Everybody knows, if you want to bury a news story, break it on a Friday night. So it is no surprise, that the Rays, who have been secretive about Evan Longoria’s hamstring injury, told the press late last night that Longoria is going to be out a lot longer than was indicated previously.
After last night’s game, it was announced that Longoria will not start baseball activities for at least another week (via TBO.com). Joe Maddon added that Longo’s return is “not right around the corner.”
Last week, we speculated that if Longo did re-tear his hamstring, something the team has never denied, there is a good chance he will be out until at least September. This news appears to support those fears.