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Choi Back On IL As Rays Head For Weekend In Texas

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays come off a series split in the Bronx and head to Arlington for a weekend matchup with the Texas Rangers.  Josh Fleming (5-3, 2.98 ERA) will get the start, taking on Kyle Gibson (3-0, 2,24 ERA).  First pitch from Globe Life Field is scheduled for 8:05.

Rays Starting Lineup

Lowe 2B

Arozarena DH

Wendle 3B

Meadows LF

Diaz 1B

Kiermaier CF

Walls SS

Mejia C

Phillips RF


Rangers Staring Lineup

Kiner-Falefa SS

Garcia CF

Davis DH

Gallo RF

Solak 2B

Lowe 1B

Culberson 3B

Calhoun LF

Trevino C

Strained Groin Lands Choi Back On IL

The Rays Friday placed first baseman Ji-Man Choi on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 3, with a left groin strain.

Manager Kevin Cash said Choi experienced the injury during Wednesday’s 4-3 loss in the Bronx, and was held out of Thursday’s win over Gerrit Cole to see if treatment would help the issue.

To take his spot on the active roster, left-hander Ryan Sherriff was 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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