Evan Longoria returns to Rays lineup



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Evan Longoria doesn’t see himself as the savior for Tampa Bay’s struggling offense.

The three-time All-Star rejoined the Rays lineup on Tuesday night after missing 85 games because of a partially torn left hamstring.

Tampa Bay had announced on Monday’s off day that they planned to activate Longoria from the 60-day disabled list. Longoria was the designated hitter Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Tampa Bay started 15-8, then went 41-44 in his absence. Eight players saw time at third while Longoria was on the DL.