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Padres reportedly closing in on trade to acquire 2-time batting champ Luis Arráez from Marlins

May 4th, 2024

The San Diego Padres are closing in on a deal to acquire two-time batting champion Luis Arráez from the Miami Marlins, according to multiple reports.

The Marlins will reportedly receive RHP Woo-Suk Go, 1B Nathan Martorella, OF Dillon Head and OF Jakob Marsee in return for the second baseman.

A two-time All-Star, Arráez won a league batting title each of the past two seasons. He slashed .354/.393/.469 with 10 home runs and 69 RBI in Miami last season, all career highs. Before that, he won the AL batting title in 2022 with a .316/.375/.420 slash line while playing for the Minnesota Twins.

In 33 games so far this season, Arráez is slashing .299/.347/.372 with five RBI and zero home runs.

Arráez joins a Padres team with an established infield featuring veterans Jake Cronenworth, Ha-Seong Kim, Xander Bogaerts and Manny Machado. He could split time between designated hitter and rotating into the San Diego infield. He’ll leave Miami after spending a season-plus with the Marlins. He played his first four MLB seasons with the Twins before being traded to the Marlins in January 2023.

The Padres are off to a 16-18 start that’s good for second in the NL West, and they sit 4.5 games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. The arrival of Arráez bolsters their lineup as they project to compete for an NL wild-card berth.

Meanwhile, the Marlins are off to one of the worst starts in baseball at 9-24. They’ll add four pieces for the future with little hope of competing this season.

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