Longoria "a little bit sore,'' should play Sunday
Evan Longoria was "a little bit sore" after playing consecutive games at DH for Triple-A Durham and isn't in the lineup tonight, but the Rays don't consider it anything abnormal and expect him to continue his rehab assignment on Sunday, manager Joe Maddon said.
"He just felt a little bit sore but nothing abnormal,'' Maddon said. "He wanted to play. But (Longoria and head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield) talked it over and Ronnie felt, they agreed it was just best to let him just sit tonight.''
Longoria is being used as a DH with the hope that he can return to the Rays as soon as next week. He has been out since partially tearing his left hamstring on April 30.