October architecture: Building the perfect playoff roster
SEP 1, 11:30a ET | Russell Carleton
Rotowire: Aug 17 / 8:48a ET
News: Arcia is in a 0-for-12 slump at Triple-A Rochester and is hitting just .073 in August. He's hitting .214/.277/.393 with 10 home runs at Triple-A.
Impact: Arcia missed a game after getting hit by a pitch, but the injury appears minor. Arcia had a .928 OPS in July and looked set to return to the majors, but now he may not even be a lock to be recalled in September when major league rosters expand.
Rotowire: Aug 14 / 3:06a ET
News: Arcia (knee) left Thursday's opener after getting hit in the knee by a pitch and didn't play in the second half of a doubleheader for Triple-A Rochester, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Impact: Arcia is hitting .221/.286/.407 with 10 home runs for Triple-A Rochester. He had a .928 OPS in July and looked set to return to the majors, but has slumped in August with a .366 OPS. If healthy, he'll likely be called up to the majors in September. However, it's been a lost season for Arcia after he looked like an everyday regular in the majors after last year and it's not clear how he figures into Minnesota's 2016 plans.
Rotowire: Jul 23 / 10:11a ET
News: Arcia is hitting .299/.373/.716 with eight home runs in his last 18 games at Triple-A Rochester. He's hitting .256/.304/.482 overall at Triple-A.
Impact: Arcia has been on a tear since he was sent to Triple-A in early June shortly after spending time on the DL in the majors with a hip injury. The Twins not calling him up despite his hot streak and good health has led to speculation he could be a trade chip if Minnesota wants to make a move at the July 31 trade deadline.