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Tampa Bay Rays promote RHP Hunter Wood, option INF Christian Arroyo

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Prior to this afternoon’s contest against the Chicago White Sox, the Tampa Bay Rays have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher, Hunter Wood, from Triple-A Durham.

Wood, just narrowly missed out on making the Rays Opening Day roster, as he was one of the last cuts of spring training. Wood was a 29th round selection by the Rays in the 2013 draft and he made his debut during the 2017 season. He pitched in 29 games for the Rays in 2018, starting 8 of those appearances, finishing the year with a 3.73 ERA / 3.70 FIP over 41 innings pitched.

Arroyo’s stay with the Rays was short lived as was promoted after Joey Wendle went on the Injured List on April 1st. Arroyo had three hits in nine trips to the plate during his week long call-up with the big league team. The former Giant prospects provided the Rays with some clutch hits in big moments during their recent series in San Francisco.

Wood will be available out of the bullpen today, providing the Rays with an arm that is able to go multiple innings and should provide plenty of rest to a beleaguered Rays bullpen, should he need to be used.