The Rays just made the announcement; Longoria had been considered a likely addition following the injury to 3B Chipper Jones, but had not heard anything as of this afternoon. David Wright has been playing third but he was hobbled Wednesday when he fouled a ball off his left foot and cracked the nail on his big toe.
Longoria won't be gone long as Team USA plays in the semifinals on Sunday and possibly the finals on Monday. Longoria will join teammate LHP J.P. Howell on Team USA and could face 2B Akinori Iwamura, who is playing for Japan.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Evan Longoria Joining Team USA For WBC
Marc Topkin reports that Evan Longoria will be playing in the World Baseball Classic for Team USA following injuries to Chipper Jones and David Wright:
-- By Doug at 9:24 PM