Evan Longoria required the right turn from the Polk Bay clubhouse and walked a couple of ft before walking before several reporters huddled around a selection board that won't list his reputation for the following 4 to 8 days.
The 3-time All-Star was put on the 15-day disabled list having a partly torn left hamstring Tuesday. Changing his softball bat and glove will not be simple.
The Sun rays are confident they will be OK without their finest player, who's striking .329 with four homers and 19 RBIs.
"I have experienced the same situation before and it is one of individuals things where I'll maintain positivity,Inch the 3rd baseman stated. "It will likely be difficult to watch, however i can't really be worried about it at this time. I have got to bother with getting healthy."
The Sun rays received the exam results before Tuesday night's game from the Dallas Ocean adventurers. Longoria was hurt Monday while running to second base with an attempted steal. He slid in to the bag and continued to be on the floor as it were before climbing to his ft and travelling to the dugout without assistance.
Elliot Manley changed him following a third inning and finally shipped a game title-winning RBI single within the twelfth inning of the 3-2 victory.
The Sun rays possess a knack for locating anyone to step-up when star gamers are battling or hurt. That's a primary reason they're confident they are able to withstand Longoria's absence.
"We are still an excellent team. We are going to need to be much better defensively, much better with this execution around the basepaths," executive v . p . of baseball procedures Andrew Friedman stated.
"Our pitching's likely to be excellent. We are likely to score runs," he added. "Therefore it is certainly one of individuals things where it's certainly not ideal, but we all do have a lot of talent around him which should still let us win lots of games."
The Sun rays make the 2010 nfl playoffs three of history four seasons, including 2008 once they won the AL East making an improbable run around the world Series. That year, virtually every starter stayed around the disabled list, including Longoria.
Polk Bay lost the slugger for 26 games early this past year and retrieved from the slow begin to rally from the nine-game deficit in September to win the AL wild card on Longoria's game-ending homer around the final evening from the regular season.
"I haven't any doubts," that teammates will step-up and assist the Sun rays continue a powerful start, Longoria stated.
"We have been lower this road before," manager Joe Maddon stated. "There is no crying in baseball. ... You simply come up with the very best choices after and move ahead. However, you can't be worried about it. You do not discuss it adversely because that literally brings you lower."
The Sun rays bought anything of infielder Will Rhymes from Triple-A Durham. To create room around the 40-guy roster for Rhymes, reliever Kyle Farnsworth was moved in the 15-day disabled list towards the 60-day DL.
Manley is at the selection again Tuesday evening. Another utility infielder, Shaun Keppinger, will also have some begins at third while Longoria has gone out.
"It isn't obvious yet the length of time he'll miss. It will likely be no less than four days. Somewhere within the 4 to 8 (range), for the way he responds and just how treatment goes," Friedman stated.
"He's been an excellent healbot. He's had some hamstring issues previously and it has return from their store pretty rapidly, relatively speaking, so we are not likely to put a strong timeline onto it.Inch
Longoria was sidelined with a strained left oblique muscle the majority of the opening month last year. He'd a powerful other half, finishing with 31 homers and 99 RBIs.
He assisted the Sun rays to some 15-8 record in April - the 2nd-best opening month in franchise history - and thought he'd left his issues with injuries behind him.
"It's one of individuals things. Driving home last evening, I believed I'm able to try looking in the mirror and say I have done everything will be able to do to try and prevent these type of things," Longoria stated. "My hamstring just does not cooperate beside me sometimes."