X-rays negative on Arcia's right ankle
Brewers shortstop exits in eighth inning against Marlins
MILWAUKEE -- X-rays were negative on Orlando Arcia's right ankle after the Brewers shortstop endured a scare in Friday's 8-0 win over the Marlins at Miller Park.
Arcia rolled his surgically-repaired right ankle retreating to first base following a single in the eighth inning and was helped to the dugout by a member of Milwaukee's athletic training staff.
"That's definitely the best-case scenario. Very good news," Arcia said of the negative result on the X-rays. "They told me everything was good, nothing broken, nothing bad. We just have to wait until [Saturday to see] how I feel."
Arcia fractured the same ankle in 2012 as a Minor Leaguer and missed the whole season, but he has not been on the disabled list since being promoted to the Major Leagues in August 2016.
An inning before he was hurt, Arcia's speed was on display when he made a sensational over-the-shoulder catch in shallow right field to rob Miami's J.B. Shuck of a hit. Arcia made the catch at full speed with his left arm fully extended for the first out of lefty reliever Dan Jennings' scoreless inning.
"When it was off the bat, I knew [left fielder Ryan] Braun wasn't going to catch it because he was too far," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "I thought Orlando had a chance at it, but the way he just plucked his glove out there, it was pretty incredible. One of his better plays, for sure."
Said Arcia: "I don't know how I caught it."