Longoria’s Strength Is Building After Shaky Start

Evan Longoria’s legs felt fine as spring training came to an end and the regular season dawned. But that’s spring training, where innings are limited and days off are many.

One of the biggest questions surrounding the Tampa Bay Rays as they embarked on the 2013 season — Longoria’s health — did not appear to be an issue during the first week or so of the season.

Make that, it did not appear to be an issue to anyone who doesn’t wear No. 3 and play third base for the Rays.

“I felt pretty bad after the first week of the season, like 10 games in,” Longoria said. “I was kind of scared.”

Longoria missed 85 games last season with a partially torn left hamstring that required offseason surgery. Add that to a history of leg woes and you can easily understand Longoria’s trepidation when the bounce he expected from his legs was missing.

Source: Roger Mooney, TBO.com