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Updated: March 16th, 2013 9:36am
Twins option star outfield prospect Oswaldo Arcia to AAA Rochester

Twins option star outfield prospect Oswaldo Arcia to AAA Rochester

by Phil Mackey
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Things didn't go exactly according to plan this spring for Baseball America Top-100 prospect Oswaldo Arcia, who was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday by the Minnesota Twins.

Arcia was sidelined for nearly an entire month due to a rib muscle strain, which decreased his already-slim chance to crack the 25-man roster to almost zero.

In five spring games, Arcia tallied three hits in 16 at-bats, including one double, a walk and eight strikeouts. Twins decision-makers want to see better plate discipline out of Arcia, especially on breaking pitches.

In 1,568 career minor league plate appearances, the 21-year-old Arcia owns a .314/.371/.535 batting line with 53 home runs and 103 doubles.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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