Twins can see Arcia staying hot

Twins can see Arcia staying hot

MINNEAPOLIS -- Oswaldo Arcia was swinging a hot bat when he was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Monday, and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire thinks Arcia can keep it going.

Arcia had a big game Tuesday night as he connected on his first homer of the season and also laced a double off the top of the wall in the ninth inning off Rangers closer Joakim Soria to help the Twins to a 4-3 walk-off win.

Gardenhire said he believes Arcia's wrist injury is in the past. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right wrist on April 9 before being activated on May 14. Arcia was optioned to Rochester after being activated with the Twins wanting him to get more at-bats in the Minors.

"I just think we have to let him get some consistency, it's been about that more than anything else," Gardenhire said. "He's battled some health things with his wrist but we know when he's healthy, he can drive a baseball. So now it's just about him getting control of his game offensively and defensively. He doesn't have to try to hit it 8,000 miles because you see when he takes a nice swing, he hits it a long ways."

Arcia said he's feeling comfortable at the plate and has been pleased with the results recently.

"I feel good," Arcia said through a translator. "I'm seeing the pitches very well. I'm very happy."

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