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Evan Longoria

Rays third baseman

Rays third baseman

Evan Longoria

Evan Longoria is an All-Star third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays. He made his major league debut for the Rays in 2008, and was named to the American League team for the 2008 All Star Game. He also was named the 2008 American League Rookie of the Year. A three-time All-Star, he won Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards in 2009 and a Gold Glove in 2010. In 2012, Longoria was signed to a 6-year, $100-million dollar contract extension that could keep him in Tampa Bay through 2022.



  1. Rays' Longoria feels right on verge of breaking out

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    ST. PETERSBURG — His .242 batting average isn't what he would like, but Rays 3B Evan Longoria sees some light at the end of the tunnel.

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria touches home plate after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning to tie the score at 1.
  2. Anticipation key part of Longoria's defense

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Evan Longoria is into mind games.

    Especially while playing baseball games.

    Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) looks to throw to first in the third inning during the exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
  3. Evan Longoria hopes less pressure leads to more performance

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    PORT CHARLOTTE — Evan Longoria is planning to do some things differently in his quest to once again be Evan Longoria.

    Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) comes out of the cage during batting practice on his first workout for Rays Spring Training at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.
  4. With age, Evan Longoria's priorities change

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    Scouts can say the darnedest things.

    At various times this season, talent evaluators from other teams have asked, wondered and speculated about what has changed with Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, what's wrong with him, even what he has left.

    Evan Longoria heads for second, his run-scoring double in the seventh inning giving the Rays some insurance in a victory over the Marlins.
  5. Analysis: Rays need Evan Longoria to regain slugging touch

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    The Rays can look within themselves, as manager Kevin Cash suggested, for ways to improve offensively. They can look at the fringes of the trade market, as they typically are wont to do rather than the top shelf, for marginal upgrades. They can look to the disabled list and coo excitedly about the …

    Scouts, analysts, uniformed personnel see an Evan Longoria who now gets beat by or fouls off the fastballs he used to punish, chases too many breaking balls, doesn't use his legs as much as he had been, has changed his stance and hand positions, goes to rightfield too often rather than try to drive or pull the ball, has timing issues and doesn't hit the ball as hard. [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  6. Rays Tales: 2008 memories of Philadelphia

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    The Rays are headed back to Philadelphia this week, and for the handful of remaining personnel from the 2008 team, the memories of their World Series experience in the City of Brotherly Love are anything but good.

    Raindrops fall around Rocco Baldelli, the Rays’ centerfielder during the wet 2008 World Series.
  7. Photo gallery: Rays All-Stars through the years

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    In 2009, no All-Star shined brighter than MVP Carl Crawford of the Rays.

    A year-by-year look at the Tampa Bay Rays' All-Star representatives and how they fared in the game, including Carl Crawford's MVP performance in 2009. [AP]
  8. Rays' Evan Longoria sits out with wrist soreness

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    SEATTLE — 3B Evan Longoria was not in the Rays' lineup Saturday due to ongoing soreness in his left wrist and might sit out again today against the Mariners in hopes of returning to full strength by Tuesday.

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria says he hopes a day or two off will allow his sore left wrist to return to full strength.
  9. Rays' Evan Longoria teams with New Balance on new sneaker

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    ATLANTA — Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has created plenty of lasting memories on the field and at the plate, topped by his Game 162 wild-card clinching home run.

  10. Rays can't keep this up, can they?

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    Big game. Big series.

    Huge win.

    Rays vs. Red Sox. Even normally sleepy Tropicana Field had a bit of buzz to it Friday night. Okay, so it wasn't Fenway Park, and it didn't quite feel like October, but it did feel like a game that mattered.

    It’s a team high-five after the Rays win their eighth straight and go to 20-5 for the past month.