Arcia sent down after making big-league debut

  • Article by: La Velle E. Neal III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 15, 2013 - 11:51 PM

Oswaldo Arcia’s haul from his first day in the majors: The ball from his first major league hit — and a plane ticket back to Class AAA Rochester.

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sportcity444Apr. 16, 13 4:32 AM

Awwww man. I disagree with this move. Then again, with Ramirez back what can you do. If only there was someone else who deserved a demotion to AAA instead...

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comment229Apr. 16, 13 4:41 AM

I just get a kick out of the twins brain trust. You find players who are chomping at the bit to play, have that fire in their eyes, and you send them back down or move them along. This kid is the real deal. I agree with the previous post; there MUST not be ANYBODY that should be sent down on this roster.... Do you know what LOL stands for?

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comment229Apr. 16, 13 4:43 AM

Further..... I just laughed when the media started talking about why Hicks was not playing and they didn't sound REAL excited about his one and only replacement either. Did anybody else see the catch that Revere made for the Phillies last night? Give you a hint; watch the top ten plays on Sportscenter, and his will be number one.

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sportcity444Apr. 16, 13 5:00 AM

"You find players who are chomping at the bit to play, have that fire in their eyes..." - too true. Arcia really looked like a gamer, didn't he? He was wide-eyed but confident. I think this kid wants to PLAY and the Twins need to find a way to get him back up here pronto!

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jackstpApr. 16, 13 6:54 AM

They sent the wrong outfielder down. He looks way better and comfortable than Hicks at this point. Not that Hicks will never be a major league player, but he needs to go to AAA.

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voner26Apr. 16, 13 7:14 AM

I remember as a kid living back East near the Canadian border watching Jackie Robinson play baseball on black and white tv. I will never forget how exciting it was as kids to watch through the window of a beer garden as he played for Montreal. Little did we know at the time were watching a legend and future HOF in the making.

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ritterjApr. 16, 13 7:49 AM

Arcia is not a center fielder, so it is not Hicks versus Arcia. Arcia needs to play everyday, so you might bring him up if the Twins move Willingham later in the season for some more pitching, or if Parmalee goes to first if Morneau is traded. And I don't think I would bring him up to be a spot player in Wilkins role - he needs more at bats.

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dankind61Apr. 16, 13 7:53 AM

This young man is 21. I agree with sending him back down. He has all the tools needed. He even looks like a big league player. Hicks is how old? He is a bit off at the moment. He had never faced true Major League pitching? So these young players need some experience. I believe the future is bright. We do have some players in the system. Baseball is cyclical. Look at K.C ? They have been the door mat for years. Twins will be back. Patience is a virtue. Win now attitude is just not possible. Look at the Angels. Huge payroll! Wow 2-9 those fans are seething. Go Twins!!!

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rpetsingerApr. 16, 13 7:59 AM

after watching him smash and pull the ball in his first at bat and later with two on and two out hit a rope to center I just knew the Twins would have move him up in the order, I just did not know it would be at AAA

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bassnbrewflApr. 16, 13 8:23 AM

I agree with the premise of the Hicks/Arcia stay/go comments. Problem is, that would leave ONLY the Mast to play CF. In the words of Mike Singletary: "Can't do it"!

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