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Updated: May 24th, 2013 10:24pm
Twins option slumping rookie Oswaldo Arcia to Triple-A Rochester

Twins option slumping rookie Oswaldo Arcia to Triple-A Rochester

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In a somewhat surprising move, the Minnesota Twins chose to option rookie outfielder Oswaldo Arcia to Triple-A Rochester on Friday night, shortly after the Twins were nearly no-hit by Detroit's Anibal Sanchez.

A corresponding roster move will be made later.

Arcia has been stuck in slump, with batting average dropping to .255 after recording only three hits in his last 32 at-bats. But despite his recent struggles, Arcia didn't appear to be an immediate candidate for demotion.

Arcia is the third player the Twins have sent down this week, following Pedro Hernandez and Vance Worley to Rochester. Tim Wood was moved to the 60-day disabled list earlier on Friday to make room on the 40-man roster for Samuel Deduno, who was tagged for six runs in his first start against Detroit.

In this story: Oswaldo Arcia, Vance Worley
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