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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 tired of missing out on the playoffs

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Seeing Matt Moore go to the National League West-leading Giants, Brandon Guyer to the first-place Indians and Steve Pearce to the contending Orioles last week was no fun for Evan Longoria.

    Evan Longoria, getting a hug from Steven Souza Jr. after homering in Saturday’s win over the Twins, believes that the Rays’ improved play in the second half can be something to build on for next season.
  2. Analysis: Making a case for Rays to hang onto Longoria

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    OAKLAND, Calif.

    As they should, the Rays are talking about a lot of things leading up to the Aug. 1 deadline for nonwaiver trades, most pointedly the wisdom of dealing from their stockpile of starters, whether to part with Chris Archer, Matt Moore and/or Jake Odorizzi now or, inevitably, later.

  3. Rays Tales: Evan Longoria deserves All-Star nod, could get squeezed out

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    Tuesday should be a good day for Rays 3B Evan Longoria.

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has been one of the top third basemen in the AL this season, but he’ll likely need to be one of All-Star manager Ned Yost’s picks to make the team.
  4. Longoria letting bat do talking as he leads Rays out of slump (w/ video)

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    MINNEAPOLIS

    As the injuries mounted and the losses piled up over the past couple of weeks, the Rays needed someone to come forward and lead them through the abyss.

    Evan Longoria gets a hug from teammate Steven Souza Jr. after hitting his second home run of the game, giving the Rays a 5-4 lead in the eighth inning.
  5. 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.
  6. Anticipation key part of Longoria's defense

    The Heater

    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.
  7. Evan Longoria hopes less pressure leads to more performance

    The Heater

    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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]
  10. 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.