Add Evan Longoria to the long list of players the Giants have sent to the disabled list this season.
Marlins pitcher Dan Straily plunked Longoria on the hand in his second at-bat Thursday, and now the third baseman will be out for a while as he reportedly has a broken bone.
The Giants announced after Thursday their 6-3 win over Miami, the 32-year-old broke the fifth metatarsal in his left hand, which is an injury very similar to the one Madison Bumgarner suffered in spring training.
#SFGiants announce third baseman Evan Longoria has suffered a broken left hand. No estimate on how much time he’ll will miss. https://t.co/JZgCtQ4HN8
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) June 14, 2018
According to the Athletic, Longoria expects to miss six to eight weeks with the injury. He is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday.
He is hopeful to be back soon after the All-Star break.
Longoria having surgery Tuesday. Not needed but will help speed recovery/minimize muscle atrophy to have a permanent pin inserted. Out 6-8 weeks but aims to return shortly after All-Star break.
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) June 16, 2018
Longoria was batting.246 with 10 home runs and 34 RBIs before the incident. He has five years remaining on the six-year, $100 million contract he signed with the Rays before the 2017 season. He was acquired via trade by the Giants in the offseason.
It is likely Kelby Tomlinson will see a good amount of time at third base in Longoria’s absence.