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Tampa Bay Rays activate Manuel Margot (hamstring) off IL

Oct 12, 2020; San Diego, California, USA; Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Manuel Margot (13) catches a hit off of Houston Astros center fielder George Springer (4) during the second inning in game two of the 2020 ALCS at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 12, 2020; San Diego, California, USA; Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Manuel Margot (13) catches a hit off of Houston Astros center fielder George Springer (4) during the second inning in game two of the 2020 ALCS at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Rays activated outfielder Manuel Margot from the 10-day injured list prior to Tuesday night’s home game against the New York Yankees.

Margot hasn’t played since July 5 due to a strained left hamstring. He missed Tampa Bay’s previous 15 games.

The 26-year-old Margot is batting first and playing right field in Tuesday’s game.

Margot is batting .252 with nine homers and 44 RBIs in 76 games this season.

The Rays opened up a roster spot for Margot on Monday when they optioned right-hander Sean Poppen to Triple-A Durham. Poppen, 27, appeared in one game for the Rays, retiring both batters he faced on Sunday.

–Field Level Media