Coming off an off day following a 4-3 road trip to New York and Arlington, the Tampa Bay Rays will begin a five-game homestand tonight with the first of two games against the Washington Nationals. Tyler Glasnow (4-2, 2.69 ERA) will get the start, taking on Jon lester (0-2, 4.37 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10.
Rays Starting Lineup
Nationals Starting Lineup
Choi Feeling Better, Could Be Activated Before Weekend’s End
Rays manager Kevin Cash said that first baseman Ji-Man Choi, who has been on the injured list with a strained left groin, is feelimg much improved. Choi ran and took ground balls om the field today and is slated to do so again on Wednesday. The team will make a determination later this week whether the 30-year-old will go on rehab assignment to Port Charlotte to get some at-bats.
Choi felt good enough after his workout on the field to have a little fun with the media interviewing reliever Ryan Thompson.
Choi is eligible to be activated from the injured list Sunday.