Giants Veteran Hits Injured List Yet Again

For the third time this season, the San Francisco Giants have lost oft-injured third baseman Evan Longoria to the IL.

It's a strained hamstring this time for Longoria, who also had finger surgery near the end of spring training, and also missed time last month with an oblique strain. The latest injury has been called more "frustrating" than it is serious.

"It's hard when your body doesn't cooperate with you," said Giants manager Gabe Kapler, expressing Longoria's frustration for him. "It's kind of one thing after another and he hasn't been able to get over the hump. I feel for him as a friend, I feel for him as a player, and I feel for us because obviously he's really important to our club. He's hitting right in the middle of the lineup and playing third base for us and doing a really nice job. It sucks for us, sucks for him and it's disappointing, but we'll keep fighting." 

Longoria hasn't been healthy for a full 6-month season since 2017. 

In the 49 games he has been able to suit up this season, the 36-year-old veteran has hit .243 with a .791 OPS, 9 homers and 19 RBIs. 

Rookie David Villar is likely to fill in for Longoria at 3B during his absence.

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