Savvy Rookie

Third baseman Evan Longoria was playing in college two summers ago and in the minor leagues two months ago, but he hasn't looked anything like a rookie since joining the Rays in mid-April. "Certain players have an ability to slow the game down as the game pressure intensifies, and Evan is definitely one of those players," executive vice president Andrew Friedman said. "Our scouts noted that about him as an amateur and we have seen it repeatedly with him as a pro."

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