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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Evan Longoria has suffered from plantar fasciitis in his right foot for about two weeks and could continue to be slotted as the Tampa Bay Rays' designated hitter in upcoming days as he recovers.
Longoria, who is hitting .305 (79 for 259) with 13 home runs and 39 RBI this season, was placed in the Rays' lineup as the designated hitter for the second consecutive day Friday before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Tropicana Field. He went 1 for 3 and struck out once as a DH in the Royals' victory Thursday.
Longoria, who has made other appearances in the DH role in rest situations this season, said he hopes to be recovered by the start of the Rays' three-game series with the Boston Red Sox next Tuesday at Fenway Park. He was seen taking ground balls at third base during the Rays' batting practice session Friday.
"I'm kind of getting to the point where I don't feel like I'm doing any good to go out there and run around on it," Longoria said. "I can DH and still be effective. We've had some long games. Some of those games in the Boston series, I was hurting by the end of the game. The hope is that with a couple DH stays, stay off of the turf here and then get the off day going into Boston, that should give it enough time to be fine, and I should be back going out there."
Plantar fasciitis, a common basketball injury, includes the inflammation of connective tissue on the sole of a foot. Longoria has no experience with the condition, but he described the sensation as "pretty painful." He said he feels decent at the beginning of the game, but the pain is strong by the end.
"We chose to get him off his feet," Rays manager Joe Maddon said.
"I've never had it, but apparently, it's like a nail at the bottom of your foot."
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Tampa Bay slugger Evan Longoria was the Rays' designated hitter for the second straight game Friday night due to a sore right foot.
Longoria says he has been bothered by plantar fasciitis for probably the past two weeks.
''I'm kind of getting to the point where I really don't feel like I'm doing it any good to go out there and run around on it, so I can...
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb was hit in the head by a line drive and had to leave the game on a stretcher in the top of the fifth inning during Saturday's game at Tropicana Field.
Cobb was hit in the ear with the line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals batter Eric Hosmer, and the game was delayed for 11 minutes while Cobb...
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb was taken off the field on a stretcher after it appeared he was hit near the right ear by a liner off the bat of Kansas City's Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning of Saturday's game.
Cobb put a hand on his head after being struck. Trainers from both teams and other medical staff immediately ran onto the field.
Cobb could be seen kicking...
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Tampa Bay Rays right-handed pitcher Alex Cobb was hit in the head by a line drive on Saturday afternoon. Royals batter, Eric Hosmer sent a ball right back up the middle and [...]
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price threw a 54-pitch simulated game Thursday as part of his continued rehab from a strained left triceps.
Price, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, said he felt great pitching against teammates Sam Fuld, Ryan Roberts and Sean Rodriguez at Tropicana Field before a game between the Rays and Kansas City Royals...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Right-hander Alex Cobb was reinstated from the bereavement list and right-hander Jake Odorizzi was optioned to Triple-A Durham, the Tampa Bay Rays announced Thursday night.
Cobb was placed on the list Tuesday after the death of his grandmother. Meanwhile, Odorizzi, who pitched 3 13 innings in a 10-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday at Tropicana Field...
Rays’ pitcher Alex Cobb got nailed by a comebacker off of the bat of Royals’ Eric Hosmer and it was as scary as it gets. As you can see from the video Alex did his best to avoid being hit but the line drive came at him too quickly. The Rays released a statement saying that Cobb was hit in right ear but was also conscious the entire time, including on the way to the hospital...
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon told reporters – including
Bill Chastain and Adam Berry of MLB.com – that left-handed starting pitcher
David Price was impressive during his three-inning simulated game yesterday.
"Velocity on the fastball was way up there, I
thought," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "Slider, cutter, changeup,
everything was outstanding...
Tampa Bay Rays starter Alex Cobb was hit in the head during today's Rays-Royals game. In the top of the fifth inning, Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer hit a line drive back to the mound that hit off of Cobb's right ear, sending the righthander down to the Tropicana Field turf.
Cobb was taken off the field on a stretcher, but did not lose consciousness during the...
On Saturday afternoon, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb was hit in the head by a line drive from Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer. The ball appeared to hit Cobb on the right side of the head above the ear, and did so with some serious force. The ball was traveling off the bat at 102.4 MPH and then bounced back to home plate after hitting Cobb.
Cobb was moving his...
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This afternoon Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb, was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals first baseman, Eric Hosmer.
Reports from the Tampa Bay Times say that Cobb is OK and has only suffered a mild concussion.
Per @SunSportsRays data, ball off Hosmer’s bat that hit #Rays Cobb was traveling 102.4 mph.
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During last night's Boston Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game, Sun Sports announcers DeWayne Staats and Brian Anderson lost a plastic bottle that they had thought gone overboard. However, they found it had stayed on the lip of their broadcast booth and did not fall into the Tropicana Field crowd.
So an enterprising Anderson found a fishing...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb was taken off the field on a stretcher after he was hit on the right ear by a liner off the bat of Kansas City's Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning of the Rays' 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday.
Cobb put a hand on his head after being struck. Trainers from both teams and other medical staff immediately ran onto the...
(AP) -- The start of June has not been kind to Tampa Bay's Matt Moore.
After dominating for the first two months of the season, the left-hander looks to avoid a third straight losing start when he tries to help the host Rays cool off the surging Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Moore (8-2, 3.78 ERA) went 8-0 with a 2.18 ERA in his first 11 starts, which included a one-inning...
by John Viril—
Tampa Bay Rays starter Alex Cobb endured every pitcher’s worst nightmare against the Kansas City Royals Saturday night. While leading off the fifth inning, Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer scorched a hard line drive that hit Cobb in the head. Radar guns indicated the ball was travelling 104.2 mph.
Alex Cobb crumpled to the ground while the ball ricocheted...