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.
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.
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 …
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.
In 2009, no All-Star shined brighter than MVP Carl Crawford of the Rays.
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.
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.
Big game. Big series.
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.
TAMPA — Tampa Bay Rays slugger Evan Longoria and his business partners on Thursday won initial City Council approval for a late-night restaurant featuring duckpin bowling.
ST. PETERSBURG — As hot as the Rays have been, manager Joe Maddon admitted it's unusual that they just had their best month in club history while their best player, 3B Evan Longoria, has struggled.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays will wait a few days to see if the pain caused by plantar fasciitis in 3B Evan Longoria's right foot subsides.