Minnesota Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia sprained his right ankle while being picked off of second base after doubling in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers. Arcia is considered day-to-day for now.
He was replaced by Chris Parmelee in the field for the top of the seventh.
Arcia was leading too far off of second base. Brewers catcher Jonathan LuCroy threw to second base when after seeing Arcia venturing too far off the base.
Arcia was 2-4 with his first career grand slam in the third inning before exiting with the injury. The slam came off of Brewers’ starter Wily Peralta.
Minnesota begins a three game weekend series with the Houston Astros starting tomorrow. The Astros are scheduled to start left hander Dallas Keuchel. It seems likely that Arcia will sit out at least tomorrow’s game.
Arcia will undergo further examination tomorrow. The Twins should release more information on the severity of the injury sometime before the first pitch with Houston at 8:05 eastern.
If Arcia is forced to miss time, it seems that Chris Parmelee will get the first chance to replace him. Aaron Hicks has seemingly lost the starting center field job to Danny Santana. It seems doubtful that they would move either Hicks or Santana to right to replace Arcia with Parmelee on the roster.
The 23 year old Arcia is hitting .310 with three home runs and eight RBI since returning from the disabled list on May 26th. It could leave a big hole in the Twins’ lineup if he is forced to miss a significant amount of time.