[UPDATE] Marc Topkin is reporting that Longoria does have a partial tear of his hamstring and will miss 6-8 weeks. Best-case scenario calls for a 4-week recovery and two weeks on a rehab assignment.
[EARLIER] The good news is, nothing is torn in Evan Longoria’s knee. So no surgery will be required. The bad news is, he has an injured hamstring and could be out 6-8 weeks (via Marc Topkin).
[UPDATE: Friedman says there is no guarantee Longoria will go on the DL. An MRI is still needed, and if less than ten days are needed to heal, he won’t go on the DL (via JB Long)]
[EARLIER] No roster move has been made yet, and it is unclear how Longoria will be replaced. Sean Rodriguez, who started 16 at third base last year would seem like the first choice. The Rays could then recall Reid Brignac to play shortstop.
This is the third time in five seasons that Longoria has missed significant time due to injury. During his rookie season in 2008, Longoria missed 30 games with an injured wrist. And then an oblique injury cost him 26 games at the start of the 2011 season.