Christian Arroyo will get an extended look from the Crimson Sox
FORT MYERS, Fla .– The Crimson Sox seem to provide infielder Christian Arroyo each shot at making the opening day roster.
A former 2013 Giants first-round draft decide and centerpiece for the Rays once they traded All-Star Evan Longoria to San Francisco, Arroyo landed in Boston final 12 months, obtained waivers from Cleveland.
Arroyo, like half a dozen others on the roster, can play a number of positions on the pitch, having performed largely second base and shortstop this spring and discharged like a person on a mission.
The prevailing feeling is that the Sox will preserve 14 pitchers, greater than half of the locations on the listing. Considering the beginning lineup, an additional receiver and a spare outfielder, which means just one place is open – an infielder. And if it weren’t for a rise in listing measurement resulting from COVID-19, that availability would doubtless be zero.
Arroyo’s essential competitor is Michael Chavis. Because of the Sox’s first 14 video games, they’re even statistically. One main issue, nonetheless, virtually definitely offers Arroyo the sting.
Arroyo did not harm his probabilities on Sunday, crushing an extended homerun and a single down heart. He appears to be placing the whole lot in place this spring. He struck out simply 4 balls in 25 residence plate appearances.
As a result of he has no extra choices, if he have been to be despatched to minors he must get waivers for the Crimson Sox to carry him again. This implies it could possibly be traded. If nobody bites, one of many different 29 main league groups would have an opportunity to assert it earlier than the Sox retain their providers.