Arcia hit his fifth home run of the spring in Sunday's split squad game against the Angels.
Arcia homered in his second exhibition game appearance and has not slowed down, adding four more long balls to his tally. Despite the spring power surge, it is still tough to expect much from him offensively given his struggles at the plate for the larger part of his career, and, in particular, the .199 batting average he posted after the All-Star break last season. Still, Arcia knows he will be pushed for playing time this season by both Luis Urias (wrist) and Brock Holt, and he is responding thus far.
Arcia went 2-for-2 and hit a three-run home run in Thursday's spring game against the Royals.
Arcia is off to a fast start this spring, going 4-for-10 with two home runs and seven RBI over four games -- a good sign for a player who had the worst wRC+ among qualified hitters a season ago. The Brewers brought in Luis Urias to either compete with or supplant Arcia, but Urias is working his way back from wrist surgery, so Arcia will get ample opportunities to hone his hitting skills during the exhibition season.
Arcia signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Brewers on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
As things currently stand, Arcia and Luis Urias would handle the left side of the infield for the Brewers, but the offseason is still young, and it's quite possible he will enter the year as a reserve if Milwaukee is able to add another infielder or two. He struggled to a .223/.283/.350 slash line with 15 homers and 59 RBI over 152 games in 2019, but is only entering his age-25 season.
Arcia went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Rockies.
Arcia is concluding the regular season with a flourish, driving in seven runs over the Brewers' past three games. He'll draw the start at shortstop and bat seventh in the regular-season finale and should play the full game while Milwaukee looks to push for a tie with the Cardinals for first place in the National League Central.
Arcia is not starting Wednesday against the Reds.
Arcia has started the past six games and gone 6-for-22 (.273) with a double and a home run over that stretch. He'll give way to Cory Spangenberg at shortstop Wednesday as the Brewers look to clinch a spot in the playoffs.
Arcia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's victory over the Pirates.
The home run was Arcia's first since Aug. 18, and the RBI was only his fourth in September. Despite the offensive struggles, Arcia's defense is still earning him regular playing time at shortstop; he has started all but two games at the position since returning from paternity leave Sept. 12.
Arcia isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.
Arcia doubled home a run Monday night in the series opener, but with Cory Spangenberg swinging a hot bat, he'll catch a breather. Spangenberg draws the start at shortstop and is set to hit ninth.
Arcia is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at St. Louis.
Arcia made his return from the paternity list Thursday and started the last three games, but he'll head to the bench for the series finale after going 1-for-10 with a walk. Hernan Perez will start at shortstop and bat eighth Sunday in his place.
Arcia was reinstated from the paternity list prior to Thursday's game against the Marlins. He is starting at shortstop and batting eighth.
As expected, he is back in the fold after missing three games following the birth of his twin daughters. Arcia should get the bulk of the starts at shortstop down the stretch, but he will likely sit occasionally in favor of Hernan Perez.
Arcia (personal) will rejoin the Brewers on Thursday, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Previous reports held that Arcia would return from the paternity list Wednesday. He'll apparently be flying to meet up with the team that day but won't be back in the lineup until the following day. Hernan Perez has been starting at shortstop in his absence.
Arcia (personal) is expected to rejoin the Brewers on Wednesday, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
Arcia landed on the paternity list following Sunday's win over the Cubs, but he's expected to rejoin the Brewers after spending a couple of days with his fiancee and their two newborn daughters. Hernan Perez is starting at shortstop in his place Monday.
Arcia is going on the paternity list after Sunday's game agains the Cubs, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
He must miss Monday's game in Miami and can miss no more than three total games. Arcia started Sunday's game but left midway through to be with his fiancee, who gave birth to twin daughters. Hernan Perez and Cory Spangenberg are options to start at shortstop in his absence.
Arcia is not in the lineup Monday against the Cardinals.
Arcia has started nine of the past 10 games, slashing .212/.308/.394 with two home runs and a 5:5 BB:K during that stretch. He'll take a seat Monday for the second time in three games as Cory Spangenberg picks up another start at shortstop in his stead.
Arcia is not in the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Arcia is out of the starting lineup for the first time in eight games. He's been fairly productive in that stretch, recording seven hits in 29 at-bats while also clubbing two homers. Recently recalled Cory Spangenberg will start in his place and bat eighth.
Arcia went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 16-8 loss to the Nationals.
Arcia connected on his 14th long ball of the season -- and second of the series -- in the ninth inning, making the final outcome more respectable in a game the Nationals controlled wire to wire. The 25-year-old may occasionally cede starts to Hernan Perez versus left-handed pitching, but he still looks like the Brewers' primary shortstop despite being in the midst of a second straight disappointing campaign.
Arcia went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 2-1 loss to the Nationals on Friday.
While he's approaching a career high in the homer category, this was Arcia's first long ball since July 5. He has just two home runs in his last 102 at-bats. Overall, Arcia is batting .228 with 13 home runs, 42 RBI, 46 runs and seven steals in 377 at-bats this season.
Arcia is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins.
He has been out of the lineup for three of the last four games, but the Brewers have been facing a southpaw in all three games he has sat. Arcia is pretty bad against righties and lefties, but Hernan Perez, who is starting at shortstop and hitting eighth, has a career 89 wRC+ against lefties, which is pretty good compared to Arcia (73 wRC+).
Arcia is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
This is Arcia's second absence in three days, with both coming against opposing lefty starters. A right-handed batter, Arcia is slashing just .245/.290/.367 with the platoon advantage this season, while Hernan Perez is a .272/.293/.442 career hitter against lefties.
Arcia is not in Friday's lineup against the Rangers.
The Brewers just purchased the contract of Hernan Perez earlier in the day and he will get plugged right in at shortstop, batting eighth. Arcia slumped for most of July, but has heated up of late, hitting .324 with zero home runs, one steal, seven strikeouts and zero walks over his last 34 at-bats.
Arcia went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI in Monday's victory over the Pirates.
Monday's game was the third multi-hit effort in seven games for Arcia, who has raised his batting average from .221 to .232 over that span. Arcia shared playing time with Tyler Saladino in July, but he has started 11 straight games, and will continue playing every day for the time being, as the Brewers' decision to option Saladino to Triple-A leaves Arcia as the only true shortstop on the big-league roster.
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