The Giants placed Longoria on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a sprained left shoulder. Manager Gabe Kapler said X-rays on Longoria's shoulder returned negative, but the veteran third baseman is expected to remain out for 4-to-6 weeks, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports. Based on the estimated recovery timeline, Longoria will likely remain on the shelf through or shortly before the All-Star break in mid-July. The injury is a tough blow for the 35-year-old, who was enjoying a resurgent season with an .892 OPS through 186 plate appearances on the season. Wilmer Flores will start at third base in place of Longoria in Sunday's game against the Cubs, and Flores could end up handling everyday duties at the position while Longoria is on the shelf.
Manager Gabe Kapler said following Saturday's win over the Cubs that Longoria is being evaluated for a potential shoulder injury after a collision with shortstop Brandon Crawford forced the third baseman to exit in the ninth inning, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports. Kapler wasn't yet able to provide any information on the seriousness of the injury, but did note that it is the shoulder hindering Longoria. Further updates figure to be given Sunday, if not later Saturday night.
Longoria exited Saturday's game against the Cubs after colliding with shortstop Brandon Crawford while attempting to field a groundball in the ninth inning, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports. It's not entirely clear what Longoria may have injured during the play, but further updates are likely to come later Saturday. Donovan Solano entered the game at second base as Mauricio Dubon shifted to the hot corner. Crawford was able to remain in the game.
Longoria (side) went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk and a run scored in Friday's 8-5 win over the Cubs. Longoria missed two games with right side soreness. He knocked in Brandon Crawford for San Francisco's first run, then came around to score on a Steven Duggar home run. Longoria has maintained a solid .275/.363/.506 slash line with nine home runs, 30 RBI, 27 runs scored and a stolen base as a near-everyday option at third base.
Longoria (side) is starting Friday's game against the Cubs, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Longoria left Monday's game due to right side soreness and was held out of the lineup each of the last two games. However, he'll play third base and bat fifth Friday.
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