Oswaldo Celestino Arcia (pronounced ARR-see-ya)...wife, Karla...daughter, Maria Fernanda (6/25/08), and son, Oswell Daniel (7/29/14)... signed as a 16-year-old from Venezuela in 2007...brother Orlando Arcia is infielder in Milwaukee's organization...mother was professional softball player in Venezuela.
Made Twins Opening Day roster for second straight season and was Opening Day left fielder, batting seventh April 6 at Detroit....Played in 19 games for the Twins, hitting .276 (16-for-58) with two home runs and eight RBI before being placed on 15-day disabled list May 4 with a right hip flexor strain...returned from rehab at Triple-A Rochester, reinstated from disabled list and officially optioned June 3....Hit safely in season-high 11 straight games June 28-July 9, hitting .378 (17-for-45) with six home runs and 13 RBI in that span, including a single-game high four hits July 1 vs. Pawtucket....Hit eight home runs for the Red Wings in a 13-game span July 1-16....Named International League Player of the Week July 12, hitting .333 (8-for-24) and led the IL in home runs (4), RBI (10), extra-base hits (6) and total bases (22) in seven games....Ranked third on the Red Wings in home runs (12), despite playing just 79 games.
Made Twins Opening Day roster for first time in his career, playing rightfield and batting seventh on Opening Day March 31 at Chicago-AL...Played four games before being placed on 15-day disabled list April 9 with a right wrist strain...Returned from rehab assignment, reinstated from 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Rochester May 14...Played in 22 games for the Red Wings, hitting .312 (24-for-77) with seven doubles, five home runs and 18 RBI...Recalled from Rochester May 26...Hit .378 (17-for-45) with four doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI in first 11 games following recall...Recorded a career-high 10-game hit-streak (began pre-DL stint) April 3-June 2...Hit first career grand slam June 5 vs. Milwaukee, only grand slam for Twins in 2014...Missed game July 29 to stay in the Twin Cities for the birth of son, Oswell Daniel, born in the early morning hours that same day...Hit a home run August 3 at Chicago-AL along with Chris Parmelee and Eric Fryer as part of a back-to-back-to-back effort, the first for the Twins since 2001...Hit seven home runs in August, tied for fourth most in the AL; also had 23 RBI in the month, tied for sixth most in the AL...Recorded first career two-homer game August 12 at Houston...Homered in three straight games for the second time in career August 17-19 vs. Kansas City and Cleveland...Hit 13 home runs with 35 RBI from August 3 through the end of the season; the 13 homers ranked third in the AL in that span and 35 RBI were tied for sixth most...Hit .249 (60-for-241) with 31 extra-base hits (17 home runs) off right-handed pitching and .198 (26-for-131) with eight extra-base hits (3 home runs) off left-handed pitching...Ranked second on the Twins in home runs (20) and fourth in RBI (57).
Participated in Twins major league spring training and was optioned March 15...began the season with Triple-A Rochester, batting .414 (12-for-29) with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI in nine games...Recalled April 15 when Wilkin Ramirez was placed on Paternity List...Made major league debut April 15 vs. Los Angeles-AL, batting seventh and playing left field...recorded first major league hit, singling off Joe Blanton in the second inning...Optioned back to Rochester upon Ramirez's return...played one game and was recalled April 17 when the Twins placed Darin Mastroianni on the 15-day disabled list...Hit first career home run April 23 vs. Miami (Game 1), a three-run shot in the fourth inning off Jose Fernandez...at 21 years, 11 months and 14 days, he became the youngest Twin since Joe Mauer on June 6, 2004 (21 years, 1 month and 18 days) to hit his first major league home run...Hit second career home run April 26 vs. Texas, another three-run shot, in the ninth inning off Joe Nathan...Celebrated his 22nd birthday May 9 at Boston, hitting a two-run homer and a triple, becoming the first Twin since Ron Coomer (August 19, 1995 at DET) to homer and triple in one game within his first 18 career games...Hit .328 (21-for-64) with five doubles and 10 RBI in 18 June games...Entered the All-Star break as the AL rookie leader in RBI (25), was tied for second in doubles (11), tied for third in home runs (6), fourth in hits (53), fifth in games (59) and batting average (.257), and seventh in runs scored (20)...Optioned to Triple-A Rochester July 14...batted .375 (15-for-40) with four home runs and 13 RBI in his return to Rochester...recalled by Minnesota August 2...Hit safely in season-high nine straight games August 7-15, including homering in three straight August 9-10 (doubleheader vs. Chicago-AL on 9th)...Recorded six RBI September 22 at Oakland, tying a Twins rookie record, originally set by Tony Oliva in 1964; it was most for a Twin since Mauer had seven in July 2010...Finished with 14 home runs, tying him with Tim Teufel (1984) for 10th most for a rookie in Twins history and most since Marty Cordova had 24 in 1995...Led American League rookies in home runs, second in slugging percentage (.430), tied for second in extra-base hits (33), third in RBI (43), fourth in total bases (151), tied for fourth in doubles, tied for sixth in multi-hit games (24), seventh in hits (88) and eighth in batting average (.251).
Started the season with Single-A Ft. Myers, hitting .309 (64-for-207) in 55 games. ... Named Twins minor league Player of the Month for May, batting .358 (39-for-109) with 10 doubles, one
triple, four home runs, 18 RBI, six walks and 10 runs scored; second career Player of the Month honor. ... Named Florida State League Player of the Week May 28-June 3, batting .571 (12-for-21) with three
home runs and seven RBI in six games. ... Selected to Florida State League All-Star Game; participated in the Home Run Derby. ... Promoted to Double-A New Britain June 18. ... Named Twins minor league Player of the Week for the week ending July 20, batting .370 (10-for-27)
with two doubles, three home runs, seven RBI and eight runs scored in eight games. ... Named Eastern League Player of the Week August 6-August 12, batting .455 (10-for-22) with five
doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, four runs scored and six walks in seven games...named Eastern
League Player of the Week for the second time, August 27-September 3, batting .382 (13-for-34)
with one double, two triples, two home runs, 10 RBI, eight runs scored and two walks in eight games. ... Selected to All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City, going 1-for-2 with an RBI double. ... Recorded three grand slams for New Britain: July 19 at Harrisburg, August 7 at Binghamton and August 26 at New Hampshire. ... Batted .338 (114-for-337) against right-handed pitching, the second highest in the organization. ... Recipient of the Sherry Robertson Award for the Twins minor league Player of the Year, voted on by the Twin Cities chapter of the BBWAA...
combined to bat .320 (150-for-469) with 36 doubles, eight triples, 17 home runs, 98 RBI, 76 runs scored and a .388 on-base percentage
in 124 games at both Ft. Myers and New Britain. ... Recorded 40 multi-hit games between Single-A and Double-A. ... Led Twins minor leaguers in hits (150) and total bases (253), was second in doubles (36) and RBI (98), fourth in runs scored (76), triples
(8) and batting average (.320), fifth in home runs (17), and sixth in walks (51). ... Ranked sixth best prospect in the Eastern League and seventh best prospect in the Florida State League by Baseball America following
the 2012 season. ... Named to the Baseball America minor league All-Star Second Team. ... Named a Double-A All-Star outfielder by the Topps Company and Minor League Baseball and an outfielder on MiLB.com Twins organizational
All-Star team. ... Ranked third best prospect in the Twins organization by Baseball America entering the 2013 season.
Began season with Single-A Beloit and hit .352 (25-for-71) in 20 games for the Snappers...Was named the Midwest Player of the Week, batting .480 (12-for-25) with four home runs, eight rbi and nine runs scored in six games,
April 25-May 1...Placed on the disabled list with right UCL strain, May 1...went on rehab assignment with GCL Twins and was reinstated, June 26...Transferred to Single-A Ft. Myers, June 26 and recorded four hits and three rbi (five at-bats) in his ninth game with the Miracle...Hit his second professional grand slam, August 8 at Palm Beach...Played two games for Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League...Was added to the Twins 40-man roster (November) following the 2011 season...Ranked fifth-best prospect in the Twins' organization by Baseball America, entering the 2012 season.
Spent the season with Rookie-Level Elizabethton...homered in each of his first three games...named the Appalachian Player of the Week,
June 21 and July 12...named Twins Minor League Player of the Week for the week ending July 23, batting .375 (12-for-32) with five doubles, two
home runs, six rbi, nine runs scored and three walks in eight games...named Twins Minor League Player of the Month for July, batting .376 (47-
for-125) with 13 doubles, eight home runs, 25 rbi, 24 runs scored and eight walks in 30 games...batted .330 (29-for-88) against left-handed
pitching and .398 (68-for-171) against right-handers...led team in batting average, slugging percentage, doubles, home runs and rbi...had 30
multi-hit games...led Appalachian League in batting average, rbi, hits, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, extra base hits, was second in
home runs and triples, and third in doubles and runs scored...named Baseball America Rookie All-Star, Rookie Player of the Year and third ranked
prospect in Appalachian League...ranked ninth-best prospect in the Twins organization by Baseball America...named to Topps' Short-Season/
Rookie All-Star Team...named to milb.com
's 2010 Twins organizational All-Star team.
Led GCL Twins in games, hits, doubles and slugging percentage and was second in at-bats, runs, rbi and stolen bases...had an 11-game
hit-streak, going 14-for-45 (.311), July 15-30...played three games with Tigres de Aragua of the Venezuelan Winter League.
Spent his first professional season with DSL Twins...hit his first professional home run, July 15 at DSL Cubs...hit his first professional grand
slam, July 31 vs. DSL White Sox...split time defensively between left field and center field...was tied for team lead in rbi.