Luis Arraez is open to an extension with the Miami Marlins. Where do things stand?

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Luis Arraez’s first season with the Miami Marlins was filled with accolades and accomplishments.

He won his second consecutive batting title and Silver Slugger Award, was the National League’s starting second baseman at the All-Star Game and hit the first cycle in franchise history.

And the Marlins’ star wants to keep making memories in Miami.

Arraez is under team control for two more seasons and projected to make $10.8 million in arbitration for the 2024 season, according to MLB Trade Rumors, but said last week he is open to discussing a contract extension with the organization.

Those talks with new president of baseball operations Peter Bendix haven’t happened, but Arraez is certainly open to the conversation.

“I’m available to hear that,” Arraez said last week on Zoom after winning his Silver Slugger Award. “If they want to talk to me about my extension, I’m available, because I love Miami. I love the coaching staff. I love my teammates. I feel at home when I play with those guys, and then let’s see what happens.”

Bendix, who was hired on Nov. 6 to run the Marlins’ baseball operations department and formally introduced at a news conference Monday, said he hasn’t talked with any of the Marlins’ players yet but not to rule out the possibility of extension talks happening.

“I’ve been on the job a week,” Bendix said. “I’ve had a lot of different things that I’ve had to think about, but there’s always an openness. The door’s never closed. And frankly, that thought that was a wonderful thing to hear because that means that he likes it here, that he wants to be here. That’s an important thing.”

Arraez, acquired by the Marlins in a trade with the Minnesota Twins for Pablo Lopez and a pair of prospects, quickly became the table setter for Miami’s offense in his first year with the club. He finished the season with a .354 batting average. That’s the best for a single season in Marlins history and well ahead of runner-up Ronald Acuna Jr. in the National League.

Arraez was the first player to finish a season with a batting average above .350 in a full season (excluding the pandemic-shortened 2020 season) since Josh Hamilton in 2010 (.359) with the Texas Rangers and the first in the National League since Chipper Jones (.364) with the Atlanta Braves and Albert Pujols (.357) with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2008.

Arraez hit for the first cycle in Marlins history on April 11 against the Philadelphia Phillies and had three five-hit games, seven games with at least four hits and 20 with at least three hits.

But to Arraez, there was another area of his game where he felt the most pride.

“My body, because I stayed healthy,” said Arraez, who played in a career-high 147 games. “The bad thing is my last month I hurt my ankle, but my body’s reaction, a lot of good things [happened]. I play hard every day. Everybody knows that. I do a lot of good things.”

Arraez missed all but three games over the final two weeks of the regular season due to a twice-injured left ankle. He first got hurt when he stepped on a groundball while fielding grounders at second base ahead of the Marlins’ game against the New York Mets on Sept. 19 and then re-injured it going down the dugout steps on Sept. 23 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Arraez returned for the Marlins’ wild card series against the Phillies but said his ankle was only at about 30 or 40 percent strength during the two games.

“I tried to do my best during the playoffs,” Arraez said, “I wasn’t playing 100 percent. ... I couldn’t run hard. I could move pretty good, but I was in a lot of pain.”

He has spent the offseason getting massages and working on his mobility as part of the rehab for his ankle.