The Rays encountered a familiar malady Sunday, one that has been dogging the team’s otherwise successful season. First baseman Ji-Man Choi and starting pitcher Chris Archer left the game against the Chicago White Sox after injuries.
Choi had tightness in his left hamstring after scoring in the first inning.
Archer, in his first game after spending time on the 60-game injured list, lasted 41 pitches before experiencing tightness in his left hip, the same issue that plagued him in a minor-league rehab start earlier in the season.
Also, the Rays placed designated hitter Nelson Cruz on the COVID-19 injured list.
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