Found July 07, 2013 on
MLB Injury News:
Minnesota Twins left fielder Oswaldo Arcia exited yesterday’s
contest against the Toronto Blue Jays after he was hit on the hand by a pitch,
according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. The Twins are listing Arcia as day to
day with a bruised right hand.
Arcia was struck on the hand by a 78-mph knuckle ball from
Blue Jays right-hander R.A. Dickey. Following the HBP, Arcia remained in the
game and stole second base before the inning was ended on Trevor Plouffe’s line
out. After playing defense for the Twins in the bottom of the sixth inning,
Arcia was replaced in left field by Clete Thomas.
Following the game, X-rays showed no break or fracture in
Arcia’s hand, and manager Ron Gardenhire was hopeful the 22-year-old would be available
"It's sore, but they X-rayed it and everything is
fine," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "It's a bruise. So I'd
imagine he might be available, but I'll just wait until we get in here
tomorrow. He's been playing every day, so it's not a bad thing if we have to
give him a day off. So we'll just see how he is when he gets in."
Arcia is putting together a solid rookie campaign with the
Twins. Over 202 plate appearances, he’s hit .283/.347/.451 with 11 doubles, one
triple and six home runs.
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