[UPDATE] Official word is “discomfort in hamstring,” and his rehab assignment has been “suspended indefinitely.” Of course, that means little until he is fully diagnosed. But it does confirm what we all thought, that he was pulled because of his hamstring. In the meantime, we won’t any additional info until the team doctors have had a chance to evaluate Longoria. And that isn’t going to happen in Durham.
[Earlier] Evan Longoria was in the lineup tonight as the DH for the Durham Bulls. But after grounding out in his first at bat, he was removed from the game for a pinch hitter. No reason has been given yet.
Of course, the concern here is that Longo has aggravated his hamstring injury. At this point, the best possible scenario is that Longo just didn’t feel right and the team pulled him as a precaution. The Rays always err on the side of caution with injuries. But until we hear an official explanation there is a real concern here that Longo has suffered a setback and will not rejoin the team in the next week as was expected.