Margot is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners. Margot started the past three games, recording a base hit in each of those contests while also nabbing his 10th stolen base of the season. Tampa Bay will roll out an outfield of Brett Phillips, Kevin Kiermaier and Randy Arozarena in the series finale while Margot takes a seat.
Margot (hamstring) went 1-for-4 with a walk in a loss to the Yankees on Tuesday. The veteran outfielder had a solid return in his first game action since July 5. Margot will hope to pick up where he left off before his injury, when he'd slashed a solid .279/.344/.477 with two doubles, five home runs, 13 RBI, three steals and 14 runs across his previous 24 games.
The Rays reinstated Margot (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports. Margot returns to the active roster after he was sidelined for approximately three weeks with a strained left hamstring. He had been filling a near-everyday role in the Tampa Bay outfield prior to going on the shelf, but the team's recent addition of Nelson Cruz could result in Margot fading into more of a part-time job. With Cruz locked in as the team's everyday DH while Randy Arozarena and Austin Meadows are both assured outfield spots versus right-handed pitching, Margot will primarily compete with Kevin Kiermaier for playing time in center field.
Margot (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Margot began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Friday and appears ready to return from a hamstring injury. The Rays cleared a roster spot Monday evening by optioning Sean Poppen to Triple-A but have yet to announce Margot's activation.
Margot (hamstring) started and played seven innings in right field during Triple-A Durham's win over Charlotte on Thursday, going 1-for-4 with an RBI single. Margot delivered his knock in the bottom of the fifth inning and was able to log his seven innings in the field without setbacks. The veteran outfielder is expected to suit up for at least a couple more contests at Durham before being activated.