The Boston Red Sox officially activated Christian Arroyo Tuesday, although he won’t be in the starting lineup. As a corresponding move, they’ve optioned Jack Lopez to the WooSox.

Arroyo was with the team today after a rehab with Triple-A Worcester, and the Sox chose to activate him after they were deciding whether or not to do so, Alex Cora said earlier today. The infielder has not played since August 26th.

The 25-year-old caught COVID-19 in Cleveland, was the second one to test positive in Boston’s outbreak and was in quarantine there for a substantial amount of time. The infielder being put on the IL was his fourth IL stint of the season, as three of the four stints have come beause of injury.

As noted in Boston’s Tweet, they also made Garrett Whitlock to the 10-day IL official. For the first time in what feels like forever, an IL move that’s not COVID-related happened.

(Photo of Christian Arroyo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

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