Rays SS Jason Bartlett ready to begin rehab stint
Tampa Bay shortstop Jason Bartlett is close to rejoining the
Rays after taking batting practice and doing some running to test
his injured right hamstring at Tropicana Field.
Bartlett worked out before the Rays faced the Florida Marlins on
Saturday night. He plans to begin a brief minor league rehab stint
with Triple-A Durham on Monday, then expects to be activated from
the 15-day disabled list and return to Tampa Bay’s lineup Wednesday
An All-Star a year ago, Bartlett is batting .231 with one homer
and 22 RBIs in 48 games this season. He has been out since May 30
with a right hamstring strain.
Manager Joe Maddon said Bartlett will play seven innings in the
field for Durham on Monday. He will be used as a designated hitter
the following day.