Bartlett worked out before the Rays faced the Florida Marlins on Saturday night. He plans to begin a brief minor league rehab stint with Triple-A Durham on Monday, then expects to be activated from the 15-day disabled list and return to Tampa Bay's lineup Wednesday against Atlanta.
An All-Star a year ago, Bartlett is batting .231 with one homer and 22 RBIs in 48 games this season. He has been out since May 30 with a right hamstring strain.
Manager Joe Maddon said Bartlett will play seven innings in the field for Durham on Monday. He will be used as a designated hitter the following day.