Red Sox to call up Yairo Muñoz following COVID issues impacting the team

The Red Sox are placing Kiké Hernández on the COVID-related injured list. The team also announced that Christian Arroyo is out due to being a close contact. Yairo Muñoz and Jonathan Araúz have also been called up.

Red Sox recall Yairo Muñoz and Jonathan Araúz

Boston is going to add Yairo Muñoz and Jonathan Araúz to the major-league roster. The club will have to make a corresponding 40-man roster move to add Muñoz.

In 83 games with the Worcester Red Sox, Muñoz is hitting .318 with eight home runs and 36 RBIs. Munoz set a new Red Sox organizational record with his 35-game hitting streak with Worcester this season. He played 12 games with the Sox last season during the shortened 2020 season.

Kiké Hernández to miss an “extended period” of time

The Red Sox lose Hernández at a bad time as the team is battling for a Wild Card playoff spot. Hernández is batting .258 with 17 homers, 30 doubles, three triples, 51 RBIs this season.

“He’s done everything possible to take care of his family,” said manager Alex Cora. “He’s very responsible, he’s always wearing his mask. So it just happened that he tested positive.”

Cora has stated Hernández is vaccinated. According to Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic is reporting both are expected to be out for an “extended period” of time.

Arroyo has already spent three stints on the injured list this season. The second baseman is hitting .264 this season in 53 games with the Sox this season.

The Red Sox are in Cleveland beginning tonight for a three-game series with the Indians.

– Chris Henrique (@ChrisHenrique on Twitter)

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