Longoria greets baby daughter
PORT CHARLOTTE – Though no details have been released, word from Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is all went well with the earlier-than-expected birth of his daughter.
Manager Joe Maddon said he texted Longoria to check in Wednesday night and, "He told me everything was great. … Everything went well."
Jaime Edmondson, Longoria's girlfriend, was not due until April 1. She posted on her Twitter account around noon Wednesday that her doctors unexpectedly decided it was best for her and the baby to induce labor, prompting concern among fans.
But by Wednesday night, Longoria, who had left Port Charlotte on Tuesday to join Edmondson in South Florida, where she had been with family, was texting the news and sending photos to several members of the organization.
Maddon said he didn't ask for any details.
"I didn't want to interfere with the moment, just wanted to know that everybody was well and he said that they were," Maddon said, "so I felt good about it."
Maddon said he told Longoria previously to take as much time as he wants to be with Edmondson and the baby before returning to camp.
Longoria had posted on his Twitter account, "Thank you everyone for your support and respect of mine and @jaimeedmondson privacy. We love all of our friends and fans."
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer