Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

May 6, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Red Sox infielder Christian Arroyo (39) throws to first against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox’s infield depth has been tested by injuries in recent weeks. That’s led to some defensive issues, which came to a head with Sunday afternoon’s ‘Little League Home Run‘ by the Tampa Bay Rays. However, the Red Sox will be getting some infield help on Monday.

Prior to Monday’s series finale against the Rays, the Red Sox announced they’ve activated infielder Christian Arroyo from the 10-day IL. To open up the spot, the team designated outfielder Raimel Tapia for assignment.

  • Arroyo, 28, returns after missing just under a month due to a hamstring injury. He last played on May 6, when he went 2-for-4 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

    In total Arroyo appeared in 27 games to start the season for the Red Sox. 21 of those games were starts with 19 coming at second base and two coming at shortstop. Prior to getting hurt he was slashing .257/.295/.365 for the season, and was 8-for-16 with seven RBIs in the six games leading up to his injury.

    The Red Sox aren’t wasting any time getting Arroyo back in the lineup. He’ll be playing second base and batting ninth against the Rays on Monday.

  • Tapia, 29, made the Red Sox roster as the team’s fourth outfielder thanks to a strong performance in spring training. In 39 games this year including 18 starts, the lefty is slashing .264/.333/.368.

    By DFAing Tapia, the Red Sox opened up a spot on their 40-man roster. Multiple Red Sox reporters have suggested that spot could be for outfielder Adam Duvall, who has been on the 60-day IL since fracturing his wrist in the team’s eighth game of the season. Duvall, who has been rehabbing with the WooSox this week, is eligible to be activated on Friday. Prior to getting hurt, the 34-year-old free agent signee was hitting .455 with four home runs and 14 runs driven in.

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