MINNEAPOLIS -- Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was in the Twins' lineup Friday, one day after he was recalled from Triple-A Rochester.
Arcia was batting fifth and playing left field for Friday's series opener against the Houston Astros at Target Field. He was promoted from Rochester after the Twins optioned pitcher Scott Diamond and outfielder Aaron Hicks following Thursday's loss.
"From the first day I got back to Rochester, I just started working hard again," Arcia said through his translator, first baseman Chris Colabello. "I got back in the lineup, started feeling confident right away. Obviously I wasn't there for very long. Thanks to God, I feel good and am ready to go."
In 59 games in the majors this year, Arcia batted .257 with six homers and 25 RBI. But he struggled at times, especially once opposing pitchers figured out how to pitch to him. In 12 games in July, Arcia hit just .159 with 17 strikeouts in 44 at-bats, which led to yet another tri...