MIAMI -- Miami Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez, who leads the majors with a .354 batting average, was scratched from the lineup prior to his club's 4-3 win Tuesday night over the visiting New York Mets.
Arraez suffered a sprained left ankle during fielding practice on Tuesday. He bobbled a ball and then stepped on it, causing the injury. He was replaced at second by rookie Xavier Edwards, who will hit ninth in the order, and finished 1-for-3 in the victory.
"I hope I feel better (Wednesday), but the good thing is we won and I'm happy about that," Arraez said. "It feels sore. It's not 100%. I'm human."
Arraez also has 10 home runs, 30 doubles and a career-high 69 RBIs in 144 games for Miami.
Information from Reuters and the Associated Press was used in this report.