June 2011

Longoria Not Starting

Evan Longoria will not start tonight against the Angels. The Rays All-Star third baseman continues to run a temperature from a virus he caught, as did many others on the team.

According to Joe Maddon, the big concern when somebody runs a fever is dehydration, which can lead to pulled muscles.

–Bill Chastain

No Longo for Sunday

The Rays just posted Sunday’s lineup and Evan Longoria is not starting.  Tampa Bay’s All-Star third baseman left Saturday’s game after three innings due to soreness in his left side, which is the same area that caused him to miss 29 games earlier in the season.

Felipe Lopez will start at third.  Here’s the rest of the lineup:

Damon, DH

Zobrist, 2B

Joyce, RF

Upton, CF

Lopez, 3B

Rodriguez, SS

Kotchman, 1B

Shoppach, c

Fuld, LF

Davis, RHP

–Bill Chastain