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Choi Close To Returning As Rays Open Homestand

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

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

Margot RF

Diaz 1B

Meadows DH

Arozarena LF

Brosseau 2B

Wendle 3B

Zunino C

Walls SS

Kiermaier CF


Nationals Starting Lineup

Schwarber LF

Turner SS

Soto RF

Zimmerman 1B

Bell DH

Gomes C

Harrison 2B

Castro 3B

Robles CF

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.

Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi joins the media contingency interviewing reliever Ryan Thompson

Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi has a little fun joining the media contingency interviewing reliever Ryan Thompson Tuesday (photo: Steve Carney/St. Pete Nine)

Choi is eligible to be activated from the injured list Sunday.

Steve Carney
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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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