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Desmond Jennings Activated; Rays Option Rich Thompson

May 5, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings (8) is congratulated by teammates after he scored in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
May 5, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings (8) is congratulated by teammates after he scored in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The Tampa Bay Rays have activated left fielder Desmond Jennings from their 15-day disabled list, according to Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune. To make room for Jennings on their roster, the Rays optioned outfielder Rich Thompson to Triple-A Durham.

Jennings has been out since May 11 while dealing with a sprained left knee. After being shut down for much of May due to the knee injury, Jennings began a minor league rehab stint which lasted four games. Over those four games Jennings went 3-15 with a double and two runs scored while playing for the Rays High- and Triple-A affiliates.

Prior to his injury, Jennings had hit at a clip of .265/.333/.398 with seven extra-base hits, 20 runs scored, 11 RBIs and eight stolen bases over his first 113 at-bats of the season.

Thompson had appeared in eight games for the Rays this season, only collecting one hit over his 16 at-bats.