Marlins' Luis Arraez loses arbitration hearing, to get $10.6M

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Two-time batting champion Luis Arraez lost to the Miami Marlins in salary arbitration Wednesday, failing in his attempt to win two years in a row.

Arraez was awarded the team's $10.6 million offer rather than his $12 million request. The decision was made by Keith Greenberg, Stephen Raymond and Richard McNeill, who heard arguments a day earlier.

Arraez won the 2022 AL batting title for Minnesota, hitting .316 with eight homers and 49 RBIs, then was traded to Miami in January 2023 and won in arbitration when a panel picked his $6.1 million request rather than the Marlins' $5 million offer.

He captured the NL batting title last year, setting career highs with a .354 average, 10 homers and 69 RBIs.

Arraez, who turns 27 in April, is eligible for free agency after the 2025 season.

Players lead 7-5 with three cases pending: Philadelphia third baseman Alec Bohm ($4 million vs. $3.4 million), Tampa Bay outfielder Harold Ramirez ($4.3 million vs. $3.8 million) and Miami left-hander Tanner Scott ($5.7 million vs. $5.15 million).

Ramírez went to a hearing for a second straight year. Chris Cameron, Allen Ponak and Scott Buchheit heard arguments Wednesday and are expected to rule Thursday.

Ramírez won last year at $2.2 million, when the team offered $1.9 million, then set career bests with a .313 average, 12 homers and 68 RBIs.