Choi is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Choi returned from a groin injury Monday, going 0-for-2 with a pair of walks. He won't be asked to start two games in a row right away, though he likely would have found himself on the bench regardless of the injury given the matchup against southpaw Dallas Keuchel. Yandy Diaz will handle first base in his absence.
Choi (groin), activated from the injured list earlier in the day, went 0-for-2 with two walks in a win over the White Sox on Monday.
The returning infielder started and played the full game at first base. Now that he's back in the fold, Choi will look to build on an already impressive .292/.452/..500 slash line that includes six extra-base hits (four doubles, two home runs) and 11 RBI across just 62 plate appearances.
Choi (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Choi recently appeared in two games at extended spring training, and manager Kevin Cash was impressed with the first baseman's progress. He had been on the injured list since June 2 but will return to action after spending just over the minimum amount of time on the shelf. Mike Brosseau was sent down in a corresponding move.
Manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that Choi's (groin) two games at extended spring training went "really well" and that the first baseman will be further evaluated Sunday before potentially being activated Monday in Chicago, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
While Cash didn't explicitly say that Choi will be reinstated for the series against the White Sox, things appear to be trending in that direction. Choi has been on the shelf since suffering a left groin strain June 2 and could return after barely eclipsing the minimum stay on the IL.
Choi (groin) received eight at-bats at extended spring training and will play the field in a rehab game Saturday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The 30-year-old will be re-evaluated after playing the field since he's eligible to return from the injured list Sunday. Choi could be activated for Sunday's series finale versus the Orioles if all goes well during his rehab work this weekend.
Choi (groin) could face live pitching in extended spring training games Friday and Saturday, the team's official site reports.
If he indeed gets in on some game action over the next two days, Choi could be deemed ready for activation when first eligible Sunday. Choi has seemingly had a good week physically, as he reported feeling better while fielding grounders Tuesday.
Choi (groin) is feeling much better and has a chance to return from the injured list when first eligible Sunday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Choi hit the injured list for the second time this season when he strained his left groin in early June. The issue doesn't appear to be a particularly serious one, however, so his return is on the horizon.
Choi was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left groin strain. The move is retroactive to June 3.
Manager Kevin Cash said Thursday the 31-year-old's groin issue hadn't improved after receiving treatment, so it's not a major surprise he's ending up on the injured list. Choi doesn't have an official timeline for his return, but he'll be eligible to be activated June 13. He underwent an MRI on Friday but feels better and is optimistic that he'll have a short IL stint, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Yandy Diaz should handle the bulk of the reps at first base in the meantime for Tampa Bay.
Choi (groin) wasn't feeling much better during the day Thursday and the team will know more about his status in the coming days, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The hope was that after getting some treatment he could be available as a pinch hitter in Thursday's game against the Yankees, but it doesn't sound like that was the case. Manager Kevin Cash said the team might know more later in the evening or Friday. In the meantime, Yandy Diaz should handle the bulk of the work at first base.
Choi is dealing with some groin soreness, which is why he is not in Thursday's lineup against the Yankees, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Manager Kevin Cash said Choi will get some treatment and will hopefully be available as a pinch hitter. Yandy Diaz is starting at first base and batting third.
Choi isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Yankees.
Choi will get a breather with left-hander Jordan Montgomery starting for the Yankees. Yandy Diaz will take over at first base and bat second.
Choi is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The lefty-hitting Choi will retreat to the bench with a southpaw (Mike Minor) on the bump for Kansas City. Yandy Diaz will get the start at first base for the Rays, while Austin Meadows serves as the club's designated hitter.
Choi (knee) will lead off and serve as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Royals, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Choi left Monday's game against the Blue Jays with a sore right knee, an issue which could have been a worrisome one given that he had surgery on the same knee in late March. The Rays said after the game that he wasn't expected to miss time, however, and that's indeed the case, as he's back in the lineup without missing a single start.
Choi (knee) isn't expected to miss any additional time, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Choi was removed from Monday's game against Toronto with right knee soreness, but manager Kevin Cash didn't sound too concerned about the issue after the contest. Even though Choi underwent surgery on the same knee in late March, his soreness is unlikely to have a significant impact on his availability.
Choi left Monday's game against the Blue Jays with a sore right knee, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He drew a pair of walks and scored once across his two plate appearances before departing.
Choi underwent surgery on the same knee in late March, so this could be a more concerning issue than most cases of knee soreness. If he's forced to miss an extended period, Mike Brosseau could see an increased role at first base.
Choi went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in an extra-innings win over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Choi came on as a pinch hitter for Mike Brosseau and ended up logging four plate appearances, with his sixth-inning two-run blast tying the game at 5-5 until the 12th frame. Choi has made the most of his delayed season debut, hitting safely in each of his first five games and quickly racking up eight RBI with the help of a pair of round trippers.
Choi went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and three walks in a win over the Orioles on Thursday.
Choi has gotten his 2021 season off to an incandescent start, hitting safely in all four games while going 7-for-13 with a double, a home run, six RBI and four walks. The 30-year-old's torrid pace will naturally slow some as the sample grows, but Choi's encouraging start is a reward for fantasy managers that patiently waited matters out while he overcame a knee injury.
Choi went 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.
Choi entered the game as a pinch hitter in the top of the seventh and made his presence felt immediately, plating Kevin Kiermaier with an RBI single off Adam Plutko and adding another run-scoring hit off Paul Fry in the eighth. Choi has played just three games but has made a huge impact for Tampa Bay at the plate, going 6-for-10 with two extra-base hits, five RBI and four runs scored in that span.
Choi is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Choi will be one of several left-handed hitters heading to the bench Wednesday with southpaw John Means on the bump for the Orioles. Yandy Diaz will start at first base and Francisco Mejia will serve as the designated hitter with Choi out of the lineup.
Choi went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk during Tuesday's 13-6 win at Baltimore.
The 30-year-old returned from the injured list over the weekend and has provided an immediate boost to Tampa Bay's lineup. Choi is 4-for-8 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs through his first two games of 2021.
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|06/16||@ CHW||L 7-8||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/15||@ CHW||L 0-3||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|06/14||@ CHW||W 5-2||2||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|06/02||@ NYY||L 3-4||2||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|06/01||@ NYY||L 3-5||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/31||@ NYY||W 3-1||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
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|2010||AFA-High Desert Maverick||11||43||7||13||1||1||1||7||6||9||0||0||.302||.380||.442|
|2013||AFA-High Desert Maverick||48||181||34||61||24||3||7||40||27||33||0||1||.337||.426||.619|
|2018||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||40||129||17||39||9||0||5||23||32||31||1||0||.302||.436||.488|