Luis Arraez Has Arbitration Case Decided With Miami Marlins

Going to arbitration might not be the best way to start a relationship with a newly-acquired player, but the Miami Marlins are probably not too upset to lose their case against 2022 batting champ Luis Arraez. After all, it was his former team, the Minnesota Twins, that had started the process.

Arraez won the $6.1M amount he'd submitted, over the $5M originally entered by the Twins. He earned $2.125M last year.

The Marlins acquired Arraez from Minnesota last month in return for right-handed starter Pablo Lopez, top prospect Jose Salas and minor league outfielder Byron Chourio.

The 25-year-old won the American League batting crown—the only thing standing between Aaron Judge and a Triple Crown in 2022—by hitting .316, along with a .795 OPS and a rousing 130 OPS+. He scored 88 runs for the Twins, and posted a .375 on-base percentage. 

He'll slot in as the new second baseman for the Marlins, pushing Jazz Chisholm to center field.

The Marlins have team control over Arraez through the 2025 season before he's set to become a free agent.  

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