Contrary to previous reports, Arroyo was not optioned to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday; he was placed on the 10-day injured list with an elbow injury, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports. Arroyo apparently picked up the injury during Wednesday's loss to the Athletics, during which he started at third base and went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Specifics regarding the issue are not yet known, leaving his return date unclear. Hunter Wood was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.
Arroyo was optioned to Triple-A Durham following Wednesday's loss to the Athletics, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Arroyo received the start at third base Wednesday and went 2-for-4 with a run scored, but he will nonetheless head back to Triple-A with Joey Wendle (wrist) returning from the injured list. Arroyo has struggled in the majors this season overall with a .220/.304/.380 slash line and 18 strikeouts in 57 plate appearances.
Arroyo will start at third base and bat ninth Wednesday against the Athletics. Arroyo enjoyed a stretch of seven consecutive starts earlier in the month, but he looks like little more than a short-side platoon player at this point. He'll enter the lineup for only the third time in the last seven games, filling in at the hot corner while Yandy Diaz moves over to first base in place of a resting Ji-Man Choi.
Arroyo will start at third base and bat sixth Thursday against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Though he's mostly served as a lightly used reserve infielder during his multiple stints with the Rays this season, Arroyo seems to have gained the trust of skipper Kevin Cash over the past week. The 24-year-old will draw a seventh consecutive start Thursday after supplying a .952 OPS over the previous six contests. Until Joey Wendle (wrist) returns from the 10-day injured list, Arroyo looks like he could have a path to at least semi-regular action.
Arroyo went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run Sunday against the Twins. Arroyo took Blake Parker deep in the eighth inning to record his second homer of the season, and second in as many days. Even with Yandy Diaz (hand) back in the lineup Sunday, Arroyo drew the start at third base. However, his playing will come under further pressure when Avisail Garcia (hamstring) and Tommy Pham (lower leg) can return to the lineup.