Though Rays 3B Evan Longoria has not resumed baseball activities and there's no timetable for his return, he insists he hasn't had a huge setback and is encouraged that rest was the best decision for his partially torn left hamstring.

Longoria, hurt April 30 while stealing a base, said he hasn't done much since his precautionary decision to end a minor-league rehab stint June 18. But after admittedly trying to do "too much, too soon," he's now moving in the "right direction."

"We're not back to square one by any means," Longoria said. "I've actually been feeling better these past couple days than I had at any point throughout the rehab, even when I went out to play.

"I think it's just a matter of fighting the urge to go hard right now and letting it heal up to 100 percent."

Longoria said he has "accelerated" his workouts over the past couple of days but will wait to get direction from the athletic training staff when he can do batting practice and fielding drills.

Longoria said he'd have to do them and baserunning before starting another rehab assignment but believes those steps will "go a lot faster" this time because he fe