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Rays Said to Have Interest in Ryan Roberts

According to Yahoo Sports, the Rays are interested in Diamondbacks infielder Ryan Roberts.

Evan Longoria’s return date remains a mystery, even though he will be accompanying the team on it’s three-stop road trip that begins Tuesday night in Baltimore. Without Longoria, the team has been sputtering on offense.

Roberts, 31, is hitting .252 with six home runs and six stolen bases. He can play different positions, which historically has been the norm for what the Rays like in an infielder. If acquired, Roberts could fill in at third base until Longoria returned then move to another infield position.

The Rays have had little luck with veteran infielders this season beginning with a stint by Drew Sutton followed by Brooks Conrad’s current stint.

–Bill Chastain

Longoria Feeling Better

Evan Longoria returned to practice Thursday a day after leaving practice early due to the lingering effects of having his wisdom teeth removed.

“It definitely helped out,” Longoria said. “Just one of those things where they felt it was just better for them to let me rest.  I feel better today.  It’s still there, but I talked to the dentist yesterday and it was kind of one of those things were there’s no cure for it. So you just kind of wait it out. Let the pain just heal itself, I guess.”

–Bill Chastain

Longoria Leaves Practice Early

The Rays are in the midst of their first full squad workout today, but they are down one Rookie of the Year as Evan Longoria left practice early due to discomfort from his wisdom teeth extractions on Friday. The Rays wanted to be cautious against any possible infection.

–Bill Chastain