Arcia was outrighted from the 40-man roster Friday. It comes as a slight surprise that the Angels didn't elect to keep Arcia protected on their 40-man roster after the 29-year-old provided some value for the club this season. In 41 big-league games following his promotion in late July, Arcia hit .204/.226/.427 with six home runs and 23 RBI.
Arcia is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports. Manager Mike Scioscia has made liberal use of all three of the team's catchers during the final week of the month, with each backstop drawing two starts apiece. Along with Arcia, fellow backstop Jose Briceno will sit out Sunday while Joe Hudson gets the nod behind the dish.
Arcia is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Athletics, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Arcia, who will sit after going 0-for-4 with a strikeout and an RBI in Friday's win, is slashing .152/.152/.391 across 46 at-bats in September. Jose Briceno will start behind the plate and bat ninth for the Angels.
Arcia is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers. Arcia will stick on the bench for a second straight game as Jose Briceno picks up a start behind the dish in his stead. The backstop is hitting .219/.242/.458 with six homers and 22 RBI in 37 games this season.
Arcia is not in Saturday's starting lineup against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Arcia will get the day off after starting behind the dish in both of the last two games. Jose Briceno is slated to handle the catching duties and bat ninth with Arcia on the bench.