Rays' Margot returns from knee injury, 60-day IL

by Daryn Albert - Rays outfielder Manuel Margot, who suffered a right knee injury on June 20, was activated off the 60-day injured list and started Saturday's game against the Royals.

Tampa Bay Rays' Manuel Margot activated off 60-day injury list 2:12 PM ET Reuters Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Manuel Margot , who hasn't played since injuring his right knee on June 20, was activated from the 60-day injured list on Saturday. He was in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals , playing right field and batting third. The 27-year-old Margot, who suffered the injury while trying to make a leaping catch at the fence on June 20 against the New York Yankees , was transferred to the 60-day IL on June 23. He batted .231 with two RBIs in seven rehab games at two minor league levels. Margot was batting .302 with three homers and 27 RBIs in 51 games before the injury. The Rays made room on the active roster by placing outfielder Roman Quinn on the 10-day IL with a left knee contusion. Right-hander Ralph Garza Jr . was designated for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster. Quinn, 29, batted .262 with four RBIs in 21 games since signing with the Rays on July 21. Garza, 28, was 2-2 with a 3.34 ERA in 19 appearances out of the Tampa Bay bullpen.