Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is headed to the disabled list with a strained left oblique and is expected to miss at least three weeks, Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times reports.
The Rays have called up veteran infield Felipe Lopez, who is expected to join the Rays in time for today's game. The team will have to make another move to get him on the 40-man roster.
Longoria had an MRI on Sunday morning after leaving Saturday's game in the fifth inning.
"It's just unfortunate," manager Joe Maddon said. "We're having a hard time scoring runs out of the chute. He's probably our best run producer and now we don't have him. We're just going to have to make some adjustments and keep playing."
Sean Rodriguez will likely get most of the playing time at third, with Lopez playing some as well.
Longoria didn't have a hit yet in the team's first two games.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.