Arraez is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers. The infielder will get a rest Tuesday after starting five of the last seven contests and batting .200 with two RBI over that stretch. Josh Donaldson gets the start at third base as Miguel Sano will be the designated-hitter and Willians Astudillo enters the lineup at first base, batting seventh.
Arraez is not in Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays. He is hitting .203/.273/.275 with zero home runs and zero steals in 69 at-bats this month. Josh Donaldson will start at third base while Mitch Garver starts at designated hitter.
Arraez isn't starting Thursday's game against Toronto. Arraez started each of the last three games but went just 1-for-12 with two runs, three walks and a strikeout. Josh Donaldson will start at third base while Brent Rooker serves as the designated hitter.
Arraez went 1-for-3 with three walks and two runs Wednesday in the Twins' 9-5 win over the Cubs. Arraez had reached base just once in 16 plate appearances over the Twins' prior four games, but he kept the Minnesota offense humming atop the order Tuesday. He'll stick in the leadoff role for the third game in a row in Wednesday's series finale while starting at second base for a resting Jorge Polanco.
Arraez will sit Saturday against Toronto, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Arraez has been poor at the plate since late August, hitting .169/.231/.225 over his last 21 games. Josh Donaldson starts at third base Saturday, with Jorge Polanco at second.