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Evan Longoria set to return to Rays' lineup

4:36 PM, Aug 6, 2012   |    comments
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria
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St. Petersburg, Florida (Sports Network) - Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria will be activated from the disabled list in time for Tuesday's series-opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Longoria, 26, sustained a partially-torn left hamstring on April 30. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list the following day and transferred to the 60-day DL on July 24.

Prior to the injury, the three-time All-Star had started 23 games for the Rays and hit .329 with four home runs and 19 RBI.

The Rays were 15-8 with Longoria in the lineup, but are just 41-44 since he was sidelined.

In his latest rehab assignment, Longoria went 5-25 in eight games with AAA Durham, with 3 RBI and seven walks. 

To make room for Longoria on the active roster, infielder Will Rhymes was optioned to Durham. Rhymes, 29, batted .228 in 47 games for the Rays this season.

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