Wade Boggs left Wednesday's game in the fifth inning with slight inflammation in his right knee.
A team spokesman said Boggs came out of the game for "strictly precautionary" reasons.
Boggs went 1-for-3, his second-inning single moving him within three hits of the 3,000 milestone.
The Rays are off today and open a six-game homestand Friday against Cleveland.
_ MARC TOPKIN