Giants’ Evan Longoria Opts for Surgery and Could Miss 6-8 Weeks

Evan Longoria during his time with the Rays. Photo by Chris Brown/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria has decided to undergo a surgery on his broken left hand in order to speed up the recovery time. Longoria has suffered the injury on Thursday after Miami Marlins’ Dan Straily hit him in the hand with a baseball ball. Although the early examinations showed that there is no need for surgery, the 32-year-old decided for the procedure hoping to get back to the field faster. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday in Los Angeles.

According to Longoria, he should be back in six to eight weeks. “Hopefully soon after the All-Star break, I should be back,” Longoria told reporters on Saturday. “It shouldn’t be too long before I can start the process of strengthening it. Once the incision heals, it’s pretty much pain tolerance. It’s best to say six to eight weeks, but I have a hard time telling myself that. I’ll definitely push for some time soon after the All-Star break.”

Evan Longoria has played 67 games for the Giants in 2018 season in which he had .246 batting average, 63 hits, and 10 homers.

Prior to joining San Francisco Giants, Longoria spent 10 years with the Tampa Bay Rays, earning three All-Star appearances, three Gold Glove Awards, and one Silver Slugger Award.