This probably could have been charged as an error on Indians first baseman Carlos Santana, but let’s give it up for the kid: Kyle Schwarber’s first major league hit will go down forever as an RBI triple …
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Schwarber, one of the top catching prospects in the minor leagues, will be up in the bigs for the next week to serve as the Cubs’ designated hitter for a six-game stretch in American League parks. The 22-year-old was batting .320/.438/.579 with 13 home runs and 39 RBI through 58 games this season at Double-A Tennessee.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — AL batting champion Luis Arraez won his salary arbitration case and will get a $6.1 million salary from the Miami Marlins, who acquired the infielder from the Minnesota Twins last month.
Miami argued for a $5 million salary during a hearing before John Stout, Mark Burstein and Scott Buchheit. Arraez received a raise from $2.2 million.
Arraez hit .316 with eight homers, 49 RBIs and a .795 OPS last year for Minnesota, starting 61 games at first base, 34 at designated hitter and 31 at second. The 25-year-old was traded on Jan. 20 for starting pitcher Pablo Lopez and a pair of prospects: infielder Jose Salas and outfielder Byron Chourio.
Arraez is eligible for free agency after the 2026 season.
Seattle defeated Diego Castillo in the first salary arbitration decision this year, and the relief pitcher will get a raise to $2.95 million rather than his request of $3,225,000.
A decision is being held for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Hunter Renfroe.