Tampa Bay Rays Catalyst Back In The Lineup After Two Months

The Tampa Bay Rays get a key member of the squad back today, after a two month absence. Manuel Margot is back and in right field, batting 3rd for their game against the Kansas City Royals. This lineup card is a sweet sight for Rays fans.

Margot missed two months with a severe patellar tendon strain. He spent the last week on a rehab assignment. When he first slammed into that wall back on June 20th, the injury was so bad that he originally thought he was done for the season. 

“Initially," said Margot, "I thought mentally, I’ve got to get ready for next season... but luckily I was able to come back.”

The Rays are getting healthier, as Harold Ramirez was activated earlier this week, and Wander Franco, though he has suffered a bit of a setback, is hopefully not too far away from returning as well. 

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