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Luis Arraez, a two-time batting champion, was purchased by San Diego from the Miami Marlins on Saturday for over $7.9 million in exchange for four players, leaving the Padres just obligated to pay the major league minimum salary.

The second baseman, who won the 2022 AL batting title with Minnesota and the 2023 NL title with the Marlins, was traded to the Marlins for first baseman Nathan Martorella, outfielders Dillon Head and Jakob Marsee, and right-hander Woo-Suk Go.

Of the $8,491,398 that is left over for Arraez’s remaining 149 days of pay, Miami is giving San Diego $7,898,602 of his $10.6 million compensation. As a result, the Padres had to pay him $592,796—exactly a prorated portion of the $740,000 minimum.

During a conference call with reporters, Marlins President of Baseball Operations Peter Bendix stated, “We decided that right now, given our record so far this year, given the state of our minor league system, given our stated goals of developing this franchise into a sustainably successful team that’s winning 90+ games year in and year out, we had to make this difficult move.” “We received a ton of talented prospects in exchange. We believed that was the best course of action for the company.

After the 2025 World Series, Arraez, who turned 27 last month, will be eligible to sign as a free agent.

In 33 games this season, two-time All-Star Arraez is hitting.299 with eight doubles, one triple, five RBIs, and 22 runs scored. After starting the season with a.234 average across his first 12 games, the 27-year-old has hit safely in 17 of his last 21 games.

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