Longoria back in Rays' starting lineup

The SportsXchange

Tampa Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was placed in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays after being activated from the 60-day disabled list earlier Tuesday.

To make room on the active roster, infielder Will Rhymes was optioned to Triple-A Durham.

The Rays have been shut out over their last 21 innings, so they need the offensive punch provided by Longoria, who has been out since April 30 with a partially torn left hamstring,

He was just 5-for-25 with seven walks and eight strikeouts in his minor-league rehab stint, but had two hits in the final game on Sunday.

Manager Joe Maddon has said he will use Longoria as a DH until the hamstring is fully healed.

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