St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan
Longoria will miss the next four to eight weeks with a partially torn left
Longoria left Monday's game against Seattle after an awkward slide into second
base on a steal attempt in the third inning. He limped off the field under his
own power and the injury was initially described as sore behind the left knee.
"He's always been a pretty good healer. He's had some hamstring issues in the
past and has come back from them pretty quickly, relatively speaking," said
Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman on
Tuesday. "We're not going to put a firm timeline on it, but to get back here,
I would say a best-case scenario for him to get back before six weeks or
around six weeks."
Longoria was off to a great start for the 2012 season, batting .329 in 23
games with four homers and a team-best 19 runs batted in.
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