Angels’ catcher/pitcher Francisco Arcia gets a special baseball card

first_imgIt’s been quite a rookie season for the 28-year-old Arcia, who played parts of 12 years in the minors before making his major league debut in July. He also became the first player in major league history to have 10 RBIs in his first two games.ALSOThe Angels released a fact sheet touting Shohei Ohtani’s accomplishments, no doubt a part of their efforts to help him win the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Ohtani and New York Yankees infielders Miguel Andújar and Gleyber Torres are the leading contenders for the award. …Justin Verlander is going to face the Angels for the eighth time since the Houston Astros acquired him on Aug. 31 last year. He will have pitched once in every series the teams have played since the trade. The Angels are 1-6 in those games, and Verlander has a 1.49 ERA…Taylor Ward snapped an 0-for-25 slump with a third-inning single. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros HOUSTON — Francisco Arcia’s historic moment has been immortalized on a baseball card.Topps released a limited-edition card on Friday commemorating Arcia’s performance on Thursday, when he became the first player in major league history to pitch, catch and hit a homer in the same game. UP NEXTAngels (RHP Jaime Barría, 10-9, 3.61) at Astros (Justin Verlander, 16-9, 2.67), Saturday, 4 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM)Related Articleslast_img

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