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Tampa Bay Rays postpone INF Joey Wendle activation, place INF Christian Arroyo on 10-day IL, recall RHP Hunter Wood

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Wendle returns to the Rays after a seven week absence

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: The Tampa Bay Rays have not activated second baseman Joey Wendle from the 10-day Injured List. Instead they have recalled RHP Hunter Wood and have placed infielder Christian Arroyo on the 10-day Injured List with forearm tendonitis.

The second baseman incumbent Wendle looked primed to build off his stellar 2018 rookie campaign, but 2019 thus far has been an injury marred year. Instead, he has had an extended stay on the Injured List while Brandon Lowe has cemented himself in the same position.

Wendle was originally injured by a slide that caused a hamstring strain in April, the returned to the IL after being hit by a pitch thrown by Jacob Diekman of the Kansas City Royals. After being removed from that game, it was revealed that he had fractured his right wrist.

In total, Wendle has only played in eight games for the Rays this season. He is expected to be activated ahead of tomorrow’s game. Now healthy, Wendle is set to contribute all around the diamond for the Rays as he spent time during his rehab playing everywhere, including multiple starts over at shortstop.

Meanwhile. INF Christian Arroyo heads to the Injured List with an elbow injury. Thus far in 2019 with the Rays, Arroyo has hit .220/.304/.380 with 2 HR over 57 plate appearances.

In Arroyo’s stead, Hunter Wood has been recalled from Triple-A Durham. Wood has been solid for the Rays this year, pitching in 12 games — 2 starts — accruing a 2.33 ERA / 3.51 FIP over 19 13 innings pitched.