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3 Evan Longoria 3B
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 10/7/1985 | Birthplace: Downey, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: Long Beach State | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $2,500,018 | Owned/Started%: 99/92 | Average Draft Position: 71.16
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Rays' Evan Longoria homers twice in win vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria had a big night Wednesday, going 2 for 3 with two walks, two solo home runs and three runs scored in his team's 5-3 win over the Red Sox.

Longoria hadn't homered since Opening Day but was able to deliver a pair of home runs Wednesday, posting his first multihomer day since Sept. 25, 2013. His shots came in the fourth and ninth innings, and he added another run scored in the fifth.

Longoria has hit .284/.400/.474 with three home runs and eight RBI in 95 at-bats.


Rays third baseman Evan Longoria collects 1,000th career hit


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 1 for 4 at the plate, but the one was enough to collect his 1,000th career hit as member of the Rays.

Longoria needed 986 games to accomplish the feat and became just the third player in Tampa Bay history with 1,000 hits with the team, joining Carl Crawford and Ben Zobrist.


Rays 3B Evan Longoria has hit streak end at six games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was hitless in four at-bats Tuesday against the Yankees, ending his hitting streak at six games.

Longoria hit .565 (13 for 23) with two RBI, three doubles, one walk and five runs during his hitting streak. His hit streak came after Longoria opened the season in an 8-for-43 slump (.186).


Seven straight hits for Rays' Evan Longoria


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria followed up Saturday's 4-for-4 day with a 3-for-3 performance on Sunday. Longoria has now hit in five straight games and lifted his average to .306.


Evan Longoria goes 4 for 4 to lead Rays to win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 4 for 4 in Saturday's 4-2 win over Toronto. 

Longoria hit his seventh double of the year and drove in his fourth run, while lifting his average to .271. Longoria has hit 8 for 16 in his four-game hitting streak. 


Rays' Evan Longoria to DH Friday night against Yankees


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Evan Longoria is in the Rays' lineup against the Yankees as a designated hitter, according to the Tampa Bay Tribune

Longoria was hit by a pitch in Thursday night's 4-2 win against the Blue Jays. He was forced to leave the game after a pitch from Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada plunked him in the left hip. Following the game, Rays manager Kevin Cash said Longoria would be day-to-day. 

Longoria said he feels fine and could return to third base on Saturday

Logan Forsythe will fill in defensively for Longoria at third base. 


Rays' Evan Longoria hit by pitch, listed as day-to-day


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning by Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada and was forced to leave the game.

Longoria was hit in the left hip. Following the game, manager Kevin Cash said Longoria was day-to-day with the injury, according to the Tampa Bay Times

The Rays were leading 4-0 when the hit by pitch occurred. Longoria went 1 for 3 with a double and scored a run in the game. 


Rays manager Kevin Cash rolls out lineup vs. LHPs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash said Tuesday's batting order against the Orioles will be the standard lineup for when a left-handed starter is on the mound, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Orioles are starting Wei-Yin Chen on Tuesday.

The Rays lineup Tuesday was Brandon Guyer (LF), Steven Souza (RF), Asdrubal Cabrera (SS), Evan Longoria (3B), Desmond Jennings (CF), Logan Forsythe (DH), James Loney (1B), Rene Rivera (C) and Tim Beckham (2B).


Evan Longoria homers in Rays' Opening Day loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria provided the team's first run of the season, but it wasn't enough in a 6-2 Opening Day loss to the Orioles. 

Longoria hit a 1-0 pitch to left center in the seventh inning for a solo homer off of starter Chris Tillman. 

Batting cleanup, Longoria went one for four with two strikeouts. 


Rays to use Opening Day lineup vs. Tigers on Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters that his lineup against the Tigers on Saturday, will be the same he uses on Opening Day, and against right-handed pitchers, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The club will roll with John Jaso, Steven Souza, Asdrubal Cabrera, Evan Longoria, James Loney, Desmond Jennings, Logan Forsythe, Rene Rivera and Kevin Kiermaier.

Against left-handed pitchers, Cash told reporters he will use Brandon Guyer at the leadoff spot, Jennings and Loney will flip spots in the order, Forsythe will serve as a designated hitter and Tim Beckham will be at second base, per the Tampa Tribune.


Evan Longoria scratched from Rays' lineup due to illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was scratched Thursday afternoon against the Phillies in Grapefruit League play because of an illness, according to the Tampa Tribune.

"He's just not feeling well," manager Kevin Cash said.

Longoria is hitting .298/.321/.511 with three homers and 10 RBI over 47 at-bats this spring. Jake Elmore will take Longoria's spot at third base and bat ninth in the lineup on Thursday.


Rays' Longoria feeling good this spring as he connects for first HR


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria homered for the first time this spring Wednesday against the Blue Jays. He also had a single in three at-bats, raising his spring average to .364 (8 for 22). 

Longoria also has one double, two runs and four RBI in nine spring games.

“Maybe it was me, maybe they were trying to keep me feeling good, keep my legs healthy, but I feel like it’s worked out a little bit better this year for me personally in terms of the way I feel,” Longoria said, per The Tampa Tribune. “Now it’s just trying to build on that the rest of the spring, play deeper in the game and get three or four at-bats.”


Rays 3B Evan Longoria appears destined to hit cleanup


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria appears to be penciled in the cleanup spot in the lineup, after manager Kevin Cash revealed that he's striving to have more of an everyday lineup once the season starts, per MLB.com.

Longoria played 103 of his 162 games last season at the No. 4 spot. He hit .264/.333/.403 with 13 home runs and 64 RBI over 390 at-bats at cleanup.


Rays' Evan Longoria gives vote of confidence to new manager


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria gave a vote of confidence to new manager Kevin Cash on Tuesday, according to the Tampa Bay Times

"I just think there comes a time when it's just the right time for somebody new," Longoria said. While that may come off as an indictment of former manager Joe Maddon, Longoria stressed that is not the case. "That's no knock on Joe. Obviously he did so many great things for the franchise and so many great things for me as a player. But I guess all good things come to an end at some point."

Having Cash around should inject some excitement into the team, according to Longoria. "I think it's a great time for Kevin to be able to step in and kind of experience the sense of newness with a lot of people. And the guys who have been here are excited for what he's going to bring."

The 29-year-old hit .253/.320/.404 over 624 at-bats last year. 


Rays 3B Evan Longoria sustains bruised forearm in exhibition game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left an exhibition game Tuesday in Japan for precautionary reasons after being hit by a pitch on his left forearm. Longoria was batting in the third inning of the sixth game in the Japan All-Star series when he suffered the injury.

MLB.com first reported doctors diagnosed Longoria with a bruised forearm and he did not need to undergo any further testing. The Rays then confirmed Longoria only suffered a bruise.

He appeared to be OK after getting hit, as he was able to take first base and play in the field in the bottom of the third inning. However, he was then replaced in the fourth inning. Longoria hit a grand slam in the exhibition opener Nov. 11.


Evan Longoria belts his 22nd home run Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria clubbed his 22nd home run Wednesday against the Yankees.

Longoria struck in the fourth inning. With the bases empty, Longoria belted a 93 mph fastball out to center for the solo shot. Longoria would drive in another run in his next at-bat on a groundout. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Evan Longoria slugs 21st home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays Saturday.

Longoria put his team up early with an RBI groundout in the first inning, and he was able to tie the game 3-3 with a solo home run in the sixth, but that would be the Rays' final run of the game. Longoria has hit .252/.320/.406 with 21 home runs and 87 RBI in 579 at-bats.


Evan Longoria hits No. 20 Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Rays infielder Evan Longoria belted his 20th home run Wednesday against the Yankees.

Longoria struck in the ninth inning. With the bases empty, Longoria belted an 89 mph cutter out to left for the solo shot. He finished 1 for 4, with two runs scored and one RBI. 


Evan Longoria goes deep Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went deep Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Longoria didn't strike until the eighth inning. With a man on, Longoria belted a two-run shot on a 95 mph fastball. He also singled earlier in the game. Longoria finished 2 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI. 


Evan Longoria homers, drives in two in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was back at third base for the second game in a row Thursday against the Orioles, and he showed the forearm soreness from earlier in the week was behind him as he went deep in a 5-4 loss.

Longoria went 1 for 3 in the game while driving in to runs, one with his fourth-inning solo home run and then another with a sacrifice fly in the fifth. He now has 17 home runs and 76 RBI in 134 games, while hitting .255/.325/.399 in 521 at-bats. 


Evan Longoria serving as DH due to forearm injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has been playing through a sore right forearm for the last week, how told The Tampa Tribune.

Longoria is in the lineup Tuesday against the Orioles, but is serving as the designated hitter for the second straight game. He did not he expects to be back at third base for Wednesday's game. 


Evan Longoria breaks out in blowout win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria snapped out of a slump in a big way Friday, in an 8-0 win over the Blue Jays.

Longoria, who had failed to record multiple hits in his previous six games, brought out with a 3-for-4 performance Friday. He added a double and a home run, driving in three runs and scoring once in the blowout.

Longoria has struggled through the worst season of his career so far, hitting just .254/.327/.397, with 16 home runs and 70 RBI in 128 games. 


Evan Longoria serving as DH with sore knee


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is dealing with a sore knee after colliding with an umpire Friday, and is getting a chance to rest it Saturday.

Longoria told the Tampa Bay Tribune Saturday he is serving as the designated hitter for Saturday's game, though this was also a schedule day out of the field for him. He is not expected to miss any time as a result of the injury. 


Evan Longoria smacks 12th home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-2 win over the Cardinals Tuesday.

Longora waited until the last possible moment to deliver his blast, knocking his home run with two outs in the ninth inning. He has hit .262/.336/.400 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI in 390 at-bats.


Evan Longoria drives in three Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Rays infielder Evan Longoria drove in three runs Friday against the Twins.

With the bases loaded in the third inning, Longoria cleared the bases with a double to center. He also singled later in the game. Longoria finished 2 for 4, with no runs scored and three RBI.