Arcia agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Brewers on Wednesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
This will be the 26-year-old shortstop's sixth season with the Brewers and penultimate year under team control. He hit .260/.317/.416 with five home runs and two steals in 189 plate appearances last season. His 96 wRC+, .156 ISO and 16.9 percent strikeout rate were all career bests. Despite all that, he had to take a $200,000 pay cut on this contract to avoid being non-tendered.
Arcia went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to the Dodgers.
Arcia provided the Brewers' only runs of the opening game of the best-of-three NL Wild Card Series. He should start at shortstop again in Game 2 against lefty Clayton Kershaw.
Arcia went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during a 9-1 loss to the Cardinals in the second game of Friday's doubleheader.
After going 0-for-3 with an RBI in the matinee, Arcia ruined Daniel Ponce de Leon's no-hit bid with his sixth-inning blast in the nightcap. The shortstop is slashing .241/.298/.386 with five homers, two steals, 20 RBI and 20 runs over 57 games.
Arcia went 2-for-3 with a homer, four RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 9-5 win over the Royals.
Arcia drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning to force in the Brewers' second run of the contest. He also scored the go-ahead run on Jacob Nottingham's grand slam two at-bats later. Arcia went deep himself for a three-run blast in the fifth. The shortstop has four homers, 16 RBI, 18 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases while slashing .250/.318/.386 in 49 games this year.
Arcia isn't starting Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Arcia is set for a rare day off, playing in 44 of Milwaukee's 45 games so far this season. Luis Urias gets the nod at shortstop and will bat seventh.
Arcia went 4-for-6 with a double and three runs in Wednesday's victory over the Tigers.
Arcia joined the Brewers' hit parade Wednesday, accounting for four of the 21 hits the club banged out. Of the 29 hits Arcia has recorded this season, 10 have come in three games, but that doesn't change the fact he hitting .257 and owns a .328 OBP -- a mark that tops the number he finished with in each of his four other seasons in the big leagues.
Arcia went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday against Cleveland.
Arcia took Nick Wittgren deep in the eighth inning to tie the game at three. It was his third home run of the season, though he has just three additional extra-base hits in 111 plate appearances. Despite his relative lack of production at the plate, Arcia has continued to get the majority of starts at shortstop for the Brewers.
Arcia isn't in the lineup Monday against the Pirates.
Arcia went hitless in four at-bats Sunday, and he'll retreat to the bench for the series finale against Pittsburgh. Luis Urias will shift to shortstop with Keston Hiura starting at second base.
Arcia went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run Saturday in the Brewers' 7-6 win over the Pirates.
Arcia took Pirates reliever Chris Stratton deep in the seventh inning for his second home run of the season and his first since Aug. 16. Though Luis Urias' return from the COVID-19 injured list earlier this month looked like it might have threatened Arcia's standing as the everyday shortstop, manager Craig Counsell has been able to find room for both players in the regular lineup. Urias has instead seen most of his action at second base and third base.
Arcia isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Twins.
Arcia had a monster game Sunday against the Cubs as he was a double away from hitting for the cycle, but he'll get a breather for the series opener against Minnesota. Luis Urias will start at shortstop.
Arcia went 3-for-4 with a home run, triple, two RBI and three runs scored Sunday against the Cubs.
Arcia played a big role in the team's win against the Cubs, with his biggest contribution coming on a two-run home run in the fifth inning. It was his first home run of the year and he now has only four extra-base hits on the season. While still getting regular playing time, the return of Luis Urias has left Arcia out of the starting lineup twice in the team's past six contests.
Arcia is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs.
The 26-year-old went 1-for-2 with a walk during Thursday's loss but will return to the bench for Friday's contest. Arcia has started 13 of 18 games at shortstop this season, but the return of Luis Urias from the injured list earlier this week may lead to more of a rotation at shortstop.
Arcia isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.
Arcia recorded hits in each of the past two games, but he'll take a seat for the series finale against Minnesota. Eric Sogard will shift to shortstop as Brock Holt steps in at third base.
Arcia is out of the lineup Sunday versus Cincinnati, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Arcia started the past four games but will take a seat after going 2-for-12 with two strikeouts and two walks. Eric Sogard will shift to shortstop Sunday, while Brock Holt starts at third base.
Arcia is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.
Arcia sits for just the second time this season. Eric Sogard slides over to shortstop, opening up third base for Brock Holt.
Arcia is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.
Arcia will take a seat for the first time all season as Eric Sogard gets the start at shortstop in his stead Wednesday. The 25-year-old is 5-for-14 with a double and three RBI through five games this season.
Arcia went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.
Arcia's two-run double was just inches away from being a grand slam, but it was his first extra-base hit of the season all the same. It was expected that Arcia would have to fend off Luis Urias (illness) to retain the starting shortstop job this season, but Urias has had to deal with a number of setbacks -- wrist surgery and a positive COVID-19 test -- over the last few months, so Arcia has been the Brewers' everyday shortstop out of the gate. He has handled the role just fine thus far, going 5-for-14 (.357) and not making the errors in the field that landed him in the doghouse a year ago.
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.
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