ST. PETERSBURG (WDAE) -- The Tampa Bay Rays were hoping to have first baseman Ji-Man Choi back from his calf injury Tuesday, but that will not happen.
The Rays Tuesday placed Choi on the restricted list, and recalled pitcher Austin Pruitt from Triple-A Durham.
Manager Kevin Cash said before Tuesday game that the first baseman is dealing with a personal matter, but sslated to rejoin the team on Wednesday.
In 19 games this season, the 27-year-old is hitting .286 /.387/.444 with a home run and six RBI.
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