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AL East update: Evan Longoria, Jose Reyes, J.P Arencibia, Brandon Workman

An update from the happenings around the American League East, which includes Evan Longoria's consecutive games-played streak in jeopardy.

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During Thursday night's contest against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays fans got a bit of a scare.

Rays starter Chris Archer had already plunked two Blue Jays during the 7th and Toronto didn't take to kindly to that. Toronto righty Marco Estrada, a college teammate of Longoria, took matters into his own hands and plunked Longoria in the hip.

Longoria, including last night's contest, has the longest current streak in the majors of consecutive games played at 252.  That streak may be in jeopardy, though Longoria wants to play Friday according to Mark Topkin.

DRaysBay breaks the sequence down with GIFs and video here. Worth a look.

AL East standings 4/17:

Boston 6 3 0.667 -
Tampa Bay 6 4 0.600 0.5
Baltimore 5 4 0.556 1
Toronto 5 5 0.500 1.5
NY Yankees 3 6 0.333 3

AL East news & notes 4/17:

  • What Did Marcus Stroman Do to His ACL? - awesome fan post at Bluebird Banter
    "...So the kid's probably right around weight bearing with impact drills right now. He's walking and pedalling his stationary bike with pressure on the pedals and weight training in the pool. He's got his eye set on strengthening work and will be attempting to keep from getting lopsided as his uninjured right leg is far stronger than his injured left."