Twins notes: Arcia back in lineup after addressing slump

Arcia a 2014 photo of left fielder Oswaldo Arcia of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. This image reflects the Twins active roster as of Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) ORG XMIT: FLSR1

After spending two days on the bench, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was back in the Twins lineup Friday, batting seventh.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said he needed to sit Arcia down after the young slugger batted .063 over a 10-game stretch. Arcia, who missed 33 games because of a strained right wrist, entered Friday batting .221 with four home runs and 13 RBI.

“It’s about slowing everything down and not trying to hit it 1,000 miles,” Gardenhire said. “He’s trying to make up for every missed at bat with one swing. Just put the barrel on the ball and let it travel.”

Chris Parmelee started the two games Arcia was on the bench. Gardenhire said Arcia worked hard with hitting coach Tom Brunansky this week and hopes he returns to the lineup with some pop in his bat.

“Watching a game or two, for these young guys, is not a bad thing,” Gardenhire said.

Arcia has been one of the Twins’ energy guys, but assistant general manager Rob Antony noted that was missing as Arcia’s slump gained momentum. The Twins like seeing that side of Arcia, as long as he doesn’t cross the line.

“Where did that go?” Antony said. “He had that, he was excited and everything was going great. Then he started struggling and all of that was gone. He’s going to have to find that balance and be prepared to play every day he comes to the ballpark.”

Sano will play

The Twins have acknowledged that all signs point to third base prospect Miguel Sano being able to get some at-bats before the minor league season ends. Sano, out because of Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery in March, has been rehabilitating in Fort Myers, Fla.

According to Antony, Sano will be examined July 7 and should be cleared to begin a throwing program. If all goes well he will see some game action before the minor league season ends.

“He should be able to get some at-bats in August,” Antony said.

Sano is still considered the second-best prospect in the organization behind outfielder Byron Buxton. Both are expected to participate in offseason leagues in order to get more at-bats.

Considered options

The Twins went ahead and played Thursday’s game following a 2-hour, 6-minute rain delay. Why not postpone the game rather than have fans wait that long on a weekday?

Twins President Dave St. Peter said there were some initial snags.

“We looked at a variety of different options on this game,” he said, “and we didn’t get the answers we were hoping relative to the dates we were looking for.”

So they decided to wait, and got a bad break when the rain ended 30-45 minutes later than they hoped it would.

It was the 14th weather delay in Target Field history, and the third-longest.

Etc.

• The Twins will join in on World Cup fever Sunday, The club will show the U.S.-Portugal game on a large screen at Target Field Station, just outside the ballpark. St. Peter said the club expects a chunk of fans attending the Twins-White Sox game Sunday to stick around and watch the game.

• Twins starting pitching has ranked last in the American League in each of the past two seasons. But on Wednesday, the Twins moved out of last place in starters ERA and entered Friday’s game 14th, at 4.64. The White Sox fell to last in the league at 4.65. Cleveland is right in front of the Twins, at 4.62. Twins starters entered Friday with a 2.41 ERA over their previous nine outings.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Buffalo 12/28/14 12:00 PM
New England
Cleveland 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Baltimore
Dallas 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Washington
Indianapolis 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Tennessee
Jacksonville 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Houston
San Diego 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Kansas City
NY Jets 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Miami
Chicago 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Minnesota
Philadelphia 12/28/14 12:00 PM
NY Giants
New Orleans 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Tampa Bay
Carolina 12/28/14 3:25 PM
Atlanta
Detroit 12/28/14 3:25 PM
Green Bay
Oakland 12/28/14 3:25 PM
Denver
Arizona 12/28/14 3:25 PM
San Francisco
St. Louis 12/28/14 3:25 PM
Seattle
Cincinnati 12/28/14 7:30 PM
Pittsburgh
TBA 1/3/15 2:00 AM
TBA
TBA 1/3/15 2:00 AM
TBA
Toronto 110 FINAL
LA Clippers 98
Boston 88 FINAL
Washington 101
Orlando 102 FINAL
Charlotte 94
Memphis 84 4th Qtr 6:37
Miami 80
Indiana 62 3rd Qtr 5:29
Brooklyn 57
New Orleans 64 3rd Qtr 4:02
Chicago 68
Atlanta 39 3rd Qtr
Milwaukee 37
Philadelphia 12 2nd Qtr
Utah 25
New York 9:00 PM
Sacramento
Minnesota 9:30 PM
Golden State
NY Islanders 3 1st OT 1:39
Buffalo 3
Detroit 2 1st OT 5:00
Ottawa 2
Carolina 1 3rd Prd
Tampa Bay 2
New Jersey 1 FINAL
NY Rangers 3
Boston 2 3rd Prd :02
Columbus 6
Winnipeg 3 3rd Prd 6:09
Minnesota 3
Washington 2 3rd Prd 13:20
Pittsburgh 0
Dallas 3 2nd Prd 3:22
St. Louis 2
Philadelphia 1 2nd Prd 1:21
Nashville 3
Anaheim 1 3rd Prd
Arizona 1
Chicago 2 1st Prd 3:03
Colorado 2
Edmonton 9:00 PM
Calgary
San Jose 9:00 PM
Los Angeles
Indiana 87 FINAL
Georgetown 91
Maine 43 FINAL
Seton Hall 72
UNC-Wilmington 82 FINAL
Minnesota 108
Georgia State 61 FINAL
Green Bay 78
Jacksonville St 61 FINAL
Jacksonville 75
Kentucky 58 FINAL
Louisville 50
Northern Ky 55 FINAL
Northwestern 76
UAB 58 FINAL
North Carolina 89
IUPUI 55 FINAL
Pepperdine 53
Santa Clara 60 FINAL
St Marys-CA 73
Oakland 56 FINAL
Maryland 72
Gonzaga 87 FINAL
BYU 80
Mercer 77 FINAL
Georgia 86
San Francisco 77 FINAL
Pacific 71
Wright State 55 FINAL
Ohio State 100
Presbyterian 65 FINAL
Virginia Tech 87
Brescia 42 2nd Half 2:25
Western Ky 81
Tennessee St 32 2nd Half 16:53
Tennessee 34
Kennesaw St 15 1st Half 6:19
Illinois 36
Colorado State 14 1st Half 5:34
New Mexico St 17
Portland 22 1st Half 2:39
San Diego 25
Wayland Baptist 20 1st Half 3:07
Utah State 31
Bristol University 31 1st Half 3:55
Weber State 40
Sacramento St 29 1st Half 3:30
Utah Valley U 30
Southern Utah 9:00 PM
UNLV
SD Christian 9:00 PM
San Diego St
Illinois 18 FINAL
Louisiana Tech 35
Rutgers 40 FINAL
North Carolina 21
NC State 34 FINAL
UCF 27
Cincinnati 17 FINAL
Virginia Tech 33
(15) Arizona State 36 FINAL
Duke 31
Miami-Florida 21 FINAL
So Carolina 24
Boston College 30 FINAL
Penn State 31
(25) Nebraska 17 2nd Qtr 5:39
(24) USC 24
Texas A&M 12/29/14 1:00 PM
West Virginia
Oklahoma 12/29/14 4:30 PM
(18) Clemson
Arkansas 12/29/14 8:00 PM
Texas
Notre Dame 12/30/14 2:00 PM
(22) LSU
(13) Georgia 12/30/14 5:45 PM
(20) Louisville
Maryland 12/30/14 9:00 PM
Stanford
(9) Ole Miss 12/31/14 11:30 AM
(6) TCU
(21) Boise State 12/31/14 3:00 PM
(12) Arizona
(8) Miss State 12/31/14 7:00 PM
(10) Georgia Tech
(19) Auburn 1/1/15 11:00 AM
(17) Wisconsin
(7) Michigan State 1/1/15 11:30 AM
(4) Baylor
(16) Missouri 1/1/15 12:00 PM
Minnesota
(2) Florida State 1/1/15 4:00 PM
(3) Oregon
(5) Ohio State 1/1/15 7:30 PM
(1) Alabama
Houston 1/2/15 11:00 AM
Pittsburgh
Iowa 1/2/15 2:20 PM
Tennessee
(11) Kansas State 1/2/15 5:45 PM
(14) UCLA
Washington 1/2/15 9:15 PM
Oklahoma State
East Carolina 1/3/15 11:00 AM
Florida
SMU 45 FINAL
(2) Connecticut 96
UCF 64 FINAL
Houston 50
BYU 62 FINAL
Gonzaga 78
Pacific 92 FINAL
San Francisco 54
St Marys-CA 62 FINAL
Santa Clara 61
San Diego 73 2nd Half 7:21
Portland 50
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Do you like the Twins' offseason moves so far?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close