Arraez (concussion) has resumed light baseball activities, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Arraez has been out since Monday due to concussion symptoms, but his recent participation in baseball activities is encouraging. He's eligible to return from the seven-day injured list as early as Tuesday.
Arraez's concussion symptoms have subsided, and he's expected to return from the injured list when first eligible Tuesday or soon after, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Arraez left Monday's game against the Rangers with concussion symptoms and was placed on the seven-day injured list the next day. He's yet to resume baseball activities but is expected to do so soon.
Arraez (concussion) was placed on the 7-day injured list Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Arraez suffered the concussion during a collision at the plate in Monday's contest. He will be eligible to return May 11 in Chicago. Nick Gordon was recalled to provide infield depth in the short term.
Arraez left Monday's game against the Rangers due to concussion-like symptoms, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Arraez was involved in a play at the plate and left the contest shortly after. It's unclear at this point whether he'll need a trip to the 7-day concussion injured list.
Arraez went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's win over Kansas City.
Arraez was coming off three straight hitless appearances, but he bounced back admirably here. The 24-year-old has only three multi-hit games over his last 12 contests and is hitting .250 during that span.
Arraez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Cleveland.
With southpaw Logan Allen on the bump for Cleveland, the lefty-hitting Arraez will take a seat in what amounts to his second day off of the season. Byron Buxton will assume leadoff duties in place of Arraez, who is slashing .284/.372/.351 with one home run, 10 runs and nine RBI across 86 plate appearances on the campaign.
Arraez went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored during Thursday's win over the Red Sox.
After going 0-for-10 in the last three games, Arraez more than made up for his drought with a four-hit game against Boston. The 24-year-old racked up four singles, with his base knock in the second inning driving home two runs. Across 43 plate appearances this season, Arraez is batting a sturdy .326/.412/.419 with one home run and eight RBI.
Arraez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI during Thursday's win over the Mariners.
Arraez extended Minnesota's lead with his long ball against Ljay Newsome in the seventh inning. He also swatted a sacrifice fly in the fifth to score Miguel Sano. It was the first long ball of the season for Arraez, who is hitting .381 across six games. Homers like Thursday's will be few and far between, but he's shown impressive contact ability in the majors over the last two seasons.
Arraez isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Tigers.
Arraez returned to the starting lineup Tuesday and went hitless with two strikeouts in five at-bats against Detroit. However, Brent Rooker will take his place in left field Wednesday while Willians Astudillo starts at third base.
Arraez (illness) will serve as the Twins' leadoff man and starting second baseman Tuesday against the Tigers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Arraez will check back into the starting nine after he was removed early in Monday's 15-6 win over the Tigers due to a case of the stomach flu. Before exiting, Arraez recorded a base hit and a walk in his two plate appearances, coming around to score on both occasions. He'll carry a .538/.647/.615 batting line into Tuesday's matchup.
Arraez left Monday's game against the Tigers with gastrointestinal discomfort, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Arraez was removed from Monday's contest in the second inning due to an illness that isn't related to COVID-19. The 23-year-old went 1-for-1 with a walk and two runs prior to his departure. Arraez should be considered day-to-day and is unlikely to miss significant time.
Arraez was removed in the second inning of Monday's game against the Tigers with an apparent injury, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports. He went 1-for-1 with a walk and a pair of runs before departing.
Though he didn't swing the bat while drawing a five-pitch walk in the second inning, Arraez appeared to injure himself at some point during the plate appearance. After being examined by manager Rocco Baldelli and a team trainer, Arraez took his base and stayed in the game, but the Twins subbed him out in favor of Willians Astudillo in the next half inning. Expect the club to provide an explanation for Arraez's removal later Monday.
Arraez went 3-for-3 with a double, a pair of walks and a run scored in Sunday's 8-2 win over the Brewers.
Arraez got on base in each of his plate appearances. In the sixth inning, he drew a walk, moved to second on an error, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on Max Kepler's two-run single. Arraez has posted an on-base percentage of .600 through the first three games of the year. That mark will come down, but he got aboard at a .364 clip in 2020. He's not speedy, but hitting leadoff should help Arraez post a decent run total over the course of the campaign.
Arraez went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's win over the Brewers.
Arraez reached base just once in his second straight game as the Twins' leadoff hitter, but he made the most of his only knock, plating the insurance run when he scored Andrelton Simmons with an RBI single in the top of the eighth. Arraez should remain as Minnesota's leadoff hitter and his ability to get on-base makes him a decent fit for the role even if he doesn't have the prototypical speed of a leadoff hitter.
Arraez went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a walk during Thursday's extra-inning loss against the Brewers.
Arraez is expected to work as Minnesota's leadoff hitter in most games this season, and he certainly lived up to the role in the opener, reaching base in three of his six plate appearances. He's posted an on-base percentage north of .360 in each of his first two big-league seasons, so Arraez is a solid fit for the role despite his lack of speed.
Arraez will lead off and play left field in Thursday's season opener against the Brewers.
Arraez has spent the majority of his career in the infield, but he's no stranger to the outfield, having started 18 games in left in 2019. Per Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic, he's expected to fill the leadoff spot regularly this season, pushing Max Kepler (who's batting fifth Thursday) into the heart of the order. Arraez doesn't steal like a traditional leadoff man, as he's swiped just two bags in 124 major-league games, but his .390 on-base percentage fits well at the top of the order.
Arraez could share the leadoff role against right-handed pitchers with Max Kepler this season, manager Rocco Baldelli told MLB.com. Arraez hit leadoff Sunday and went 2-for-3 with a walk and double. He's hitting .300 (9-for-30) this spring.
Arraez will move to a utility role this season with the Twins signing Andrelton Simmons to play shortstop and moving Jorge Polanco to second base. However, he's expected to get near everyday duty as starters are rested regularly. The Twins may not have a set lineup as manager Rocco Baldelli likes to play matchups each game, but it sounds like Arraez will be in the leadoff mix.
Arraez started in left field and went 0-for-3 in Saturday's spring training win over Tampa Bay. It was the first time he's played in the outfield this spring. Arraez is hitting .222 (4-for-18) with three walks this spring.
Arraez will move to a utility role this season with the Twins signing Andrelton Simmons to play shortstop and moving Jorge Polanco to second base. Early in camp manager Rocco Baldelli said Arraez would focus on second base and third base, but Saturday's start shows he could factor into the left field mix early in the season if Alex Kirilloff begins the season in the minors. Despite the slow start at the plate, the more important development is Arraez looks healthy after knee and ankle issues limited him to 32 games last season.
Arraez, who struggled with left knee tendinitis last season, says a weightlifting program has his knees feeling "way better than last year" at this point, Betsy Helfland of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Knee and ankle issues limited Arraez to 32 games last season, so improved health is a good sign as spring training begins. Arraez will move to a utility role this season with the Twins signing Andrelton Simmons to play shortstop and moving Jorge Polanco to second base. Arraez essentially takes over the utility role of Marwin Gonzalez, who left via free agency. Gonzalez played in 53 of 70 games last season and 114 of 162 in 2019, so Arraez could still get several starts a week as the Twins looked to give regulars an off day most days. Arraez will likely get most of his playing time at second base, left field and third base.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/03||vs TEX||W 6-5||3||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/02||vs KC||W 13-4||4||3||3||0||1||0||0|
|05/01||vs KC||L 3-11||2||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|04/30||vs KC||W 9-1||3||1||0||0||1||1||0|
|04/27||@ CLE||L 4-7||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/26||@ CLE||L 3-5||4||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|04/25||vs PIT||L 2-6||3||1||2||0||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2017||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||3||13||1||5||0||1||0||1||--||--||0||0||.385||.385||.538|
|2018||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||60||228||27||73||14||3||1||20||19||28||2||3||.320||.373||.421|
|2019||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||16||66||8||23||4||0||0||8||6||2||1||0||.348||.397||.409|
|2019||AAX-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||38||146||18||50||6||1||0||14||18||13||3||3||.343||.415||.397|