Evan Longoria suffers bruised hand

Updated: March 1, 2012, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria was hit by a pitch during an intrasquad game and has a bruised right hand.

The Rays said precautionary X-rays Thursday were negative. The three-time All-Star third baseman was struck by a pitch thrown by reliever Matt Bush.

Manager Joe Maddon said Longoria was hit in the fleshy part of the hand. The player was examined by a trainer before leaving the game and returning to the club's spring training clubhouse.

"It's just ...

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