ST. PETERSBURG Tampa Bay Rays star Evan Longoria sustained a left hamstring-knee injury early in Monday nights game against Seattle but the club isnt ready to place him on the disabled list.
Andrew Friedman, executive vice president of baseball operations, told the media Tuesday morning following the introductory press conference of free agent-slugger Hideki Matsui that the first step will be to see how Longoria feels when he arrives for treatment later this afternoon.
Its really premature to say anything right now until we get a feel for how he feels today when he shows up, Friedman said. Were not anticipating making a move today pre-game.
The Rays third baseman and offensive catalyst, currently hitting .329 with four homers and 19 RBI, sustained the injury while attempting to steal second base in the third inning against the Mariners. He grabbed at the back of his left leg several steps from second base, where he was thrown out, and left the game moments later.