PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) - Evan Longoria says his surgically-repaired left hamstring feels good, and the Tampa Bay Rays are determined to do everything they can make sure that doesn't change.
Keeping the 27-year-old slugger's bat in the middle of the lineup - and off the disabled list - figures to be one of the keys to remaining competitive in the rugged AL East, so the team is pondering ways to help the three-time All-Star stay on the field for an entire season.
Longoria has spent time on the DL three of the past five seasons, including a three-month stretch last summer that might have cost the Rays a playoff berth.
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