CLEVELAND -- Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is expected to have his right wrist examined by team doctors once the Twins return to Target Field on Monday, and could be placed on the disabled list if he's not ready to play by Wednesday.
Arcia had his right wrist examined by Dr. Thomas Graham of the Cleveland Clinic on Sunday, and Graham found nothing serious in Arcia's wrist, according to Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony.
Arcia, who was given anti-inflammatory medications, was held out of the starting lineup on Sunday, with Jason Kubel starting in right field in his place. The plan is for him to test his wrist by swinging in the batting cages on Monday, if he's cleared by doctors.
But if he's unable to play by Wednesday, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Arcia could hit the 15-day disabled list, even though the Twins remain hopeful he'll be able to avoid it.
"It's just day to day," Gardenhire said. "He's taken his medicine. So we'll give him a couple days of rest, and he'll get checked out by our doctors at home. We have a day off Tuesday, and he probably won't play Monday. So we'll see how we go with this. So by Wednesday, we have to make a decision here. We can't play short. We're just not going to do that this year."
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