INF Arraez beats Marlins in arbitration

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) AL batting champion Luis Arraez won his salary arbitration case Thursday and will get a $6.1 million salary from the Miami Marlins, who acquired the infielder from the Minnesota Twins last month.

Miami argued for a $5 million salary during a hearing Wednesday before John Stout, Mark Burstein and Scott Buchheit. Arraez received a raise from $2.2 million.

Arraez hit .316 with eight homers, 49 RBIs and a .795 OPS last year for Minnesota, starting 61 games at first base, 34 at designated hitter and 31 at second. The 25-year-old was traded on Jan. 20 for starting pitcher Pablo Lopez and a pair of prosects: infielder Jose Salas and outfielder Byron Chourio.


AL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
1 L. Arraez, Min.316
2 A. Judge, NYY.311
3 X. Bogaerts, Bos.307
4 Y. Alvarez, Hou.306
5 J. Abreu, CWS.304
6 A. Benintendi, NYY.304
7 N. Lowe, Tex.302
8 J. Altuve, Hou.300
9 S. Kwan, Cle.298
10 A. Giménez, Cle.297
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NL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
1 J. McNeil, NYM.326
2 F. Freeman, LAD.325
3 P. Goldschmidt, StL.317
4 M. Machado, SD.298
5 T. Turner, LAD.298
6 N. Arenado, StL.293
7 S. Marte, NYM.292
8 N. Hoerner, ChC.281
9 A. Bohm, Phi.280
10 J. Turner, LAD.278
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