Even if he is well off his .400 batting average pace at this point, it’s safe to say Miami Marlins infielder Luis Arraez is having the season of his life in 2023.
That’s saying a lot, since he won the AL batting title last year with the Minnesota Twins, spoiling Aaron Judge’s Triple Crown bid.
This year, after being traded to Miami, Arraez has taken his contact skills to another level.
Unfortunately, he will be forced to be out of the lineup at least for a few days after rolling his ankle during practice, per insider Daniel Alvarez-Montes.
“The #Marlins are scratching Luis Arráez from the lineup. Left ankle sprain, day to day,” he tweeted.
— Daniel Álvarez-Montes (@DanielAlvarezEE) September 19, 2023
Ankle sprains can take a player out for a couple of days or represent the cause of a much longer absence, depending on the severity.
So far, there have been no indications that Arraez is dealing with a high ankle sprain or a fracture.
If that’s the case, he should be able to return before the end of the week.
The infielder is boasting career-highs across the board, hitting .354/.394/.471 with a .865 OPS.
Power has never been part of his game, but he has produced enough to be considered a force in the Marlins lineup.
Miami is right in the middle of a race for the postseason, and losing Arraez for an extended period would really hurt their chances.NEXT: Luis Arraez Reached A Milestone With Time To Spare