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Evan Longoria leaves the Yankees-Rays game for “precautionary reasons”

Sep 3, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT

Evan Longoria AP

UPDATE: This is strange. Marc Topkin reports that Longoria left the game “for precautionary reasons,” given that the Rays were playing a day game after a travel day. Which, OK, but the game was tied 3-3 and the Rays are fighting for their playoff lives. Are the Nationals making decisions about his playing time now too?

3: 48 PM: No word yet on why he’s out, and there was no apparent injury while he was in the game, but Evan Longoria left the Yankees-Rays game after the seventh inning today.

As Marc Topkin notes, Longoria said today that he was feeling fine and had no plans to miss any more games for the rest of the season, so this is something of a mystery at the moment.

  1. yourrealitybites - Sep 3, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Hope he is ok. Another blown call by the worst excuse for an umpire in the history of baseball. Bob Davidson is an asshole.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 3, 2012 at 4:31 PM

      If you google Bob Davidson, you will find his Wiki entry, complete with a list of his least memorable calls. The one that galls Blue Jay fans the most occurred on Oct 20, 1992 when his missed call cost the Jays a World Series Triple play.

  2. raysfan1 - Sep 3, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Rays win. Longoria reported to be okay. All is well for today.

  3. fat4jc - Sep 3, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Rays win. Joe Maddon knows what he’s doing, who woulda thunk it?

  4. natslady - Sep 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Sheesh, athletes. You just can’t trust them. Davey only finds out Sean Burnett has an inflamed elbow because he was receiving treatment after a game which he “doesn’t normally do.” Sean Burnett has been pretty bad for a while and just blew two saves in a row. Henry Rodriguez (whom everyone diagnosed with “confidence issues”) had surgery this week for bone chips the size of asteroids in his elbow. He might have mentioned it in, y’know, May or June and had the surgery then, 3-months and back in time for the playoff run–but no. So, yeah, keep playin’ guys as long as they tell you they’re fine. Keep playin’ them til they start costing you games…. Really?

    Oh, and “chopped liver” (aka, any SP not named Stephen Strasburg) pitched 7 shutout today. Chopped liver in this case is our so-called No. 5 starter (Detwiler).

    • raysfan1 - Sep 3, 2012 at 10:12 PM

      Since you mention Strasburg, one other thing they could do is weekly MRIs–any inflammation in the graft, rest him…if not, let him pitch.

      • natslady - Sep 4, 2012 at 7:01 AM

        (NaturalNews) The health risks associated with radiation exposure, whether it comes from cancer treatments or medical imaging scans, are much more significant than most people probably think. The latest published data on radiation exposure suggests that roughly 25,000 Americans develop cancer every year as a result of medical radiation exposure, and many more experience DNA damage that could eventually lead to the development of cancer and other health problems in the long term.

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      • indaburg - Sep 4, 2012 at 8:38 AM

        Natslady, magnetic resonance imaging, aka MRIs, does not use ionizing radiation, as the article you linked to states. MRIs use non-ionizing radio waves which do not produce the changes in DNA that imaging studies with ionizing radiation (e.g. CT scans, x-rays, PET scans) produce. Those ionizing changes to DNA are what increase the risk of cancer. CT scans are particularly dangerous since they use a lot more radiation. The most dangerous part of an MRI is if some bonehead brings something magnetic into the room while the machine is on. People have been killed that way.

        Sources: B.S. Nursing, 5 years experience as an RN,

    • hittfamily - Sep 4, 2012 at 12:03 AM

      Davey pulled Strasburg earlier this year because his elbow was hurting.

      It wasn’t hurting.

      Then He told the media that Strasburg couldn’t pitch because Stras had Icy Hot on his anus/balls. More like : Managers, sheesh, you can’t trust them.

      • natslady - Sep 4, 2012 at 7:03 AM

        Agreed. Davey definitely! Just ask John “He’s my guy” Lannan. I take everything Davey says with a salt truck.

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