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Ji-Man Choi’s top hits in a Rays uniform

Ji-Man Choi’s top hits in a Rays uniform

Photo by Mike Carlson/ The Ji-Man Choi era with the Tampa Bay Rays is officially over as the team dealt the longtime fan favorite to the Pittsburgh Pirates. We get it. Choi was getting more expensive, entering his third year of arbitration, so the always budget conscious Rays were bound to part ways with Ji-Man. Also, the Rays were needing to clear room on an extremely crammed 40-man roster and with several candidates coming up through the system to take over the first base duties, Choi’s place on the roster seemed redundant. Although the reasoning behind parting...
DRaysBay Nov 17, 2022
Rays Your Voice: Should we care about the Rule 5 draft? Guest Darby Robinson

Rays Your Voice: Should we care about the Rule 5 draft? Guest Darby Robinson

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Why bother with the Rule 5 draft? Darby Robinson is back on the show this week to discuss how the Rays managed to make room for five additions to the 40-man roster, including losing long-tenured players Kevin Kiermaier, Ji-Man Choi, and Ryan Yarbrough. While all three of those players have played key roles in turning the Rays into perennial contenders, it was clear to most that 2022 would probably be their last season in St. Petersburg, for multiple reasons. The deadline to add Rule 5 eligible prospects to the roster was this past...
Rum Bunter Nov 11, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates: Analyzing New First Baseman Ji-Man Choi

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Ji-Man Choi from the Tampa Bay Rays, so what does the Korean infielder bring to his new organization? The Pittsburgh Pirates recently acquired what looks to be their first baseman for the 2023 season in Ji-Man Choi. The long-time Tampa Bay Rays infielder brings a bat that consistently gets on base […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Analyzing New First Baseman Ji-Man Choi - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
DRaysBay Nov 10, 2022
Rays trade Ji-Man Choi & cut five players, including Kevin Kiermaier

Rays trade Ji-Man Choi & cut five players, including Kevin Kiermaier

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Among the cuts, LHP Brendan McKay has been retained and will be on the Triple-A roster. The Tampa Bay Rays have made six roster moves this week, having officially declined the 2023 club option on CF Kevin Kiermaier this afternoon, making him a free agent, and rounding out the roster deadline with the trade of 1B Ji-Man Choi to the Pirates. Earlier this week the Rays placed RHP Nick Anderson, LHP Brendan McKay, OF Roman Quinn and RHP Jimmy Yacabonis on outright waivers. All four cleared waivers. McKay has been outrighted to Triple-A...

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