Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/16/13
Oswaldo Celestino Arcia. As great as that name is, the 22-year-old rookie’s play for the Minnesota Twins has been even better. A Venezuela native and the 4th-ranked prospect in the Twins organization, Arcia got his big-league chance on April 15 when fellow outfielder Wilkin Ramirez went on paternity leave. Arcia was sent back down the next day when Ramirez returned, but was recalled once again on the 17th after Darin Mastroianni went on the disabled list. In his 10 games with Rochester, Arcia torched his way to a ridiculous slash line of .394/.474/.727. In his 23 games with the big-league club, Arcia has posted a solid .286/.318/.476, including a 4-hit performance against the Boston Red Sox on May 8. Since April 26, when Arcia assumed an everyday role with the team, Arcia is 21-64 (.328) with 2 homers and 10 RBIs. “I don’t think he’s here just to show us what he’s got,” said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire after a 10-game road trip during which Arcia hit .424, ending on a 7-game hittin...
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