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Gabe Kapler could return to Rays next week

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Outfielder Gabe Kapler could return to the Rays as early as next week as he'll soon head out on what manager Joe Maddon said will be a four-game rehab assignent with the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

Kapler, on the disabled list with a right hip flexor strain, said the injury had bothered him off and on since spring training, but he's feeling great now and ready to get back on the field. He said he's done some throwing, swinging and light rehab exercises so far.

"I'm feeling great," Kapler said. "I'm looking forward to getting a couple of at-bats and feel like I can get my timing down. And I'm looking forward to coming back and helping this team win."

[Last modified: Friday, July 23, 2010 12:15am]

    

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