Evan Longoria RUMORS & NEWS

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    One concept kicked around in at least one corner of STL organization: pursue Price&Longoria. But 0 indication actually being discussed w/TB.

  • Longo homers twice as Rays trounce Yanks 8-2, New York eliminated

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said before Wednesday's game he expected to see a different David Price than the one who's showed up for his most recent starts. Maddon said Price appeared motivated this week seemed more animated around the clubhouse and in the dugout. “I think you're going..." September 26

  • Evan Longoria on A-Rod’s return to Yankees: ‘I don’t think it’s fair’

    SI.com "Evan Longoria spoke to SI.com’s Jimmy Traina for his Hot Clicks Podcast on Thursday and had a few things to say about performance-enhancing drug use in the game and Alex Rodriguez’s return to the rival New York Yankees. On the latter subject Longoria expressed dismay that Rodriguez’s appeal of his..." August 09

  • Longoria eyes return in Houston

    Tampa Tribune "3B Evan Longoria took early fielding practice and hit with the rest of the team before Monday's game with the Astros, his first on-field activity since leaving Friday's game with a tear in the plantar fascia of his right foot. "It didn't really bother me a whole lot," he said. The tear..." July 02

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays Longoria said he feels better today, hopes it will only be a couple days until he returns but admits nothing certain. No DL for now.

  • Rays' Longoria leaves game with injury

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left Tropicana Field with his right foot in a boot after leaving the game against the Detroit Tigers in the second inning because he irritated the plantar fasciitis in the foot. Longoria will be reevaluated this afternoon. "We'll know more..." June 29

  • Rays’ Longoria has plantar fasciitis, will be DH

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has plantar fasciitis, painful inflammation on the sole of the foot, in his right foot. “Just a little plantar issue.” Longoria said. “It's probably been bothering me for like two weeks now. But it kind of gets to the point where I don't really feel..." June 15

  • Rays' Longoria building strength after shaky start

    Tampa Tribune "Evan Longoria's legs felt fine as spring training came to an end and the regular season dawned. But that's spring training, where innings are limited and days off are many. One of the biggest questions surrounding the Tampa Bay Rays as they embarked on the 2013 season — Longoria's health — did..." May 25

  • Rays' Longoria: Strength is building after shaky start

    Tampa Tribune "Evan Longoria's legs felt fine as spring training came to an end and the regular season dawned. But that's spring training, where innings are limited and days off are many. One of the biggest questions surrounding the Tampa Bay Rays as they embarked on the 2013 season — Longoria's health —..." May 24

  • Royals’ Shields is puzzled, disappointed by Longoria’s comments

    Kansas City Star "Royals pitcher James Shields isn’t sure how to react to comments by former teammate Evan Longoria about the “better mental state” of the Tampa Bay clubhouse. Longoria told the Tampa Bay Times that the offseason departures of Shields and now-Atlanta outfielder B.J. Upton provide a benefit in..." April 04

  • Royals’ Shields is puzzled, disappointed by Longoria’s comments

    Kansas City Star "Royals pitcher James Shields isn’t sure how to react to comments by former teammate Evan Longoria about the “better mental state” of the Tampa Bay clubhouse. Longoria told the Tampa Bay Times that the offseason departures of Shields and now-Atlanta outfielder B.J. Upton provide a benefit in..." April 03

  • Longoria right on target

    Tampa Tribune "First game of the spring, a chance for 3B Evan Longoria to ease back into action? Hardly. Longoria had two hits Tuesday and found himself running around the bases in the Rays' 7-2, rain-shortened six-inning win against the visiting Astros at Charlotte Sports Park. "I felt good. I felt like..." February 27

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria 'feeling like a new man'

    Tampa Bay Times "This year is going to be different for Evan Longoria. There's the baby he and girlfriend Jaime Edmondson are expecting just before opening day. The attention, and expectations, that come with his $100 million contract extension. A decision to take on an increased leadership role in the Rays..." February 13

  • Longoria enjoys Winter X before spring training

    Fox Sports Florida "Evan Longoria bundled up before stepping out into the cold, zipping his bright blue winter jacket all the way up, putting on his scarf and pulling his gray stocking cap tight over his ears. This wasn't exactly baseball weather. The Tampa Bay Rays third baseman spent Saturday hanging out with..." January 27

  • Tampa Bay Rays extend Evan Longoria deal through 2022 for $100M

    Tampa Bay Times "In a surprising and significant move, the Rays have extended the contract of 3B Evan Longoria an additional six years through the 2022 season, for an additional $100-million. According to the team release, Longoria's new contract incorporates the salaries for 2013 through 2016 from his original..." November 26

  • Rays sign Longoria to contract extension through 2022

    Tampa Tribune "The Rays announced this morning they have signed third baseman Evan Longoria to a contract extension that could keep him in a Tampa Bay uniform through the 2023 season. The team will pick up the club options through 2016 and extend the contract through 2022 with an additional $100 million..." November 26

  • Evan Longoria and Rays sign 100 million dollar extension through 2022

    ESPN.com "Evan Longoria has agreed to a $100 million contract extension that could keep him with the Tampa Bay Rays through the 2023 season. The deal maintains the terms of his contract through 2016 and then tacks on six more years for the $100 million. The team has an option for 2023. "We drafted..." November 26

  • Evan Longoria's health a key for Rays in offseason

    Tampa Bay Times "As if they needed the reminder of his three-homer performance in Wednesday's season finale, the Rays are so much better with 3B Evan Longoria in the lineup. And with Longoria missing 88 games this season after a left hamstring injury, and more than 20 percent of the Rays' games (163 of 800)..." October 05

  • Evan Longoria hits three homers, has shot at fourth

    Hardball Talk "Evan Longoria hit solo homers in his first three at-bats against the Orioles on Wednesday and likely will have a shot at as a fourth with the Rays up 4-0 in the contest. Longoria entered with 14 homers in 73 games this season. He took Chris Tillman deep in the first and fourth innings tonight..." October 03

  • Longoria homers in ninth to give Rays eighth straight win

    Tampa Tribune "The offense, what little of it there was Thursday night, disappeared after the fifth inning. For those familiar with the script used by the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this season, that was a bad sign. But these are better days for the Rays, days when they believe they will win, and they..." September 28

  • Evan Longoria relates to Sox rookie Will Middlebrooks

    Boston Herald "Will Middlebrooks may as well be the invisible man. Middlebrooks is here, part of the Red Sox [team stats] traveling party for a week-long road trip that ends tonight with the finale of a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. But for five weeks, a broken right wrist..." September 20

  • Evan Longoria injury update: Tampa Bay Rays star leaves game as precaution

    Sporting News "Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, who missed more than three months of the season with a hamstring injury, was taken out of today's game against the visiting New York Yankees as a precautionary move, the team said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Longoria left after seven..." September 03

  • Longoria will alternate between 3B, DH

    Tampa Tribune "After serving as the DH in the Tampa Bay's 5-3 win against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, Evan Longoria is expected to return to third base tonight when the Rays begin a three-game series with the A's. Manager Joe Maddon said Longoria will alternate between third and DH during the series..." August 23

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria makes first start at third base since coming off disabled list

    Tampa Bay Times "As long as Evan Longoria thought about and prepared for his anticipated return to third base, he was still nervous, and hesitant about when the right time was. That's why Longoria left the "tough decision" in the hands of Rays manager Joe Maddon, who told him he was ready by penciling the..." August 22

  • Longoria "excited" and "nervous" about returning to third base

    Tampa Bay Times "Evan Longoria will make his much anticipated return to third base tonight for the Tampa Bay Rays, his first start there since coming off the disabled list. Longoria said he's excited for it, having thought about it for a long time, but is admittedly nervous, not knowing exactly what to..." August 21

  • Longoria, Maddon feel at home

    Tampa Tribune "The smile was the only answer needed when Evan Longoria was asked if he liked returning to his Southern California home. The 26-year-old star has enjoyed both family and the Angels' pitching staff every time he returns to the area where he grew up. Longoria was born in Downey, Calif., about 30..." August 19

  • Longo looks at day off as investing in future

    Tampa Tribune "After getting the day off during Monday's 4-1 win over the Mariners, the Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria was back in the lineup Tuesday night and batting fourth as designated hitter. The three-time All-Star said he's feeling "real good" and that the day off was an investment for the..." August 15

  • Longoria gets a day to rest

    Tampa Tribune "Though he wasn't in the starting lineup Monday against Seattle, Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria said he's feeling fine and should be back in there tonight. Rays manager Joe Maddon was looking for a good day to give Longoria some rest and said Monday's series opener against the Mariners..." August 14

  • Longoria: "I'm not the savior"

    Tampa Bay Times "Evan Longoria was excited to rejoin the Rays on Tuesday, but did his best to temper expectations of his impact on the stagnant offense. "I'm not the savior,'' Longoria said. "I'm really happy to be back. And hopefully I'm able to change the complexion of the lineup. Maybe not go out and hit two..." August 07

  • Longoria to ease into return as Rays' DH

    Tampa Tribune "The long-awaited, much-anticipated, once-delayed return of Evan Longoria will occur today when the Tampa Bay Rays activate the third baseman before tonight's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. "Thanks for all the support, can't wait to be back in a Rays uni (tonight)! See you there," Longoria..." August 07

  • Evan Longoria will rejoin Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday

    Tampa Bay Times "The Tampa Bay Rays have announced that Evan Longoria will be activated for Tuesday's game. Will Rhymes was optioned back to Durham. Longoria, a three-time All-Star, hasn't played since April 30 due to a partially torn left hamstring, leaving a significant hole in the Rays lineup. He's coming..." August 07

  • Longoria could return Tuesday

    Tampa Tribune "It's possible that Evan Longoria could return to active duty Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, when the Rays open a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Rays manager Joe Maddon termed it a "50-50'' proposition, but was encouraged that Longoria felt good enough to play Sunday for..." August 06

  • Evan Longoria has soreness, delaying return to Tampa Bay Rays

    Tampa Bay Times "Just when the news was encouraging about Evan Longoria's potential return to the Rays lineup, he felt soreness in his left hamstring Tuesday and will take two days off before resuming his rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham on Thursday. Rays manager Joe Maddon acknowledged the change in..." August 01

  • Tampa Bay Rays encouraged by Evan Longoria's progress in rehab

    Tampa Bay Times "Evan Longoria isn't quite ready to end his rehab assignment and rejoin the Rays, but manager Joe Maddon spoke as optimistically as he has in months about the slugger's return to the lineup. "It's moving along pretty nicely," Maddon said. "It's very exciting. I am encouraged." Longoria on..." July 31

  • Evan Longoria has no healthy issues through two games

    Tampa Bay Times "Evan Longoria played his second rehab game at DH for Triple-A Durham on Friday with no apparent issues from his previously torn left hamstring. But even if all goes well, he likely won't rejoin the Rays until they return home from the current road trip Aug. 3. Despite the seemingly accelerated..." July 28

  • Team won't rush Longoria's return

    Tampa Tribune "3B Evan Longoria played in his second game Friday with Triple-A Durham as he works his way back into shape after missing what is now 77 games with a partially torn left hamstring that occurred April 30. He came through Thursday's game, in which he was 0-for-3 with a walk, in good health, though..." July 28

  • 'See you soon': Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria starts new rehab stint in minors

    Tampa Bay Times "As Rays third baseman Evan Longoria packed Wednesday before leaving for a minor-league rehab assignment tonight with Triple-A Durham, he left his teammates with some encouraging news: "See you soon." Longoria, out since May 1 with a partially torn left hamstring, isn't sure how long the stint..." July 27

  • Longoria making progress

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Rays' transportation team was busy shuffling players to and from Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Wednesday. Newly acquired 3B Ryan Roberts arrived from Phoenix, while 3B Evan Longoria headed to a much-anticipated rehab assignment with the Triple-A Durham Bulls, who..." July 26

  • Tampa Bay Rays say Evan Longoria nearing another rehab assignment

    Tampa Bay Times "Rays manager Joe Maddon said 3B Evan Longoria had an encouraging workout Tuesday at Camden Yards and is "closer than you think" to a rehab assignment. Maddon said Longoria, out since May 1 with a partially torn left hamstring, will do another workout today and be re-evaluated, with the..." July 25

  • Maddon: Longoria "getting better"

    Tampa Bay Times "It's not a major update, but manager Joe Maddon said today 3B Evan Longoria is "getting better" and will join the team on the upcoming road trip with the idea that he will step up his baseball activity. "What we like is that it's getting better,'' Maddon said. "He's feeling less strain on..." July 19

  • Rays' Evan Longoria: 'Not by any means' is season over

    Tampa Bay Times "The grimaces arise when he tries to backhand a ground ball or when he is pressed to provide a date for his return to the Rays lineup. 3B Evan Longoria desperately wishes he could do both. For now, his left hamstring allows him to do neither. Speaking at length about his injury for the first..." July 14

  • Rays 3B Longoria expects to return this season

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria provided an answer this afternoon to the most popular question in the Tampa area: Is his season over? "It's the most popular question in my mind, too," Longoria said. "I don't really have an update. I've seen a lot of reports and a lot of people saying..." July 14

  • Maddon: No plan in place to address Longoria setback

    Tampa Tribune "Rays manager Joe Maddon was asked if there was now a Plan B in place for Evan Longoria, whose left hamstring injury will keep him out of the lineup past the end of the month. His answer: There really isn't one. Looking outside the organization is possible, but so far all executive vice..." July 08

  • Evan Longoria likely out until August

    Tampa Bay Times "Having already played more than two months without Evan Longoria, the Rays are preparing to be without their slugging third baseman until sometime in August. "I have no idea when … he's going to be able to play again," manager Joe Maddon said Saturday. "It's such a hard one to create conjecture..." July 08

  • Evan Longoria pleased with recovery progress

    Tampa Bay Times "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..." June 30

  • Longoria stays optimistic about return

    Tampa Tribune "3B Evan Longoria does not have a timetable for when he will return from his partially torn left hamstring that forced him to miss his 54th game Friday night, but he said his leg feels the best it has since he suffered the injury April 30. "We're not back to square one by any means," Longoria..." June 30

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria 'pretty sore,' but doesn't consider setback huge

    Tampa Bay Times "The Monday night tweak and ensuing soreness third baseman Evan Longoria felt in his left hamstring Tuesday was obviously not good. But he and the Rays say they won't know for a couple of days just how bad of a setback he sustained. Longoria said, "I really don't view it as a huge setback" and..." June 20

  • Rays' Longoria uncertain of return timetable

    Tampa Tribune "It appears Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria tried to return too soon from his partially torn left hamstring. Longoria, who rejoined the Rays on Tuesday, experienced discomfort in the hamstring during the third inning of Monday's rehab start with Triple-A Durham. "I thought the..." June 20

  • Rays' Longoria feels 'discomfort'; Durham rehab on hold

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria's comeback from a partially torn left hamstring has been put on hold after Longoria removed himself from Monday's rehab start with Triple-A Durham in the third inning after feeling discomfort in the hamstring. "Wasn't a re-injury, just felt some..." June 19

  • Longoria pulled in third inning of rehab game

    Tampa Bay Times "Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was pulled in the third inning of a rehab game with Triple-A Durham in Rochester Monday night. There's been no updates from the Bulls or Rays yet, but it doesn't sound like good news for the three-time All Star. Longoria was in his second game with the Bulls..." June 19