Arraez is expected to move to a utility role following the signing of Andrelton Simmons on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. Simmons is joining Minnesota on a one-year, $10.5 million deal, which will push Jorge Polanco (ankle) over to second base. Arraez has primarily played at the keystone since making his big-league debut in 2019, but he's also seen time at third base, shortstop and left field. The 23-year-old has an .819 OPS through his first 124 major-league contests, and the Twins should still find significant at-bats for him, regardless of where he plays in the field.
Arraez went 4-for-4 with three doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Reds. Arraez put the ball in the gap for extra bases in the first, third and fifth innings, twice against Luis Castillo. It was quite a way for Arraez to reintroduce himself after he missed more than two weeks with knee and ankle issues. He is now batting .315 in 108 at-bats and should be a fixture near the top of the order again given his contact skills, although that average he has provided has been mostly empty to this point (zero homers, zero steals).
Arraez (knee/ankle) was activated from the 10-day injured list and will start Saturday against the Reds, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Arraez will return after an absence that lasted over two weeks. He first missed time with knee tendinitis before suffering a minor ankle sprain during his recovery. He's evidently past both issues now, however, and he'll get a pair of games in over the weekend as a tuneup for the postseason.
Arraez (knee/ankle) will test his ankle by running on the field and swinging in a batting cage Friday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Arraez suffered an ankle sprain earlier in the week while recovering from knee tendinitis, an injury that sent him to the injured list in mid-September. He's not yet at 100 percent, so he may not make it back before the regular season ends Sunday, but his return doesn't appear to be too far off.
Arraez (knee) suffered a minor ankle sprain at the Twins' alternate training site Monday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Although Arraez experienced a minor setback in his recovery, his timeline is only expected to be delayed by a few days. He should be included in the Twins' 40-man postseason pool. Once he's healthy, he should resume his role as the starting second baseman, but Marwin Gonzalez should continue to fill in while Arraez is unavailable.