The Milwaukee Brewers signed Orlando Arcia as an international free agent in October 2010. He made his professional debut in 2011 with the Dominican Summer League Brewers.
After injuring his ankle during spring training, he was sidelined for the entire 2012 season. Arcia returned to the Class A Midwest League’s Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2013 and the Class A-Advanced Florida State League’s Brevard County Manatees in 2014.
He spent the 2015 season with the Biloxi Shuckers of the Class AA Southern League. In July, he played in the 2015 All-Star Futures Game. In 2015, Arcia was named the Brewers Minor League Player of the Year after hitting.307/.347/.453 with eight home runs.
The Brewers traded Arcia to the Atlanta Braves on April 6, 2021, in exchange for Patrick Weigel and Chad Sobotka. Arcia was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on July 3.
In the majors in 2021, he batted for both clubs. In 81 at-bats, he hit 198/.258/.309 with two home runs and 14 RBIs. The Braves ended with an 88-73 record, winning the NL East, and went on to win the World Series in 2021, their first victory since 1995.
How Much Does Orlando Arcia Make?
Arcia and the Braves agreed to a two-year, $3 million contract on November 30, 2021. In 2022, Arcia earns a base salary of $1,600,000.