The Tampa Bay Rays activated first baseman Ji-Man Choi from the injured list ahead of Saturday's doubleheader at Baltimore. Choi, 28, has not played since July 2 due to a strained left ankle. He's in the lineup for the early game at designated hitter and batting seventh.
He is batting .266 with nine homers and a career-high 33 RBIs in 70 games this season. In a corresponding move, Tampa Bay optioned right-hander Ian Gibaut to Triple-A Durham.
Gibaut, 25, made his major league debut Friday and pitched two innings in a 16-4 victory over the Orioles. He allowed two runs on one hit with two walks and two strikeouts.
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