PITTSBURGH -- Oswaldo Arcia was selected to represent the Twins organization in this year's All-Star Futures Game at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium on July 8.
Arcia, ranked as the club's No. 4 overall prospect according to MLB.com, will play for the World Team in a game that pits the best Minor League prospects from the United States against the best from the rest of the world. The 6-foot, 200-pound outfielder hails from Anaco, Venezuela, and is one of six Venezuelans on the World roster.
The 14th annual Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game can be seen live on MLB.TV, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday on Sunday, July 8, at 4 p.m. CT. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on MLB Network Radio XM 89. MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game. Fans can stay updated by following @MLBFutures on Twitter and can send/receive tweets to/from the U.S. and World Team dugouts during the game by following @USDugout and @WorldDugout.
Major League Baseball, along with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Major League baseball clubs, selected the 25-man rosters.
Arcia, 21, was recently promoted to Double-A New Britain on Sunday after hitting .309 with a .370 on-base percentage and .507 slugging percentage in 56 games with Class A Fort Myers. He hit seven homers, 16 doubles and three triples with 31 RBIs in 211 at-bats with the Miracle.
"He was swinging the bat really well in Fort Myers," assistant general manager Rob Antony said before the Futures Game rosters were announced.
Arcia was signed by the Twins as an amateur free agent in 2007. He's a career .310/.363/.528 hitter in five Minor League seasons. He had elbow surgery that caused him to miss last season but made a full recovery without any issues.
He joins right-handers Kyle Gibson (2012) and Liam Hendriks (2011-12) and outfielder Ben Revere (2010) as recent selections to represent the Twins organization in the Futures Game.
Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.