Giants Get Bad News With Evan Longoria Injury Update
By Larry Rupp
The San Francisco Giants shocked the MLB world when they racked up 107 wins last season and now head into 2022 looking to repeat the same success. It's not all good news, though. Starting third baseman Evan Longoria will miss the start of the year as he is set to undergo finger surgery.
Evan Longoria Injury Update
Longoria's injury is nothing new. He was hit with a pitch late last season and it seems to still be bothering him to this day. It's a tricky issue to overcome given how often baseball players are forced to use their hands at the plate or in the field. The veteran has been held out of spring training entirely.
San Francisco is not entirely sure on Longoria's timeline for a return quite yet, but it is likely to be at least a few weeks. Wilmer Flores and Thairo Estrada are the best options to fill in over at the hot corner until Longoria is back to full health. The Giants' roster depth is going to be tested right away.
Longoria is coming off a 2021 season in which he slashed .261/.351/.482 across 81 games played. The three-time All-Star smacked 13 home runs and tallied 46 RBIs as well. Longoria's elite fielding makes him stick out at 36 years old as he has only posted 7 errors in the last two seasons combined.
For now, San Francisco fans will simply have to be patient and wait for more updates to come out in late April. The Giants are set to open the season against the Miami Marlins on April 8 and have odds set at +2500 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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