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Rays’ Longoria has plantar fasciitis, will be DH

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Published:   |   Updated: June 14, 2013 at 07:14 PM
ST. PETERSBURG -

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has plantar fasciitis, painful inflammation on the sole of the foot, in his right foot.

“Just a little plantar issue.” Longoria said. “It's probably been bothering me for like two weeks now. But it kind of gets to the point where I don't really feel like I'm doing it any good to go out there and run around on it. I can DH and still be effective. It's just kind of -- we've had some long games, and some of those games in the Boston series, I was hurting by the end of the game. The hope is that, with a couple DH days, stay off of the turf here and then get the off-day going into Boston, that should give it enough time to be fine and I should be back out there.”

Longoria was the designated hitter Thursday against the Kansas City Royals. He will serve as the DH again Friday night.

Longoria could be the DH through the weekend, Maddon said.

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