Evan Longoria Injury: Rays Star Getting MRI On Knee

St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan (26) tags out Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) on a stolen base attempt in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Evan Longoria hurt his knee on an awkward slide during a stolen base attempt.

Evan Longoria is off to a fantastic start for the Rays, hitting .329/.433/.561 with four homers and seven doubles in 82 at-bats. He's also in danger of going on the disabled list for a sore left knee. From Marc Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times:

Longoria is "a little bit sore behind the knee,'' manager Joe Maddon said, and will undergo further testing, and likely an MRI, on Tuesday.

Longoria slid into second base on a stolen-base attempt on Monday night, lost his balance after popping up, and extended his leg awkwardly.


It was kind of a David Lee Roth move, if you think about it. Would have been cool if he had meant to do it. Which he didn't. Ouch.

Joe Maddon described Longoria as day-to-day, and there's no word about the third baseman going on the disabled list. While Longoria is out, the Rays will likely play some combination of Jeff Keppinger and Elliot Johnson.

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