Rays’ B.J. Upton returns from DL

The Tampa Bay Rays have reinstated center fielder B.J. Upton

from the 15-day disabled list.

Upton had been sidelined with lower back soreness. He was hurt

in an outfield collision with teammate Desmond Jennings in a spring

training game against Miami on March 14.

Upton went 3 for 21 in seven minor-league rehab games with

Single-A Charlotte and Double-A Montgomery.

Utility man Stephen Vogt was optioned to Triple-A Durham.

The moves were announced before Tampa Bay’s game Friday night

against Minnesota.