Choi went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Mets.
Choi spent the first weeks of the season on the injured list and was on the bench Saturday, so this was his 2021 debut, and it couldn't have gone much better. The first baseman should be a regular name in the Rays' lineup going forward as long as he remains healthy, and he will look to bounce back from a poor 2020 season in which he hit only .230 with three homers, 16 RBI and a .741 OPS across 145 plate appearances.
Choi was activated from the injured list Saturday, but he is not in the starting lineup, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Choi will be activated from the injured list for the first time this season, though he'll have to wait for his first start. That is likely to come Sunday with right-hander Marcus Stroman projected to be on the mound for the Mets. Yandy Diaz is starting at first base and batting third for the Rays on Saturday.
Choi (knee) is feeling better and is close to returning, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Choi has been sidelined for the entire season after undergoing a knee scope in late March. He's continued to deal with soreness while rehabbing, but he has apparently made enough progress that his return is now imminent.
Manager Kevin Cash said Thursday that Choi is "not quite ready" to return from the 10-day injured list while he continues to manage soreness in his surgically repaired right knee, but the Rays remain hopeful that he won't require another rehab stint at Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
After being pulled off his rehab assignment Wednesday, Choi rejoined the Rays to receive further treatment. While Choi was able to take part in batting practice Thursday, the Rays will continue to evaluate him on a day-to-day basis before the team determines his next step. Choi should factor into the mix at first base or designated hitter whenever he's ultimately activated.
Rays manager Kevin Cash said that Choi wasn't activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday after experiencing a "little bit" of renewed soreness in his surgically repaired right knee, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Choi was lifted from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham to receive a re-evaluation and further treatment in Tampa Bay, but Cash noted that the 29-year-old isn't believed to be dealing with any sort of setback. That said, the next steps for Choi remain unclear, as the Rays will likely wait and see how he responds to treatment before determining whether he'll be an option during the team's upcoming series with the Mets this weekend.
Choi (knee), playing in his second rehab game for Triple-A Durham, went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk in a win over Memphis on Wednesday.
The recovering infielder had gone hitless and contributed a sacrifice fly in Tuesday's rehab debut, so Wednesday represented another step in the right direction. Choi filled the designated hitter role in his second game after starting at first base and playing five innings in the field 24 hours prior.
Choi (knee) went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly while starting at first base in a rehab game Tuesday with Triple-A Durham.
Choi was making his first game appearance since early March during spring training after he spent the better part of the last month and a half recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. The 29-year-old is expected to spend the next six days at Triple-A to get his timing right at the plate, and if he avoids any setbacks with his right knee, he could return from the 10-day injured list early next week. Choi would likely settle into a large-side platoon role at first base or designated hitter.
Choi (knee) will participate in a simulated game Sunday and subsequently join Triple-A Durham for a rehab assignment, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The 29-year-old underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee at the end of March and is nearing the end of his recovery timeline, but he'll head to Durham for a rehab stint before joining the Rays. Assuming he avoids any setbacks. Choi could make his 2021 debut within the next couple weeks.
Choi (knee) will take some at-bats at the Rays' alternate training site Monday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Choi underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee March 31, and the recovery timetable is believed to be 4-5 weeks. The 29-year-old appears to be making good progress, and the team hopes to get him approximately 30 at-bats before he's ready to return to game action. Choi will join Triple-A Durham for the first series of the minor-league season and could be in line to make his season debut shortly after.
Choi (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
The 29-year-old underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined 4-5 weeks, so it was only a matter of time before he landed on the shelf. Yoshi Tsutsugo and Yandy Diaz could platoon at first base for the Rays in the meantime, while Choi looks at a potential return in early or mid-May.
The Rays are hopeful Choi can resume playing in 4-to-5 weeks after he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Choi's procedure was a bit more extensive than the typical knee scope, with Topkin noting that the 29-year-old had loose bodies removed and his meniscus cleaned up as part of the surgery. Tampa Bay is optimistic that the scope will provide a permanent fix for Choi's persistent knee issues, which had been plaguing him since the beginning of camp in late February. With Choi likely out of commission until early-to-mid May, the Rays are likely to use a platoon of Yoshi Tsutsugo and Yandy Diaz at first base.
Choi is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic right knee surgery Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
An official timeline for his return likely won't be announced until surgery is completed, but the Rays are planning on Choi being sidelined for around 3-to-5 weeks, per Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network. Choi has been dealing with soreness and inflammation in his right knee since the beginning of camp, and after a pair of cortisone injections failed to fully resolve the discomfort, he'll now have to get a cleanup procedure. While Choi is on the mend, the Rays are expected to lean primarily on a platoon of Yoshi Tsutsugo and Yandy Diaz at first base, with Mike Brosseau also potentially factoring in at the position.
Choi suffered a setback in his recovery from right knee inflammation/soreness and will be checked out by a doctor Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Rays were previously optimistic that there were no structural issues with Choi's knee, though he's already received a pair of cortisone injections and was expected to open the year on the injured list. That seems all but confirmed now, though when exactly he's expected to return won't become clear until after his doctor visit. The Rays have a deep group of alternatives at the corner infield positions, with Yandy Diaz, Yoshi Tsutsugo and Mike Brosseau all potentially in line to benefit from Choi's absence.
Choi, who took swings in the batting cage and played catch Wednesday, said Thursday his knee felt "back to normal", Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
It's encouraging the first baseman's knee appeared to tolerate Wednesday's activity well, but Choi will still begin the season on the 10-day injured list. Yandy Diaz and Yoshi Tsutsugo are slated to be the primary fill-ins at first base while Choi remains sidelined.
Choi received a second cortisone injection in his sore right knee Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The Rays remain optimistic that nothing is structurally wrong with Choi's knee, and manager Kevin Cash suggested that the first baseman could be ready to ramp up his activity as soon as Wednesday. Despite the positive news, Choi still appears unlikely to be available for Opening Day, though he'll likely only require a brief stint on the injured list to begin the season.
Choi (knee) is not expected to be ready by Opening Day, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Choi hasn't been officially ruled out, but the team is planning on him missing the start of the season. Yandy Diaz, Mike Brosseau and Yoshi Tsutsugo could see more time at first base in his absence.
Choi (knee) is progressing well in his recovery but hasn't began participating in baseball activities, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The 29-year-old has been battling right knee soreness since early in camp and is unlikely to retake the field in the near future. Choi appears poised to open the season on the injured list since he's not taking part in baseball activities and with Opening Day less than two weeks away.
Choi (knee) acknowledged Monday that he's unsure if he'll be available for the Rays' April 1 season opener versus the Marlins, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Choi expects to glean more clarity on his status for Opening Day when the Rays re-evaluate him this weekend or early next week after he completes a 7-to-10-day shutdown period. The Rays are hopeful that the time off will help resolve the ongoing right knee soreness/tightness that Choi has been managing this spring, but if not, the 29-year-old will be a candidate for the 10-day injured list. Choi's potential absence to begin the season would open up more reps at first base and/or designated hitter for Yandy Diaz, Austin Meadows and Yoshi Tsutsugo.
Rays manager Kevin Cash said Saturday that Choi (knee) will be shut down for 7-to-10 days, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Choi has dealt with right knee soreness throughout most of spring training and was checked out by a team doctor Saturday. Cash reiterated that he isn't overly concerned about the injury, but he said that the team should have a better idea after his week of rest as to whether his absence will affect his availability for Opening Day.
Choi is dealing with soreness in his right knee again, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Choi was bothered by a sore right knee earlier in camp, and it appears that is an issue again. The Rays "are not overly concerned" about Choi, according to manager Kevin Cash, but he will be checked out by a team doctor Saturday and an update on his status figures to be released after that.
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