"He's a very happy papa but we wanted to give him time to regroup and gather himself here," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He's gone through a lot lately. Plus, it's a pretty tough lefty [Danny Duffy] out there."
Arcia said everything went fine with his wife, Karla, and the baby, which weighed in at more than 7 pounds. He said he was happy to be back.
"I saw the lineup and I wasn't in it but I'm ready," Arcia said.
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