As the Red Sox begin a two-game set with the Braves on Tuesday night, they’ll do so with another member of their Opening Day roster back in the dugout. Before the game, the Red Sox activated infielder Christian Arroyo from the 10-day injured list.
Arroyo was originally placed on the IL earlier this month, after being hit on the hand by pitches in back-to-back weeks. He had difficulty swinging a bat and was diagnosed with a hand contusion. The 25-year-old made three rehab appearances in Worcester over the weekend.
Before getting hurt, Arroyo played 21 games at second base for the Red Sox, starting 18. So far this season he’s hit .275 with an OBP of .333.
In order to make room on the roster for Arroyo, the Red Sox optioned Michael Chavis to Worcester Monday night. The move brought to an end Chavis’ second major league stint this year. In 11 games with the big club, he’s hit .273 in 33 at bats.
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