ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have addressed a need for help in the outfield by acquiring left-handed hitting Oswaldo Arcia from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named or cash.
The move Friday was made to bolster an outfield that’s missing starters Kevin Kiermaier and Steven Souza Jr., as well as reserves Brandon Guyer and Mikie Mahtook, who all are on the 15-day disabled list.
The Rays, who play in Baltimore on Friday night, cleared room on the 40-man roster by designating right-handed pitcher Andrew Bellati for assignment. The team will announce another move to open a spot on the active roster.
The 25-year-old Arcia batted .214 with four homers and 12 RBI in 32 games with the Twins this season. He is a .240 career hitter with 40 home runs and 120 RBI over parts of four big league seasons.
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