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Arozarena Placed On COVID IL, Luplow Recalled

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The Rays announced Friday that outfielder Randy Arozarena has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list after being labeled as a close contact.

The team has not said if Arozarena has tested positive, but because he has been identified as having close contact tact with someone who has tested positive, he was placed on the list.

To take his spot on the active roster, outfielder Jordan Luplow, who was acquired at the trade deadline from Cleveland, has been recalled from Triple-A Durham.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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