised? Oswaldo Arcia off to hot start with Tampa Bay

The former Twins outfielder is one of the best hitters in the American League has six hits, including a home run and two doubles, in his first five games with the Rays.
DRaysBay Jun 28, 2016

New Rays outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is full of power potential

The Twins may rue the day they traded him. Last Friday the Rays acquired out-of-favor OF Oswaldo Arcia from the Twins for cash considerations, and the move may be something Minnesota fans will regret for a long while. His rise through the Twins system was meteoric, as he jumped from High-A to Double-A in 2012. He started the following season in Triple-A, hitting a 186 wRC+ over 155 plate appearances, so the Twins promoted him again. In the majors, he came down to earth with a 101 wRC+ through 378 PA's for the remainder of the season. He split his 2014 season once again between AAA and the...
DRaysBay Jun 25, 2016

Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Steve Geltz Optioned, Danny Farquhar Promoted, Oswaldo Arcia Activated

The Rays made a flurry of major league moves with more likely on the way tonight Rays Links: Following last night’s loss to the Orioles, the Rays officially activated Oswaldo Arcia, optioned Steve Geltz, and promoted Danny Farquhar. The Rays will likely have to make an additional moves following the double header. Topkin recaps the Rays disabled list and how each player ended up hurt Ex-Rays Links: Yunel Escobar may be on the move once again as the San Francisco Giants are interested in adding the veteran infielder. Around the League: An umpire was struck in the head by a bat that...
Dillon Overton proved himself to Daniel Mengden long ago

Dillon Overton proved himself to Daniel Mengden long ago

The first time Daniel Mengden saw Dillon Overton, he had an idea the left-hander had the chance to be a impact pitcher. Current A’s starter Mengden was a freshman at Texas A&M and Overton was a sophomore at Oklahoma when… Continue Reading → The post Dillon Overton proved himself to Daniel Mengden long ago appeared first on Inside the As.
Tampa Bay Times Jun 24, 2016

Rays acquire Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia

BALTIMORE — The Rays made a low-risk move to try to bolster their injury-depleted outfield Friday by acquiring Oswaldo Arcia from the Twins.
Twinkie Town Jun 24, 2016

Twins Trade Oswaldo Arcia to Rays

In return, a valuable cash prize or a PTBNL. The saga of Oswaldo Arcia, Minnesota Twin, has come to an end, as the team announced they've traded the outfielder to Tampa for cash or a player to be named later.  We'll find out ... later, I guess. Arcia was DFA'd last week because, when you have a Danny Santana waiting in the wings, you gotta do something, man.  (NOTE: If you told me Danny Santana had stowed away on a Superior ore ship earlier this week and was on his way to Finland, I would believe you.) I'll remember Oswaldo for his often majestic dongs (he hit 20 in 2014), and his...
DRaysBay Jun 24, 2016

Tampa Bay Rays Acquire Oswaldo Arcia from Twins, Designate Andrew Bellatti for Assignment

The Rays have added some much needed outfield depth #Rays get Arcia for PTBNL or cash. Expected to be added to active roster. RHP Andrew Bellatti DFA'd to make room on 40-man roster— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) June 24, 2016 The Rays acquired recently DFA’d out-of-options “OF” Oswaldo Arcia from the Minnesota Twins. The 25 year-old Arcia has struggled this year as he’s hit .214/.289/.369, .289 wOBA, 78 wRC+. In 2014 he had a strong year against RHP where he hit .249/.321/.527 and 135 wRC+ with 17 homers in 268 plate appearances. For his career he has hit .243/.316/.469 and...

Twins trade Oswaldo Arcia to Rays for player to be named later

Oswaldo Arcia wasn’t able to take advantage of chances to stay ion the twins lineup this season.
Rays Index Jun 24, 2016

Rays trade for Twins outfielder

The Rays have acquired outfielder Oswaldo Arcia in a deal with the Minnesota Twins. Arcia had been designated for assignment by the Twins a week ago. The Twins received an undisclosed amount of cash in the deal. With all the injuries to outfielder, the Rays had to make a move […]

Twins trade Arcia to Tampa Bay for player to be named or cash

Fourth-year outfielder was designated for assignment last week.
Twinkie Town Jun 21, 2016

Tuesday Twins: We are the losers... of the world

Here are the damn links: Cleveland won the NBA Championship on Sunday, so now Minnesota is the major four-sport (MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA) market with the longest championship drought. Our last championship appearance, of course, was the 1991 World Series. At least we won the hell out of that. I don’t want to give anyone’s hopes up, but the Miguel Sano in the outfield experiment might be coming to an end. Kurt Suzuki is now using a bat with an ax-handle. Hey, whatever works... From the great Nick Nelson: “Oswaldo Arcia And The Limits Of Patience” At least one person wants to...
The Republican Jun 17, 2016
Boston Red Sox rumors: Twins designate Oswaldo Arcia and Red Sox should be very interested

Boston Red Sox rumors: Twins designate Oswaldo Arcia and Red Sox should be very interested

The Minnesota Twins designated slugger Oswaldo Arcia, a 25-year-old native of Venezuela who belted 20 homers in 103 games during 2014, for assignment Friday.

2030 headline? 'Twins to honor Arcia during retirement tour with Red Sox'

The news Thursday night that the Twins designated Oswaldo Arcia for assignment was met with some puzzlement among Twins fans. The basic premise is fair: is there not a place on the roster, or at least in the organization, for a just-turned-25-year-old with a .732 OPS in nearly 1,000 plate appearances? After all: 1) That 1,000 plate appearance threshold is often cited as the point at which hitters start to figure things out. 2) Though OPS isn’t the only statistical measurement worth considering, there is this: the Twins going into 2016 considered Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe to be...
Twinkie Town Jun 17, 2016

Oswaldo Arcia designated for assignment

Where’s Oswaldo? Not in Minnesota anymore. Well now we know the answer to the “What are the Twins going to do with Danny Santana” question. The Twins reinstated Danny Santana from the disable list and had to make room on the roster. Because Oswaldo Arcia is also out of options. I expected someone like the Brewers to make pick up a tag on him, but if he gets through waivers, you all ahve to say something nice to the Twins front office for once. Honestly, it’s hard to be that mad about this when the Twins weren’t using Arcia, and then when they did, he wasn’t doing anything.
Twinkie Town Jun 9, 2016

Twins 7, Marlins 5: Home Runs For All (The Sequel)

The bats came out with some clutch hitting once again to take Game 2 against the Marlins. I think we might be starting to see the bats we expected to see this entire season. The offense combined for eight extra-base hits, including three home runs as the Twins beat the Marlins 7-5 on Wednesday night. The scoring started right away in the first inning when Joe Mauer went oppo against Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen, already his seventh of the season. A second run came in the second inning when with one on and one out, Oswaldo Arcia went first-pitch hacking and lined a double down the right...

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