Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Luis Arraez injury: Marlins second baseman scratched after suffering ankle sprain amid tight NL wild-card race

Getty Images

Miami Marlins second baseman and major-league batting leader Luis Arraez has been scratched the team’s Tuesday night lineup with a sprained left ankle. Arraez suffered the injury when he stepped on a ball during infield drills, according to manager Skip Schumaker

Arraez, 26, is in line to win his second straight batting title. In 2022, he claimed the AL crown as a member of the Twins. This season with Miami, he’s slashing .354/.394/.471 (134 OPS+) with 201 hits and just 34 strikeouts. That’s excellent production for any player, let alone a middle infielder, and a boon for a Marlins offense that ranks just 14th in the NL in runs scored. The hope, of course, is that Arraez’s absence is a brief one. 

The Marlins come into Tuesday night’s game against the Mets with an 11-6 mark in September. At present, they’re 78-73 on the year and just a half-game out of the final wild-card spot in the NL playoff chase. The fray, however, is a crowded one. The Diamondbacks are in second wild-card position by a half-game, and the Cubs and Reds are effectively tied for the final spot. 

After wrapping up their three-game set with the Mets on Wednesday, the Marlins will close out the regular season with series against the Brewers, Mets once again, and Pirates

Related articles

Share article

Latest articles


Subscribe to stay updated.