|Bats / Throws||Left / Right|
|Date of Birth||5/19/1991|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 230 lbs|
|Nationality||Korea, Republic of|
Choi went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.
Choi's lone hit in the game was a solo homer to right field in the sixth inning that temporarily knotted the score. The 28-year-old has been given the most major-league playing time in his career this season, seeing action in 119 games and compiling a .259/.365/.441 slash line along with 16 homers and 55 RBI.
Choi sits against lefty Patrick Sandoval and the Angels on Sunday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Choi hits the bench against a southpaw as he typically does. He's hit just .239/.345/.366 in limited action against lefties this season. Jesus Aguilar will start at first base.
Choi is not in the lineup Friday against the Angels.
Choi hits the bench against lefty Andrew Heaney. Jesus Aguilar gets the nod at first base in his absence.
Choi, who went 1-for-1 with four walks in a loss to the Rangers on Thursday, has now reached safely in 10 straight plate appearances, a new franchise record, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Choi's ninth-inning walk, his fourth free pass of the game, snapped a four-way tie he'd been in with B.J. Upton, Logan Forsythe and Tim Beckham for the record. Choi is actually scuffling at the plate overall in September in terms of hitting safely, as he's just 6-for-27 during the month. However, four of those six hits have gone for extra bases, with the 28-year-old posting a double, a triple and two home runs since the calendar flipped.
Choi went 2-for-2 with three walks, two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's 10-9 loss to the Rangers.
His three-run blast in the second inning helped Tampa tie the game up after Texas exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the first, and his solo shot in the ninth nearly knotted things up again, but in between Choi got picked off second base in the seventh -- one of four Rays caught napping on the basepaths over the course of the night. The 28-year-old now has 15 homers and 54 RBI on the year to go with his .259/.361/.438 slash line.