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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
29-10 8-2 W1
23-16 5-5 L1
22-18 5-5 W2
18-22 7-3 W4
16-24 3-7 W2

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .257 2 15 .765 0

Top Ji-Man Choi News

  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Tallies pinch-hit RBI

    Choi went 1-for-1 with an RBI after entering the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning Wednesday against the Tigers.

    Choi didn't start the game with southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound. However, he provided an insurance run for the Rays by driving in his 15th run of the campaign and fifth across his last five games. Overall, Choi has maintained a .279/.388/.441 line across 80 plate appearances this season.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Takes seat Wednesday

    Choi is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's series finale versus the Tigers.

    The Rays are facing left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez and Choi will take a seat after starting the first two games of the series, going 2-for-6 with a double and two RBI in those contests. Harold Ramirez is starting at designated hitter and will bat third as the team tries to take the rubber match Wednesday.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Sits against southpaw

    Choi isn't starting Saturday against Toronto, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Choi has drawn four starts since returning to the field, but he's gone 0-for-15 with an RBI and eight strikeouts. Manuel Margot will serve as the designated hitter while Vidal Brujan starts in right field against southpaw Hyun Jin Ryu.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: On bench against lefty

    Choi will sit Tuesday against the Angels, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Choi hasn't started against a southpaw all season, a trend which will continue here against Reid Detmers. Yandy Diaz will start at first base.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Brought back from IL

    The Rays reinstated Choi (elbow) from the 10-day injured list Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He'll start at first base and serve as the Rays' cleanup hitter in the team's series finale in Seattle, according to Topkin.

    Infielder Isaac Paredes was sent to Triple-A Durham to clear a spot on the 26-man active roster for Choi, who returns after a minimum-length stay on the IL due to loose bodies in his right elbow. Considering that Choi bats from the left side of the plate and isn't forced to do much throwing with his right arm given that he serves as either a first baseman or designated hitter, the injury shouldn't be anything that's too worrisome moving forward. With Choi back in the fold, Yandy Diaz is expected to move across the diamond to see most of his work at third base, which will likely result in Taylor Walls losing out on at-bats.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Activation coming Sunday

    Choi (elbow) will be activated from the injured list for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    He did well in an extended spring training game Friday and will fly to Seattle on Saturday to join the big-league club. With the Rays set to face righty Chris Flexen on Sunday, it's a good spot to get the lefty-hitting Choi back in the mix. He is hitting .357 with two home runs, a 20.8 BB% and a 32.1 K% in 15 games this season.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Making progress

    Choi (elbow) served as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game Thursday and will play first base Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Choi was confident that he would need only a short stint on the injured list, and his quick progress provides evidence of that. He is expected to rejoin the Rays at some point during the team's ongoing west coast road trip, which ends on May 11. Yandy Diaz has operated as the primary first baseman in Choi's absence.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Could face minimum IL stint

    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Choi (elbow) took swings in the batting cage Saturday prior to being placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Steve Carney of MLB.com reports.

    Though Choi was deactivated Sunday, the move is retroactive to Thursday, making him eligible to return from the IL in as little as a week. The Rays aren't ruling out the possibility of that happening, as Choi is already said to be showing improvement following Saturday's hitting session. According to Joey Johnston of the Tampa Bay Times, Cash added that he expects Choi to join the team for its upcoming West Coast road trip, which runs from Monday through May 11 and includes stops in Oakland, Seattle and Anaheim.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Moves to IL

    The Rays placed Choi on the 10-day injured list Sunday due to loose bodies in his right elbow.

    Injuries of these kind can often require an arthroscopic procedure, but the Rays have yet to decide if Choi will need any sort of procedure to address the elbow issue. Regardless, his placement on the IL means he won't be eligible for reinstatement until May 8, which likely leaves Yandy Diaz and Harold Ramirez in line to serve as the Rays' primary first basemen for at least the next week.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Still not starting

    Choi (elbow) isn't starting Saturday's game against the Twins.

    Choi continues to deal with a slightly hyperextended left elbow, and he'll be out of the lineup for a fourth consecutive game. He was available off the bench if needed Friday, and it's possible that'll be the case once again Saturday. Although manager Kevin Cash is hopeful Choi won't require a stint on the IL, the team has discussed the possibility, radio broadcaster Steve Carney reports. Yandy Diaz will shift to first base while Taylor Walls starts at the hot corner.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Available off bench

    Choi (elbow) is feeling better and is available off the bench if needed Friday, radio broadcaster Steve Carney reports.

    Choi is on the bench for the second game in a row while dealing with a slightly hyperextended left elbow, but it looks as though he could be back in action soon. Yandy Diaz will start at first base Friday against the Twins.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Sitting again Friday

    Choi (elbow) is not in the lineup Friday against the Twins, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Choi will sit for the second consecutive contest while dealing with a slight hyperextension of his left elbow. The 30-year-old isn't expected to require a stint on the injured list, and he could be available off the bench Friday since he's feeling better, radio broadcaster Steve Carney reports. Yandy Diaz will receive another look at first base while Taylor Walls mans the hot corner.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Dealing with elbow injury

    Choi isn't starting Thursday against the Mariners due to a slightly hyperextended left elbow, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Manager Kevin Cash said prior to Thursday's matchup that Choi could be available if needed, but the team will try to stay away from him. The 30-year-old isn't expected to require an IL stint, but Yandy Diaz will shift to first base while Taylor Walls starts at the hot corner Thursday.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Sits against left-hander

    Choi isn't starting Wednesday's game against Seattle.

    Choi will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games since left-hander Marco Gonzales is on the mound for the Mariners. Yandy Diaz will start at first base while Taylor Walls enters the lineup at the hot corner.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Out against southpaw

    Choi is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    With southpaw Rich Hill on the hill for Boston, the Rays will stock up some extra right-handed bats in the series finale. The lefty-hitting Choi will bow out of the lineup while the righty-hitting Harold Ramirez steps in as Tampa Bay's designated hitter.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: On bench versus lefty

    Choi is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Choi started the past two games and will take a seat Tuesday with southpaw Justin Steele on the mound for Chicago. Harold Ramirez will take over at first base for Tampa Bay.

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  • Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Reaches base twice

    Choi went 1-for-3 with an RBI double, a walk and a run scored in Friday's 3-2 loss to the White Sox.

    Choi smacked an RBI double and came around to score during the sixth inning, but it wasn't enough to complete a comeback. The hot-hitting lefty is now slashing .526/.640/1.000 with five extra-base hits through 25 plate appearances. He's reached base at least twice in six consecutive games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
Age: 31
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: L, R