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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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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. Dec 17 - 2:01 PM

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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.
Dec 5 - 1:06 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Raul Ibanez has withdrawn his name from consideration, so that leaves Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu as the finalists.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.
Dec 4 - 5:45 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.
Dec 2 - 10:12 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.
Nov 25 - 9:18 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.
Nov 22 - 8:57 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.
Nov 21 - 5:25 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.
Nov 21 - 2:57 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.
Nov 21 - 10:45 AM

Evan Longoria (forearm) returned to the starting lineup for the MLB All-Stars Thursday in Japan.

Longoria made an early exit from Monday's game in Tokyo after being hit on the left forearm by a pitch, but that was merely a precautionary move. He hit a home run Thursday in the final game of the 10-day tour.
Nov 20 - 10:52 AM

Evan Longoria exited Monday's game in Japan after being hit by a pitch on the left forearm.

He was removed from the game as a precaution, as Longo only has a bruise. Longoria is in Japan along with other MLB All-Stars as part of a five-game postseason tour.
Nov 18 - 9:15 AM

The Rays interviewed Barry Larkin for their managerial opening Saturday.

Larkin was the final candidate to be interviewed, so Saturday's meeting marked the end of the first round of interviews. The team will now likely narrow its list and conduct another round of interviews before settling on a successor for Joe Maddon. Larkin gained some managerial experience managing Brazil in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, but he hasn't yet held a position as a major league manager.
Nov 15 - 4:46 PM

The Rays interviewed Indians bench coach Kevin Cash for their managerial opening Wednesday.

The Cash interview leaves on late additions Barry Larkin and Doug Glanville left to be interviewed. Cash was also in the running for the Rangers' open managerial position.
Nov 12 - 9:26 PM

The Rays interviewed Dave Martinez and Manny Acta for their managerial opening Saturday.

This is after the team talked with Craig Counsell, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu by phone Friday. None of this is news, as the team unveiled its list of candidates on Thursday. Of note, however, is Tampa Bay Times reporter Marc Topkin having listed Martinez as the leading candidate for the job after Joe Maddon left in late October. The organization will likely move quickly to hire a replacement so they can turn their attention to player personnel decisions.
Nov 8 - 4:17 PM

The Rays spoke with managerial candidates Craig Counsell, Raul Ibanez, and Don Wakamatsu by phone on Friday.

Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman released a list of preliminary candidates on Thursday which also included Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, former major league manager Manny Acta, Triple-A Durham manager Charlie Montoyo, Giants bench coach Ron Wotus, and Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Martinez likely deserves to be considered the favorite, but the Rays are going to be thorough in their search for Joe Maddon's replacement.
Nov 7 - 5:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3Justin O'Conner
4Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Ryan Brett
4Eugenio Velez
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Nick Franklin
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Corey Brown
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Matt Moore
3Chris Archer
4Jake Odorizzi
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Colome
7Nate Karns
8Matt Andriese
9Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Ernesto Frieri
3Brad Boxberger
4Grant Balfour
5Kevin Jepsen
6Jeff Beliveau
7Steve Geltz
8Jose Dominguez
9C.J. Riefenhauser