"We're not back to square one by any means," Longoria said. "I've actually been feeling better these past couple days than I had at any point throughout the rehab even when I went out to play. Whatever we got past, we're past it. And I think it's just a matter of fighting the urge to go hard right now and letting it heal up to 100 percent."
There is still no set timetable for when Longoria will return to the Rays lineup, and at this point he wants to be completely healed and not return too early and risk injuring himself further.
Longoria, out since early May with a partially torn left hamstring, said the big tests will be the mental and physical hurdle of acceleration and baserunning drills the next couple days. If all goes well he could start rehab assignment around the end of this trip.
The Rays have been up and down without Longoria in the lineup, but getting has bat back in there can only help.
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