Rays' Evan Longoria: Reenters lineup Monday

Longoria (neck) will play third base and bat third in the lineup in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Manager Kevin Cash said that Longoria was feeling better after fighting a stiff neck Sunday, so the veteran will return to the lineup after just a one-game absence. After slugging a career-high 36 homers last season, the 31-year-old showed that he's still capable of offering elite production. Considering that he's appeared in at least 160 games four straight times, Longoria's durability no longer seems to be a concern either.

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