ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Evan Longoria will be the designated hitter for the Tampa Bay Rays, one day after getting hit on the left hip by a pitch.
The third baseman got a break from playing the field in Friday night's game against the New York Yankees. He left Thursday night's game in Toronto in the eighth inning because of a bruise.
Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria moves out of the way of an inside pitch from Toronto Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
"Hopefully a day and he'll be back out there," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "But he got squared up pretty good in kind of an awkward spot."
Tampa Bay made a series of moves Friday.
Left-handed reliever Jeff Beliveau was put on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore shoulder and outfielder Mikie Mahtook was optioned to Triple-A Durham. Left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser and infielder Ryan Brett were both recalled from Durham.
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