Pink Sox recall Luis Urías, DFA Christian Arroyo

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A significant shakeup within the Pink Sox’ center infield befell on Friday.

The Pink Sox have DFA’d Christian Arroyo after practically three years with the staff. Lindsey Wasson/AP Picture

The Boston Pink Sox recalled infielder Luis Urías from Triple-A Worcester, chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom introduced on Friday.

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The Pink Sox acquired Urías shortly after Tuesday’s commerce deadline in a deal that despatched Single-A pitcher Bradley Blalock to the Milwaukee Brewers. He spent practically 4 years with the Brewers and two prior years with the San Diego Padres earlier than coming to Boston.

Urías was a highly-ranked prospect when he was within the Padres’ system and was the Brewers’ on a regular basis infielder for 2 years. However an harm on 2023 opening day stored him out for a while, solely enjoying 20 video games with the Brewers. He spent most of this season enjoying for Nashville, Milwaukee’s Triple-A affiliate, batting .233 (27-for-116) and hitting 5 doubles and 4 dwelling runs in 29 video games.

Boston hopes to salvage Urías’ underwhelming season, and he’ll seemingly be getting loads of reps at second base, Boston’s least clear infield place.

As well as, the Pink Sox have designated infielder Christian Arroyo for project.

Arroyo was claimed off of waivers on August 13, 2020, and has change into a key member of the Pink Sox ever since. He has batted .263 (182-for-689) and hit 18 dwelling runs and 94 RBIs in 224 video games as a Pink Sox. His three years with the Pink Sox is probably the most he’s ever spent with one group, with main league expertise in San Francisco, Tampa, and Cleveland.

Arroyo had overperformed expectations because the Pink Sox acquired him, however inconsistency and harm struggles stored him from a real on a regular basis position with the staff. Arroyo was a part of a crowded center infield in 2023 alongside Yu Chang, Pablo Reyes, and the recently-traded Kiké Hernández. Urías’ arrival and the upcoming return of shortstop Trevor Story solely exacerbate the logjam. The Pink Sox needed to make room for everybody, and Arroyo was the one to go.

The Boston Pink Sox will start a three-game collection towards the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. That collection will nearly definitely characteristic Urías’ first sport in a Pink Sox uniform, in addition to the primary with out Arroyo since 2020.