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As we mentioned yesterday, Evan Longoria is looking to avoid the disabled list despite dealing with plantar fasciitis. He has been playing through the pain, but is now getting some rest. However, Longoria feels ready to return to the lineup and is determined to stay off the DL.
According to Glenn Sattell of MLB.com, Longoria hopes to play again within the next couple of days. He understands he's taking up a roster spot without playing, but if he can go, Longoria wants to play. The goal is to avoid the disabled list without missing too many more games. Unfortunately, his foot is still bothering him, so until he gets out on the field, we won't truly know how well he can perform and if he can stick it out.
"I don't have any answers as to when I'll play but I'm going to make a bid for them not to make any moves and then play, hopefully in the next couple of days," Longoria said Monday. "I'll be able to pinch-hit [Monday night]. I want to play [Tuesday]. So I'll talk to Joe [Maddon] and see how that goes. A couple of lefties the next couple of days, so I really want to play."
Longoria is having a solid season as usual. This year, he is hitting .298/.367/.550 with 17 home runs. His home run total already matches the number he hit in his injury-plagued 2012 season. Overall, the 27-year old Longoria is a .279/.361/.520 hitter. He is a three-time All-Star and could very well be the key to the Rays leap-frogging to the top of the AL East.
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The Rays are a different team when Longoria is healthy and playing. Last season, they turned things around nicely when Longoria returned. It still was not enough to vault them into the postseason, but the club finished above .500 for a fifth consecutive season. The seem poised to make that six straight seasons, but whether the Rays make the playoffs could largely depend on Longoria's health.
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The Tampa Bay Rays are not expected to place Evan Longoria on the disabled list despite the fact that he has been battling plantar fasciitis. The inflammation in Longoria's foot has been going on for about a month now, but Longoria has found a way to play through the pain for the most part. He is optimistic that he will be able to avoid a trip to the DL.
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