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Evan Longoria | Third Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach St.
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Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday’s victory over the Reds in Cincinnati.
Longoria’s two-out RBI knock off Johnny Cueto in the first inning plated Desmond Jennings, and gave the Rays an early lead they wouldn’t relinquish. He’s off to a nice start at the plate in 2014, slashing .359/.444/.513 with five RBI in the early going. Apr 11 - 10:39 PM

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Evan Longoria hit the Rays' first homer of the year -- a three-run shot off Esmil Rogers -- in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Blue Jays.

The Rays went without a homer in their first three games. Longoria also singled tonight. He's 6-for-15 with five RBI in the very early going.
Apr 3 - 10:49 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-2 with a homer and a walk versus the Red Sox on Monday.

Longoria is one of those players who simply don't need spring training. He's 6-for-13 with a couple of homers this month. Last year, he hit .391 in Grapefruit League play. His worst spring OPS since 2008 was an .844 mark.
Mar 10 - 4:25 PM

Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer off the Twins' Anthony Swarzak as part of the Rays' 6-3 win Sunday.

Longoria typically finds his swing early; his OPSs have ranged from .844 to 1.159 the last six springs. As a result, he won't play as much as most regulars this month; he just doesn't need the reps.
Mar 2 - 4:40 PM

Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Monday's win over the Rangers.

Longoria singled in the first before launching a two-run jack in his next at-bat to give the Rays a 3-0 lead. He later added another double and also a walk, falling a triple shy of the cycle. The Rays will take on the Indians Wednesday, with the winner facing the Red Sox in the ALDS.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 11:27:00 PM

Evan Longoria went 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Yankees.

Longo broke the game open with a three-run shot in the sixth, and he capped off his night with a solo blast in the eighth. He has 31 dingers for the season, joining Carlos Pena as the only Rays to reach the number on three occasions. Longo is also now just two home runs shy of Pena's team record.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 10:51:00 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Longoria's hit was his 37th double of the year, and he brought in a run with a sacrifice fly in the Rays' three-run first inning. The run batted in was his 78th of the year and his first in eight games. The third baseman is hitting .263/.340/.484 for the season.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 11:10:00 PM

Evan Longoria (flu) is in the Rays' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Orioles.

He will play third base and bat third against Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen. Longoria was scratched from Sunday's lineup with flu-like symptoms. He's hitting .263/.340/.485 with 29 homers and 77 RBI in 152 games this year.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 12:26:00 PM

Evan Longoria (flu) said that he will return to the Rays starting lineup on Monday.

Longoria was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup due to experiencing flu-like symptoms. Look for him to play every day over the final week of the regular season as long as the Rays are still battling for a Wild Card berth.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 05:17:00 PM

Evan Longoria was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to the flu.

It's unfortunate for the Rays as they fight for a postseason spot, but he should be fine to play Monday. Kelly Johnson is starting at third base in Longoria's place.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 01:08:00 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Longoria's RBI double in the seventh inning, his 34th of the season, gave him 75 RBI on the year. The third baseman has enjoyed a relatively healthy season after playing just 74 games last season, and he owns a .266/.347/.499 line for the season.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 11:34:00 PM

Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Yankees.

Longoria hit a go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning with the score tied 2-2 and then added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth with a solo blast. He is catching fire again after hitting a rough patch in early August and should be a fantasy monster down the stretch as Tampa Bay seeks a postseason spot.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 10:42:00 PM

Evan Longoria finished 2-for-3 with a walk, double and homer in Sunday's 2-1, 10-inning victory against the Jays.

On the afternoon of August 13, we mentioned that Longoria was batting just .185/.274/.346 with a 46/9 K/BB ratio over 146 plate appearances in 33 games since July 1. Since that time, the veteran third baseman has gone 9-for-22 (.409) with two homers, four doubles and five walks in six games. Mixed league owners that benched Longoria will want to reverse course on that decision for the upcoming week.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Evan Longoria is batting just .185/.274/.346 in 33 games since July 1.

Longo has posted a 19/46 K/BB ratio over 146 plate appearances in that stretch, logging a .620 OPS. The third baseman left June 28's game against the Tigers after he aggravated the plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He's struggled to produce offensively since that time, though we're encouraged that Longoria has collected extra-base hits in four of his last five games.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 03:26:00 PM

Evan Longoria will bat second for the first time this season for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.

Longoria has only batted third or fourth this season, but Rays manager Joe Maddon has decided to make a change. Ben Zobrist will slide into the No. 3 spot on Wednesday while Wil Myers remains in the cleanup spot.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Matt Moore
3Alex Cobb
4Chris Archer
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Jake Odorizzi
7Cesar Ramos
8Erik Bedard
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Grant Balfour
2Heath Bell
3Joel Peralta
4Jake McGee
5Brandon Gomes
6Josh Lueke
7Juan Carlos Oviedo
8Jeff Beliveau
9Brad Boxberger