Arraez (ankle) will bat ninth and play second base in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday against the Twins.
Arraez left Saturday's game against the Royals with an ankle sprain, but the issue was evidently fairly minor. He posted a .334/.399/.439 slash line in his 92-game rookie season, excellent numbers for a No. 9 hitter.
Arraez (ankle) is on the Twins' ALDS roster.
Arraez suffered an ankle sprain in the penultimate game of the regular season. His status for Game 1 on Friday against the Yankees is not clear, but the Twins clearly expect him to be able to play soon.
Arraez (ankle) has healed enough to be considered for the roster in the American League Division Series against the Yankees, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
The 22-year-old wasn't healthy enough to be considered for the 25-man roster earlier in the week but has healed enough to potentially be ready for the ALDS, manager Rocco Baldelli said Thursday. Arraez sustained a Grade 1 right ankle sprain Sept. 28 that put his status for the ALDS in doubt. If Arraez is unavailable, Jonathan Schoop would likely fill in at second base.
Arraez was diagnosed with a Grade 1 right ankle sprain after undergoing an MRI on Sunday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The MRI confirmed that the rookie avoided major damage to his ankle after he was carted off the field in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Royals, but the injury nonetheless clouds his availability for the start of the postseason. The Twins will have until Friday to set their roster for the ALDS, giving Arraez some time to heal up and prove that he's fit to play. If Arraez is excluded from the ALDS roster, Jonathan Schoop would likely take over as the Twins' primary option at the keystone.
Arraez suffered an ankle sprain in Saturday's game against the Royals, Audra Martin of Fox Sports North reports.
This is pretty easily a best-case scenario, as Arraez exited on a cart and was in tears after suffering the injury during a collision with Willians Astudillo while fielding a pop up. He won't return this weekend and it's unclear if he could return if the Twins make a deep playoff run.
Arraez left Saturday's game against the Royals on a cart with a right knee injury, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
He went down hard after colliding with Willians Astudillo on what should have been a harmless pop up and grabbed the back of his right leg around the knee area. This obviously sounds pretty bad, and it's safe to say Arraez won't play in Sunday's season finale.
Arraez isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Kansas City.
Arraez went 0-for-5 in Thursday's series finale, and he'll head to the bench Friday with only a few games remaining in the regular season. Jonathan Schoop will get the call at the keystone and bat seventh.
Arraez went 2-for-3 with a walk and two-run home run Wednesday against the Tigers.
Arraez took Drew VerHagen deep in the seventh inning to record his fourth homer of the season. Though power hasn't been Arraez's calling card, he's maintained an impressive .344 batting average and is currently in the midst of a four-game hitting streak. In addition to the strong batting average, Arraez has shown the ability to get on base -- he's maintained a .409 on-base percentage -- and has also scored 53 runs in 90 appearances this season.
Arraez went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Monday's 5-3 win over the White Sox.
Arraez singled three times Monday, including a two-run base hit in the sixth inning to give Minnesota a 5-2 lead. The rookie utilityman has been red-hot in September, going 23-for-54 (.426 average) with 10 runs scored.
Arraez went 1-for-4 with a walk in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Indians.
Arraez's 1-for-7 showing at the plate over the final two games of the series qualifies as a slump for the rookie, who has showcased elite bat-to-ball skills since arriving in the big leagues in mid-May. The 22-year-old has turned what was expected to be a brief stay in the majors into a full-time role in the infield, unseating Jonathan Schoop for regular work at second base in the process. Arraez has recorded more walks (six) than strikeouts (five) in September and is batting .400 so far this month, lifting his season-long average to a robust .344 across 319 plate appearances.
Arraez is not starting Wednesday against Boston.
Arraez's strong .344/.393/.458 slash line has earned him an increasingly important role. He'll sit in favor of Jonathan Schoop at second base on Wednesday after starting five of the previous six games.
Arraez went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Monday against the Tigers.
Arraez registered his 13th double of the season in a 4-3 win, and he also reached base three times. The 22-year-old continues to see the ball well in his rookie season, slashing .340/.404/.440 with three homers and 22 RBI over 70 games.
Arraez is not starting Saturday against the Tigers.
Arraez will head to the bench against left-hander Matthew Boyd after starting the past two games and going 2-for-8 with three runs scored and two RBI. In his place, Jonathan Schoop is manning second base and hitting ninth.
Arraez remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.
Arraez finds himself on the bench for the second game in a row after previously starting 10 straight games. Jonathan Schoop again starts at second base.
Arraez will be on the bench Tuesday against the White Sox.
Arraez has moved into a key role in the Twins' lineup, starting 10 straight games prior to Tuesday's contest. Jonathan Schoop starts at second base in his absence.
Arraez went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and three RBI in a 13-6 win over the Rangers on Thursday.
Arraez ignited the Twins' explosive performance with a two-run homer to right field in the second inning and later plated their 13th and final run with a single in the eighth. The multi-hit performance was his sixth in August, pushing his average to .349 (16-for-46) this month. In his rookie season, the 22-year-old is hitting a robust .355 while scoring 34 runs in 55 games.
Arraez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.
Arraez will sit for the day game after the night game, opening up second base for Jonathan Schoop. The rookie had logged starts in each of the past five contests, going 6-for-16 with five RBI and a 3:0 BB:K. His on-base percentage now rests at .422 for the season, placing him fourth among all players in the majors with at least 200 plate appearances.
Arraez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's series finale with the Braves.
Arraez will take a seat after his streak of three straight games with multiple hits came to an end with an 0-for-4 showing in Tuesday's 12-7 loss. The rookie is still batting an immaculate .348 across his first 186 big-league plate appearances and at this point appears to have displaced Jonathan Schoop as the Twins' primary second baseman. Schoop will draw the nod at the keystone in Wednesday's series finale in what will be just his second start in seven games.
Arraez will bat second and start at second base Sunday against the Royals.
With Jonathan Schoop on the bench for the third time in four games, Arraez seems to have at least temporarily inched ahead of him on the depth chart at the keystone. The rookie has earned the everyday job after submitting an impressive .346/.420/.438 slash line through his first 174 plate appearances and has occasionally been rewarded with placements in the top half of the lineup as a result of his success. Arraez doesn't offer much power (two home runs) or speed (one stolen base), however, so he's mostly just a batting average, on-base percentage and runs play in fantasy leagues.
Arraez will start at third base and bat sixth Thursday against the White Sox, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
This marks Arraez's ninth consecutive start, and he's still sat just one time in July. He's been playing a lot of third base lately, with Miguel Sano shifted over to first to cover for C.J. Cron (thumb). The 22-year-old doesn't appear headed for a reduced role anytime soon given his .379/.455/.484 slash line (155 wRC+). When Cron's back, Arraez may take over primary duties at second base.
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