Found March 01, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. It was just a nice little intrasquad game for the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday morning. But the mood suddenly turned serious when a pitch in the top of the fourth by Matt Bush struck the right hand of batter Evan Longoria. Luckily for Longo and the Rays, the ball struck the fleshy part of his hand beneath the thumb, and the scare was only a fleeting one. After starting last season with an oblique injury that sidelined him more than a month, the last thing the Rays star third baseman and offensive catalyst wanted to deal with was a fractured hand. Its just a bruise, he said later. Its sore, but getting hit by a pitch is part of the game. The X-rays were negative, and thats good. Now its day to day, and we will see how it feels tomorrow. At this point, we just need to get the swelling out of there. Added manager Joe Maddon: He should be fine. (Trainer) Ronnie (Porterfield) was just icing it down, that kind of stuff. But Ronnie was not very concerned. It was a ...
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