Oswaldo Arcia digs into the batter's box without much fear.
The Twins' free-swinging outfielder has seen major league pitchers adjust to him since his debut on April 15, but he's made the appropriate adjustments in return. The left-handed Arcia isn't afraid to face some of the league's top left-handed pitching. Such was the case last week when Arcia lined a base hit on the first pitch he saw from Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia.
When Arcia steps up to the plate, you sometimes forget he's just a 22-year-old rookie.
"If you ask him, he doesn't feel like a rookie. I'm sure of that," said Twins general manager Terry Ryan. "He probably thinks we waited too long to get him up here. He's got some confidence in his ability -- without arrogance, I should say."
Through Sunday, Arcia is near the top of many offensive categories when it comes to American League rookies. His six home runs are just one shy of teammate Aaron Hicks, who has seven homers in 61 games. Arcia has driven in 25 runs, the...