by Steve Carney

Ryan Roberts had a fantastic game Monday in the Rays 12-0 win over Houston.  Unfortunately, it will be his last with the team for now.

The infielder was optioned back to Triple-A Durham Tuesday afternoon, to make room for pitcher David Price, who was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list.

Roberts was called up Friday, when Alex Colome was sent down, as depth for the infield, as third baseman Evan Longoria has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

The move likely means that Longoria is ready to return to action.  He has missed the last three games.