Rays activate 1B Choi from injured listReuters | Washington DC | Updated: 13-07-2019 21:52 IST | Created: 13-07-2019 21:48 IST
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.