Evan Longoria Injury: Rays Star Could Be Out 6-8 Weeks With Hamstring Injury, According To Report

April 30, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan (26) tags out Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) on a stolen base attempt in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Evan Longoria pulled his hamstring on an awkward slide into second base on Monday night, and reports are estimating he could be out from 6-8 Weeks.

In the bottom of the third inning in the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Mariners on Monday night, Evan Longoria tried to steal second base but was called out on a pretty good throw and tag. But the big story is what happened after the ump had already made his call. Longoria tried to stand up but lost his balance, then on his way back onto his backside, he fell awkwardly and hyper extended his knee a little bit. According to reports coming out on Tuesday, Longorisa received an MRI and could be out for as much as two months.

Longoria has not been placed on the disabled list yet and no word has come out from the Rays on the status of his injury. But Longoria has been on an absolute tear so far this year, and the Rays need his production in the middle of their lineup. This is a huge blow for the team at this time.

For more on this injury and all things Tampa Bay Rays baseball, please head over to DRaysBay.

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