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  1. Evan Longoria to begin playing in rehab games on Thursday

    Jul 25, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

    evan longoria getty

    Forget about all of that almost ready talk. According to beat writer Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has been cleared to embark on a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday evening with the Triple-A Durham Bulls. He packed a bag on Wednesday and announced to reporters before departing…

  2. Rays acquire Ryan Roberts from Diamondbacks

    Jul 24, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT

    Ryan Roberts

    Ryan Roberts was told that the move to designate him for assignment this afternoon was a prelude to a trade, and the deal got done tonight, as the versatile veteran is on his way to Tampa Bay in exchange for minor league infielder Tyler Bortnick. The Rays were looking for inexpensive infield help and got…

  3. Evan Longoria almost ready for rehab games

    Jul 24, 2012, 10:17 PM EDT

    evan longoria reuters

    Greg Luca of MLB.com provides the following update: Evan Longoria took what manager Joe Maddon called a positive step forward during a pregame workout on Tuesday in Baltimore, giving hope that the third baseman could begin a rehab assignment during the team’s current nine-game road trip. “He was pleased, and I was pleased watching him.…

  4. Shocker: Snooki got booed at the Mets game last night

    Jul 24, 2012, 10:03 AM EDT

    Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi And Her Fiance Jionni LaValle Visit Citi Field

    Much to Evan Longoria’s chagrin — and the chagrin of anyone else with taste and a sense of human decency — that Snooki person made an appearance at the Mets game last night. And you’ll be shocked to hear this, but she got booed: Snooki appears on CitiField scoreboard for “Let’s Go Mets” message. Booing…

  5. Evan Longoria is not impressed with MLB promoting Snooki

    Jul 23, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

    evan longoria getty

    More Twitter fun. Last night MLB promoted some “Jersey Shore” Snooki tie-in thing in which that Snooki person will be at the Mets game tonight: MTV star @snooki bringing her fist pumping to Citi Field Monday: atmlb.com/NN29Hr — MLB (@MLB) July 23, 2012 Rays third baseman Evan Longoria saw that and asked a good question:…

  6. The worst of the worst at the All-Star break

    Jul 9, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Because the non-All-Stars deserve recognition too — even when they’d prefer to hide their faces — here’s a look at some midpoint leaderboards in reverse order. OPS 1. Dee Gordon (SS LAD): .562 2. Cliff Pennington (SS Oak): .563 3. Cameron Maybin (CF SD): .596 4. Jamey Carroll (INF Min): .597 5. Justin Smoak (1B…

  7. Evan Longoria will not resume baseball activities until after the All-Star break

    Jul 7, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    We heard last weekend that Evan Longoria was close to ramping up his rehab from a hamstring injury, but it turns out that he’s not quite ready. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the team said after last night’s game that Longoria will not resume baseball activities until after the All-Star break.…

  8. Evan Longoria ready to ramp up rehab from hamstring injury

    Jun 30, 2012, 3:20 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria AP

    Rays manager Joe Maddon offered some cryptic comments earlier this week regarding Evan Longoria‘s recovery from a partially torn left hamstring, but he is moving in the right direction. According to Bill Chastain, Adam Berry and Greg Zeck of MLB.com, Longoria said yesterday that he’s ready to ramp up his rehab process. The 26-year-old third…

  9. Evan Longoria’s return doesn’t sound imminent

    Jun 28, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria AP

    We haven’t heard much about Evan Longoria since he felt some discomfort in his partially torn left hamstring last week and was pulled off his minor league rehab assignment. But that’s because there’s just not much to report. Rays manager Joe Maddon broke the silence earlier this evening in some comments to Roger Mooney of…

  10. The final AL All-Star balloting update before the teams are set

    Jun 25, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

    All Star Game Logo

    There’s still time to vote, but if it ended now, the AL All-Star team would look like so. The only change to a starter over last week’s results: Robinson Cano taking over first place at second base from Ian Kinsler. Downballot, we see A-Rod passing Evan Longoria for third place at third base, a flip-flop…

  11. Rays lose All-Star candidate Matt Joyce to DL

    Jun 22, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Matt Joyce

    The Rays have been without their best hitter in Evan Longoria for almost two months now. Now they’re going to be without their second-best for at least two weeks. Matt Joyce, who leads the team in average, homers and RBI this season, was placed on the disabled list due to his back injury. He last…

  12. Evan Longoria pulled off rehab assignment following setback with hamstring

    Jun 19, 2012, 8:57 AM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    The Rays were hoping that Evan Longoria would be ready to return at some point this week, but his rehab is now on hold following a setback with his partially torn left hamstring. Longoria, who began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Saturday, was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the third inning…

  13. AL All-Star balloting update: Jose Bautista joins the leaders

    Jun 18, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The latest American League ballot totals are in and the red-hot Jose Bautista has moved into third place in the outfielder voting, with Nelson Cruz dropping out of the lineup to fifth place. Bautista had the AL’s highest vote total last year, but his slow start guarantees he won’t duplicate that feat this year. Instead, it looks…

  14. Evan Longoria goes 1-for-4 in minor league rehab debut

    Jun 17, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

    evan longoria ap

    As noted by MLB.com’s Jake Kaplan, Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria finished 1-for-4 with a strikeout in his first minor league rehab game on Saturday evening with the Triple-A Durham Bulls. Longoria is getting the day off Sunday but will resume his rehab assignment on Monday night and should be back in the bigs…

  15. Evan Longoria to begin playing in rehab games Saturday

    Jun 14, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria AP

    After missing six weeks due to a partially torn left hamstring, Evan Longoria is finally ready for game action. According to Adam Berry of MLB.com, Longoria will join Triple-A Durham tomorrow to work out with the team and will serve as the designated hitter on Saturday. He was cleared for a rehab stint after running…

  16. Evan Longoria hoping to begin rehab assignment Friday

    Jun 13, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    Evan Longoria has been gradually increasing his workouts this week and his partially torn left hamstring has responded well enough that a minor-league rehab assignment is right around the corner. Greg Zeck of MLB.com reports that Longoria could see his first game action as soon as Friday if he can avoid a setback while testing…

  17. Evan Longoria nearing minor league rehab assignment

    Jun 9, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    evan longoria getty

    Good news for the (currently) first-place Rays. According to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, third baseman Evan Longoria “was encouraged after running the bases” on Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field and is aiming to begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of next week. “I felt good,” Longoria told the Times…

  18. Evan Longoria hoping to begin rehab assignment this week

    Jun 6, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    evan longoria

    Evan Longoria has been out since early May with a partially torn left hamstring, but the Rays third baseman said today that he’s close to beginning a minor-league rehab assignment. Longoria told Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times that he hopes to start a rehab stint by the end of this week and, barring…

  19. MLB draft picks 21-31: Blue Jays land potential impact reliever

    Jun 4, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT

    Blue Jays cap logo

    No. 21 – Atlanta Braves – High school right-hander Lucas Sims The Braves taking a local product? Get outta here. Sims is highly-regarded for his velocity, topping out at 97 mph on his heater, but his breaking ball is considered one of the best of from this year’s high school crop of talent. No. 22…

  20. Jeff Keppinger was minding his business in the dugout …

    May 22, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jeff Keppinger

    Jeff Keppinger had done a nice job stepping into a bigger role in the Rays’ infield following Evan Longoria‘s hamstring injury, hitting .295 with a .728 OPS in 29 games, but now he’s joined Longoria on the disabled list. Keppinger has a broken right big toe, which happened when he was sitting in the dugout…

  21. The error battle is heating up

    May 5, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

    Dee Gordon

    When Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon committed his seventh error on the very first play of the bottom of the first inning Saturday, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro knew he’d have to step up his game. Sure enough, he committed his major league-high eighth in the fifth inning. Here’s the up-to-the-minute leaderboard for errors: Starlin Castro (SS…

  22. Fun facts from the Braves’ 15-13 win over the Phillies

    May 3, 2012, 1:33 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    To put it mildly, the Braves and Phillies played a wild one on Wednesday, with Atlanta winning 15-13 on Chipper Jones‘ walkoff homer in the 11th. It was the highest-scoring extra-inning game since 2006. Here are a few things one doesn’t see everyday: – Roy Halladay gave up eight runs, the most he had allowed…

  23. Evan Longoria’s injury a crushing blow to Rays

    May 1, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT

    Rays' Longoria holds his left knee and grimaces after he was tagged out byMariners shortstop Ryan trying to steal second base, during the third inning of their MLB American League baseball game in St. Petersburg

    Evan Longoria might be the American League’s most indispensable player. We’re certainly about to find out now that he’s due to miss 6-8 weeks with a hamstring tear. Longoria, the owner of a .329/.433/.561 line and 19 RBI in 23 games to start the season, was injured on a steal attempt during Monday’s game against the…

  24. Rays prospect Tim Beckham suspended for 50 games

    May 1, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Matt Moore, Tim Beckham, Gary Brown

    At one point Rays minor league infielder Tim Beckham was a top prospect. He was the number one overall draft pick in 2008. He played in the Futures Game last year and everything. He’s still a prospect — Keith Law ranked him as the eighth best in the Rays system this year and he has…

  25. UPDATE: Evan Longoria has a hamstring tear, out 6-8 weeks

    May 1, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    UPDATE: It’s official: #Rays say Longoria has partial tear of left hamstring. Out 6-8 weeks. — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 1, 2012   11:33 AM: When Evan Longoria went down last night it was thought to be his knee. Which, while potentially bad, could have been fairly minor depending on what exactly he hurt. Knees…

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