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Evan Longoria recovered from November hamstring surgery

Feb 3, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT

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A promising injury update here for the Rays.

According to beat writer Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, third baseman Evan Longoria is fully recovered from a November cleanup surgery on his troublesome left hamstring and expects to be an active participant throughout spring camp.

“The leg is ready,” he told reporters confidently.

Longoria, 27, was limited to 74 games in 2012 due to lingering hamstring issues but still hit .289/.369/.527 with 17 homers and 55 RBI. He was given a six-year, $100 million contract extension only a few days after going under the knife.

  1. thebadguyswon - Feb 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Expect it pulled again by mid April. Health is a skill and this guy doesn’t have it.

  2. proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    The Rays won more than 90 games last season even though Longoria missed more than half the season. Very interesting!

    • dondada10 - Feb 3, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      AL bEast

  3. ireportyoudecide - Feb 3, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    47-27 when he started, 43-45 without him. He’s a top 10 player if healthy, although that’s a big if.

  4. hojo20 - Feb 3, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    He’ll be on the DL by May.

  5. Old Gator - Feb 3, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    In other news, Shalitha “Egg Hopper” Madushanka has announced that he may or may not represent Sri Lanka in the World Baseball Classic.

  6. bucbelevr - Feb 3, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Look….ALL you naive hater b*tches….you know Evan’s the man, there have been some injury issues, but you smug fools probably from larger AL East opponents with bloated budgets that have serially underperformed…..keep on hatin’. You don’t like him because he’s confident, a hell of a player, and will show the AL East….along with addition Wil Myers….why ANDREW FRIEDMAN teaches all the AL and baseball… it’s done. Evan will suit up and start at least 145 games this year! Bank it.

    • cur68 - Feb 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      Hope you’re here all season long to back up those words, bubba.

  7. mannyzteam - Feb 4, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    hell be a late 2nd rounder in my yahoo fantasy baseball team

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