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Evan Longoria | Third Baseman | #3

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (3) / TB
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Evan Longoria (thumb) is back in the Rays' starting lineup Sunday versus the Indians.
Longoria will start at third base and hit third against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber after missing Saturday's game with a bruised left thumb. It was never a serious concern. Aug 13 - 9:48 AM

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Evan Longoria (thumb) is not in the Rays' starting lineup on Saturday.

Longoria sustained a minor thumb injury during Friday's game. He feels much better and may available as a pinch hitter off the bench on Saturday and should rejoin the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale.
Aug 12 - 2:55 PM

Evan Longoria hit for the cycle Tuesday as the Rays beat the Astros 6-4.

The double came in the ninth, and Longoria was originally ruled out on the play before replay correctly overturned the call. Longoria's triple came in the third and was his first of the year. He hit his 17th homer in the first. He's batting .343 with five homers since the beginning of July, and his .797 OPS is his highest mark since the second week of the season.
Aug 2 - 12:22 AM

Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Rays' defeat of the Orioles on Wednesday.

Longoria launched a two-run homer off Ubaldo Jimenez in the bottom of the sixth inning and he singled and scored in the bottom of the eighth. He's slashing .273/.324/.454 with 15 home runs and 61 RBI in 99 games this year.
Jul 26 - 3:25 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

Longoria plated two with an RBI single in the third inning. The multi-hit game was the latest in what's been a scorching start to the second half for the 31-year-old, who's 12-for-32 with six RBI and five runs in eight games since the break. Longoria is now hitting .269/.321/.447 with 14 homers and 59 RBI on the year.
Jul 22 - 10:46 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the A's.

The double was Longo's 25th of the season. In addition, the veteran third baseman is slashing .269/.322/.451 with 14 homers and 57 RBI over the course of 93 games played. The numbers might not be as crisp as they were in his prime, but he remains a respectable enough run-producer for the Rays.
Jul 19 - 7:43 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 and hit his 14th homer against the A's on Monday.

Longoria has hit in 18 of his last 20 games, raising his average to .269. He had been under .250 most of the season, but now he's right up against his career average of .271.
Jul 18 - 1:06 AM

Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

This was Longoria's sixth game of at least three hits this season. Four of his 24 doubles on the year have come in his last seven games. On the whole, the veteran third baseman is slashing .264/.321/.434 with 13 homers and 55 RBI over the course of 90 games played.
Jul 16 - 6:50 PM

Evan Longoria homered and doubled Friday as the Rays edged the Angels 2-1 in 10 innings.

Longoria's hits were the only two the Rays had until Wilson Ramos singled and Brad Miller doubled him with two outs in the 10th. It was Longoria's 13th homer. He's been a disappointment, for sure, but he's still on pace for 23 homers and 96 RBI.
Jul 15 - 1:35 AM

Evan Longoria drove in two runs Sunday in the Rays’ come-from-behind win over the Red Sox.

He drove in the Rays’ first run with an RBI single in the first and added to his tally with a sac fly that scored Steven Souza in the third. Longoria’s home runs are down from last year—he went to the break with 19 round-trippers in 2016 compared to the 12 he has this season. But he’s still been plenty productive with 22 doubles, 46 runs scored and 53 RBI.
Jul 9 - 4:54 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-5 and drove in a run during Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

Both of his knocks were doubles, including the one in the first inning that plated a run to open the scoring in the contest. Longoria is having a moderately productive season, slashing .255/.319/.438 with 12 home runs, 47 RBI and 43 runs scored in 342 plate appearances.
Jun 29 - 12:40 AM

Evan Longoria drilled his 12th homer Sunday in the Rays’ loss to Baltimore.

Longoria launched a three-run homer off Chris Tillman in the fifth inning for his only hit of the afternoon. It was Longoria’s ninth homer in 66 lifetime at-bats off Tillman. Longoria has rediscovered his power stroke with two homers and eight RBI over his last three games, though his season average still sits at a disappointing .253.
Jun 25 - 5:13 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

Longoria hit his 11th homer of the season in the third inning against Orioles starter Dylan Bundy. He's got a couple homers in the past week, but it's been a relatively disappointing season for the third baseman through most of three months. After slugging 36 homers with 98 RBI last season, Longoria is hitting .253/.320/.428 in 74 games, almost an identical pace to his 2014 season in which he hit 22 homers with 91 RBI and 83 runs scored. Owners wouldn't scoff at those numbers, but most probably paid for more from the 31-year-old in March drafts.
Jun 24 - 7:34 PM

Evan Longoria is getting the day off Wednesday.

Trevor Plouffe will start at third base and bat fifth in the afternoon game versus Reds right-hander Tim Adleman. Longoria has been slumping in June, though he did hit a double in Tuesday night's victory over Cincinnati.
Jun 21 - 9:37 AM

Evan Longoria went 0-for-4 on Monday and is 1-for-13 in his last four games.

What if Longoria's strong 2016 was less a return to form than it was a last hurrah? His average sits at .249 right now, and his power has returned to 2014-2015 levels (or less, if you want to factor in the way slugging has increased since then). On the plus side, he's getting better marks for defense this year than he did last season, and since the Rays offense is so much better than last year, his run and RBI numbers are solid.
Jun 19 - 11:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Brad Miller
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Lucas Duda
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Jacob Faria
6Austin Pruitt
7Blake Snell
8Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Dan Jennings
4Xavier Cedeno
5Tommy Hunter
6Steve Cishek
7Kevin Gadea
8Sergio Romo
9Jose Alvarado
10Shawn Tolleson