Evan Longoria out of exhibition opener
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays are being cautious with Evan Longoria after the slugger was hit on his right hand by a pitch during an intrasquad game.
Longoria was injured Thursday. X-rays of his bruised hand were negative, but he won't be in the lineup for the Rays' spring opener against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
"This isn't something that I would anticipate keeps me out for longer than a couple of days," Longoria said Friday. "It felt better waking up today, ...
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