Arcia is also dealing with some knee soreness, so Twins manager Ron Gardenhire felt it was a good day to keep Arcia out of the starting lineup, considering he had been in there every day since he was called up June 11.
"He's OK," Gardenhire said. "His hand is a little sore. So he's available to play. His knee is also a little sore. I think he did that at home while trying to go to second but stumbled when they threw the ball away. But he's OK. I just told him he'll be with me today, but he's available."
Clete Thomas made the start in left field in Arcia's absence. It marked just the second start in left field for Thomas this season.
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