In 30 games before the injury, he batted .275 with two home runs and 11 RBIs, and rejoins the Rays when they are struggling offensively, having recorded just 18 hits during a five-game losing streak.
"He's going to help [offensively], there's no doubt about that," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. "We're excited to have him back. To be able to plug our first baseman that we anticipated being with us all year back in the lineup, that'll help."
In a corresponding move, the Rays optioned right-hander Preston Guilmet, who tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings on Wednesday, to Triple-A Durham.
Troy Provost-Heron is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.