Longoria was pulled for a pinch hitter in the third inning of a rehab game at Triple-A Durham yesterday after feeling discomfort in his hamstring. Expected to return to the Rays' roster some time this week, the 26-year-old is now sidelined indefinitely.
The 2008 Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Star attempted to downplay the severity of the setback, claiming it was not a "reinjury", but the lack of a timetable must be worrying for fans and the front office alike.
Longoria began his rehab stint on Saturday, going 1-for-4 with a single as the designated hitter, and got the start at DH on Monday as well prior to being pulled from the game. Out since May 3 with his injury, the Rays have gone just 22-21in Longoria's absence.