Arcia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against the Athletics. Arcia had a busy day, smacking his sixth home run of the season while also finding himself on the mound in mop-up duty. Things went better for him with a bat in his hand, though the homer was his first hit in his last 11 at-bats. Arcia remains the primary backstop for the Angels, but provides little besides sporadic power.
Arcia is not in the lineup Wednesday against the A's. Arcia will stick on the bench for a second straight game as manager Mike Scioscia stacks right-handed hitters against southpaw Brett Anderson. Joe Hudson is starting behind the dish and hitting ninth in his stead.
Arcia is not in the lineup Tuesday against the A's, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Arcia will give way to Jose Briceno behind the dish after starting three of the past four games. The backstop is slashing just .148/.148/.407 with a pair of homers through nine games in September.
Arcia is not starting Sunday against Seattle, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Arcia finds himself on the bench for the second time in three games. Jose Briceno will again start behind the plate.
Arcia isn't in Friday's starting nine against the Mariners. Arcia will get the day off with left-hander Roenis Elias slated to toe the rubber for Seattle. Jose Briceno is penciled into the starting lineup behind the dish and will bat ninth with Arcia on the bench.
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