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Evan Longoria | Third Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach St.
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Evan Longoria is considered day-to-day with a bruised hip after being drilled by a pitch during Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.
Longoria appears to have avoided any significant injury, which is fantastic news to Rays fans and fantasy owners alike. He may get a day of rest on Friday, but should return to the lineup at some point over the weekend. Apr 16 - 10:43 PM

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Evan Longoria was removed from Thursday's game against the Blue Jays after being hit by a pitch on his left hip.

Longoria seemed to be the one who paid the price for the wildness of his own team's starter, as Chris Archer had hit a couple of Blue Jays during the game. The severity of the injury is unknown at the moment, but the Rays should have an update on his status after the game.
Apr 16 - 9:28 PM

Evan Longoria launched a solo homer in a loss to the Orioles on Opening Day.

Asdrubal Cabrera provided the only other offense of the game for the Rays with an RBI double in the eighth. Longoria has hit .261 over the past two seasons and doesn't run as much as he used to, but he should still deliver some solid power numbers from the third base position.
Apr 6 - 6:28 PM

Evan Longoria was scratched from the Rays' exhibition lineup on Thursday due to a cold.

It's something he would play through if this were the regular season. Opening Day for the Rays is Monday.
Apr 2 - 9:31 AM

Evan Longoria hit his second homer Thursday as part of the Rays' 6-5 win over the Yankees.

Longoria is batting .286 this spring, though it comes with a 12/1 K/BB ratio in 35 at-bats. Most likely, he'll experience at least a modest resurgence in 2015. Still, we wouldn't pay the price to get him in fantasy leagues. Part of the reason is that the Rays figure to be so poor offensively around him.
Mar 26 - 5:11 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 and hit his first homer of the spring Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.

The homer came off Mark Buehrle. Longoria is off to an 8-for-22 start.
Mar 18 - 4:53 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported that neither Ben Zobrist nor Evan Longoria have been part of the Rays' trade discussions.

The Rays are looking at Nationals' outfielder Steven Souza as they work to complete a trade of Wil Myers to the Padres, but for the time being, it seems that they are more likely to trade out of prospect depth than they are to trade from their stable of major league talent. Longoria is the face of the franchise and while the Rays have shown a willingness to move any talent in the right deal, it would probably take quite a bit to bid farewell to their perennial All Star.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 02:01:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rays will hire Kevin Cash as their new manager.

Raul Ibanez withdrew his name from consideration this week, which left Cash and Don Wakamatsu as the finalists. Cash, who turns 37 on Saturday, spent parts of eight seasons as a big-league catcher and has been the Indians bullpen coach for the past two seasons. Replacing Joe Maddon is a tough burden for anyone, but the Rays are hopeful that he can be a quality long-term manager.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 01:06:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Rays are likely to choose a new manager by the end of the weekend.

Raul Ibanez has withdrawn his name from consideration, so that leaves Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu as the finalists. The Rays conducted interviews with both candidates this week.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 05:45:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays will begin interviews with finalists for their managerial vacancy on Tuesday, starting with Don Wakamatsu.

The Rays began the process with a lengthy list, but they have identified Wakamatsu, Kevin Cash, and Raul Ibanez as finalists. For what it's worth, Wakamatsu is the only one among the group with previous managerial experience in the big leagues.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports hears Kevin Cash has a "strong chance" at being the next Rays manager.

Cash, the Indians' bullpen coach, is up against Don Wakamatsu and Raul Ibanez for the job. The Rays have said they will conduct interviews next week, so it appears nothing will be determined before then. Cash is a Tampa Bay native and was also a finalist for the Rangers' job before they hired Jeff Banister last month.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 09:18:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays will bring in each of their three managerial finalists for another interview during the week of December 1.

That means that a resolution to this situation is going to take at least another week and a half. All three are very well respected around the league, with Wakamatsu the only one of the group who has previous managerial experience in the big leagues.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 08:57:00 AM

The Rays have narrowed down their managerial search to three finalists: Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu.

Wakamatsu is the only one of the trio who has previous experience as a major league manager. The surprise in this announcement, is that bench coach Dave Martinez, who was widely considered to be the favorite for the gig, wasn't even among the finalists.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 05:25:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Manny Acta is out of the running for the Rays' manager job.

He has the most big league managerial experience of anyone who interviewed, but the Rays have decided to pass. Acta and Craig Counsell have now been crossed off the list, and the Rays reportedly have narrowed their search down to three names.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 02:57:00 PM

MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports that Craig Counsell has pulled out of the running for the Rays' manager job.

Counsell was one of 10 candidate to interview for the gig. He will continue with his job as special assistant to Brewers general manager Doug Melvin.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:45:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2Allan Dykstra
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Drew Smyly
5Nate Karns
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Alex Colome
8Matt Andriese
9Matt Moore
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Grant Balfour
4Ernesto Frieri
5Kevin Jepsen
6Jeff Beliveau
7Steve Geltz
8Jose Dominguez
9C.J. Riefenhauser
10Brandon Gomes