Margot isn't starting Saturday's game against Oakland.
Margot will get a breather after he went 1-for-15 with two runs, an RBI, two stolen bases and four strikeouts in the last four games. Brett Phillips will start in right field and bat ninth.
Margot went 1-for-5 with an RBI single, two stolen bases and a run in a win over the Angels on Thursday.
The veteran outfielder's clutch eighth-inning knock brought home Randy Arozarena with what was the tying run at the time. Margot has been heating up at the plate of late, hitting .310 (9-for-29) with a double, a home run, six RBI, and three runs over his last nine games.
Margot is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Angels, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Margot started in right field for the first two games of the series but will take a seat Wednesday with Shohei Ohtani starting for the Halos. Brett Phillips will receive the start in right and bat eighth for the Rays.
Margot went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Monday's 7-3 win over the Angels.
Margot singled in a run as part of a four-run third inning for the Rays. He later knocked a two-run shot off Raisel Iglesias in the ninth for some insurance. The speedy outfielder is slashing .276/.326/.448 with 16 RBI this season.
Margot is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Brett Phillips will join the Tampa Bay outfield as a replacement for Margot, who had been included in the lineup in three of the past four games. Margot came through with a pair of two-hit games over his last three starts to end an extended slump at the plate.
Margot, who went 1-for-3 with a walk and was caught stealing in a loss to the Astros on Friday, is hitting .300 (6-for-20) over his last seven games.
The veteran outfielder hasn't struck out during his 21 plate appearances over that span while squaring up consistently to the tune of a 26.3 percent line-drive rate and 45.0 percent hard-contact rate. Margot has also shown a knack for some timely hitting during the first month of the season, as evidenced by a 12-RBI tally that's second only to Joey Wendle's 16 on the team.
Margot is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Though he'll be sitting for the second time in three days, Margot still looks to have a solid grip on a near-everyday role for the Rays. Margot will put his four-game hitting streak on hold while Brett Phillips picks up a start in right field in his stead.
Margot is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Margot will sit in favor of Brett Phillips after starting each of the past four games. With Tampa Bay deploying Austin Meadows more frequently as its designated hitter of late following Kevin Kiermaier's recent return from the injured list, Margot looks to have a hold on a near-everyday role in the outfield.
Margot is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
He is hitting .245 with two home runs and two steals in 16 games. Margot's 10 percent walk rate is the highest mark of his career. Kevin Kiermaier will start in center field and bat sixth.
Margot went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, an additional run scored and a stolen base during Saturday's 6-3 win over the Yankees.
The 26-year-old took Jordan Montgomery deep during the fourth inning with a two-run shot to give Tampa Bay the lead for good. Margot has a .279/.340/.512 slash line with two home runs, two doubles, seven runs, seven RBI and two stolen bases through 13 games this season.
Margot went 2-for-4 in a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday after going 3-for-17 over his previous six games.
Margot's last multi-hit effort came April 3. With Wednesday's production, Margot's line is back up to .290/.333/.484 across 33 plate appearances, with three of his nine hits going for extra bases (one double, one triple, one home run).
Margot is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rangers, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
He will head to the bench after going 3-for-16 with five strikeouts and two walks over his last five games. Brett Phillips will start in center field and bat eighth with righty Kyle Gibson on the hill. Margot is still a near-everyday player, but the Rays are likely to continue giving him the occasional day off against righties.
Margot (groin) will start in center field and bat cleanup Sunday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Margot was sidelined for the first two games of the series with a sore groin, but he looks like he's good to go heading into the finale. The outfielder will be occupying a prominent spot in the batting order with a lefty (Jordan Montgomery) on the hill for New York, but Margot will likely hit in the bottom half of the lineup versus right-handed pitching more often than not.
Margot isn't starting Saturday's game against the Yankees due to a tweaked groin, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Margot will be on the bench for a second straight game, and manager Kevin Cash revealed that the center fielder has been dealing with a groin issue in recent days. However, Margot will be available as a pinch hitter Saturday and is expected to return to the lineup Sunday with left-hander Jordan Montgomery starting for the Yankees. Brett Phillips will take over in center field Saturday, batting eighth.
Margot is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The 26-year-old is 6-for-20 with one homer, one triple, three runs and five RBI through six games this season, but he'll take a seat Friday with Brett Phillips (hamstring) coming off the injured list to start in center field. Margot should still see plenty of action going forward with Kevin Kiermaier (quadriceps) out for the next few weeks.
Margot went 1-for-5 with two RBI on Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Margot gave the Rays an early lead with a two-out single that drove in two in the third inning. He's now recorded at least one hit in four of five games this season, though he's also struck out a combined four times across his last two games. Margot should have a clear path to playing time in the outfield in the absence of Kevin Kiermaier (quadriceps), who is expected to miss multiple weeks.
Margot went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.
The veteran outfielder's fifth-inning RBI single ignited a four-run frame for the Rays. Margot's second straight multi-hit effort makes him 4-for-8 with a triple and a solo home run since going 0-for-2 on Opening Day.
Margot went 2-for-4 with a triple, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 6-4 win over the Marlins.
Getting the start in center field and hitting seventh, Margot took John Curtiss deep in the seventh inning, then tripled and scored on a Francisco Mejia sacrifice fly in the ninth to cap Tampa's wild comeback. The fact that Margot started over Kevin Kiermaier even with right-hander Pablo Lopez on the mound for Miami indicates the duo will not be used in a strict platoon this season, but both should see plenty of action.
Margot is not in the Rays' Opening Day lineup against the Marlins, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
With no designated hitter in the National League park, at least one Rays regular will have to sit for each of the team's first three games of the season. Margot will be the one to make way on this occasion, with Austin Meadows, Kevin Kiermaier and Randy Arozarena making up the Rays' outfield.
Margot went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk in a Grapefruit League loss to the Red Sox on Friday, pushing his spring average to .429 (6-for-14) across six games.
Margot was also caught stealing on his one attempt Friday, but he already has a pair of swipes, two walks, two RBI, three doubles overall and a run during his exhibition sample. The early surge offers reason for optimism following Margot's impressive five-homer postseason last fall, and Adam Berry of MLB.com reports the 26-year-old had already come into spring camp with a confident mindset following a trying 2020. "I think this year, now that I've got one year under my belt with my teammates, I feel a lot more comfortable talking to [them]," Margot said. "I have more confidence in just being around my team."
|Last 7 Games|
|05/11||vs NYY||L 1-3||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/09||@ OAK||W 4-3||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/08||@ OAK||L 3-6||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/07||@ OAK||L 1-2||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/06||@ LAA||W 8-3||5||1||1||0||1||0||2|
|05/05||@ LAA||W 3-1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/04||@ LAA||W 8-3||5||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2012||R-Dsl Red Sox||68||260||49||74||10||7||4||45||36||25||33||9||.285||.382||.423|
|2014||AFA-Salem Red Sox||16||50||4||17||5||0||2||14||2||5||3||2||.340||.364||.560|
|2015||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||64||258||38||70||21||4||3||33||21||36||19||8||.271||.326||.419|
|2015||AFA-Salem Red Sox||46||181||35||51||6||5||3||17||11||15||20||5||.282||.321||.420|
|2017||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||5||20||1||3||0||1||0||4||3||4||2||0||.150||.261||.250|