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MLB Rumors: Padres Commerce for Marlins’ Luis Arráez in Alternate for Prospects, Reliever

zach bachar Contributor I May 4, 2024 Megan Briggs/Getty Images The San Diego Padres acquired infielder Luis Arráez in a trade with the Miami Marlins on Friday night, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Passan noted that the Marlins will receive a package of three prospects as well as a relief pitcher in exchange for Arráez.

MLB Rumors: Padres Commerce for Marlins’ Luis Arráez in Alternate for Prospects, Reliever

zach bacharContributor IMight 4, 2024

MIAMI, FLORIDA - APRIL 30: Luis Arraez #3 of the Miami Marlins at bat against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of the game at loanDepot park on April 30, 2024 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

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The San Diego Padres acquired infielder Luis Arráez in a commerce with the Miami Marlins on Friday night time, based on ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Passan famous that the Marlins will obtain a package deal of three prospects in addition to a aid pitcher in change for Arráez. The 27-year-old received the 2023 Nationwide League batting title, hitting .354 and ending No. 8 in NL MVP voting.

In 33 video games to start the 2024 season, Arráez owned a .299 batting common.

In keeping with Craig Mish of the Miami Herald, the Marlins obtained outfield prospects Dillon Head, Jacob Marsee, and Nathan Martorella. Miami additionally acquired right-handed reliever Woo Suk-Go.

In Bleacher Report’s newest farm system rankings, Head and Marsee ranked because the Padres’ No. 6 and No. 7 prospects respectively. As for Martorella, he held the No. 9 rating amongst San Diego’s prospects.

After the Marlins began off the season with a dismal 9-24 report, it made much less sense to maintain a six-year veteran corresponding to Arráez on the roster. Miami was additionally capable of improve its farm system, which ranked No. 29 amongst all MLB groups previous to the deal in B/R’s rankings.

Arráez is presently set to grow to be an unrestricted free agent following the 2025 season, per Spotrac.

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Whereas Arráez is a contact hitter versus an influence bat, he ought to strengthen a Padres squad that entered’s Friday’s motion with a .250 batting common as a group. This already represented the sixth-best mark in baseball, and will proceed to climb greater with the two-time batting champion within the lineup (by way of MLB.com).

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.@Arraez_21 is the primary @Marlins hitter to have 200 hits in a season since Dee Unusual-Gordon in 2017! pic.twitter.com/6HqoLQlpll

Whereas San Diego has been hitting properly, the group has been unable to string collectively wins. The Padres presently maintain the No. 2 spot within the NL West, though their report presently stands at 16-18.

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