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Evan Longoria has minor setback on rehab assignment

Jul 31, 2012, 10:17 PM EDT

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The Rays were hoping to get Evan Longoria back on Friday night. But that’s highly unlikely to happen.

From beat writer Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that Longo felt renewed soreness in his left hamstring after playing consecutive rehab games on Sunday and Monday at Triple-A Durham and will be shut down until at least Thursday.

It’s not a re-injury of any kind, but Longoria has missed close to two full months with a partially torn left hamstring and is now having lingering problems with it. There has to be some level of concern among the Rays medical staff that the 26-year-old third baseman will be fighting this stuff even after he’s activated from the disabled list.

Longoria was batting .329/.433/.561 with 19 RBI through his first 23 games played this season.

The Rays are currently three games back of an American League Wild Card spot.

  1. gotampabay52 - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    ffffffuuuuuuuuccccccckkkkkkkk

  2. rcali - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Eventually he’s going to have to man up and play through some pain. Only the offseason is going to fix a bad hamstring.

    • pistolpete31 - Aug 1, 2012 at 12:30 AM

      You don’t just play through a hamstring problem, it only becomes worse and then you get to have it reattached to your ass if you snap it (sounds like fun doesn’t it)

  3. psuravens19 - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Longoria just can’t stay healthy… They should just trade him to the O’s

  4. yahmule - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    I’m beginning to wonder if we’ll see him again this season.

  5. mikeincmn - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    I know they have Luke Scott in place, but they should really just consider bringing Longo back as a DH the rest of the year. I get a lot of his value is in his defense, but they need his bat more than anything right now and can survive with Roberts at 3rd.

    • hittfamily - Aug 1, 2012 at 12:34 AM

      Thats the plan.

      • xsherr - Aug 1, 2012 at 9:05 AM

        Yeah, but Longo is a baby.

  6. gustavov8 - Aug 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    C’mon man… come back!! You’re in my fantasy team! :P

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