Longoria was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a strained left oblique, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. It's unclear when exactly the veteran third baseman picked up the injury, though it presumably occurred Tuesday while going 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts against Arizona. Longoria doesn't have a clear timeline for his return, but he seems likely to be sidelined through the All-Star break.
Longoria will sit Friday against the White Sox, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Longoria sits after starting nine straight games, a stretch in which he hit .400/.486/.733 with three homers and more walks (six) than strikeouts (five). Jason Vosler will spell him at third base.
Longoria went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Tigers. All of a sudden, Longoria is red hot. He has multiple hits in four of his last six games, with three homers during that stretch. The third baseman has battled finger, shoulder and hamstring issues already this season, so he may require more days off than in past years, but he can still do damage when on the field.
Longoria went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a sacrifice fly in Saturday's 9-2 win over the Reds. Longoria has homered in consecutive games and he's hit safely in six straight, going 8-for-21 (.381) during the streak. The third baseman tied the game at 1-1 in the second inning with his blast before adding a sac fly in the third for the Giants' fourth run. Longoria had another short burst of power in late May before suffering a minor shoulder injury, but it looks like he's back in a groove. He's batting .241 with an .801 OPS, seven homers, 15 RBI, 14 runs scored and five doubles through 122 plate appearances this year, and he should command a majority of the starts at the hot corner, though the 36-year-old is likely to get routine rest.
Longoria went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Reds. Longoria's hitting streak is up to five games, during which he's gone 7-for-18 (.389). The third baseman hadn't homered since May 30 prior to Friday's long ball in the fourth inning. He's slashing .238/.322/.457 with six homers, 13 RBI, 13 runs scored and five doubles through 36 contests overall.
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