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UPDATE: Evan Longoria has a hamstring tear, out 6-8 weeks

Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 28: Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays prior to the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 28, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

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UPDATE: It’s official:

#Rays say Longoria has partial tear of left hamstring. Out 6-8 weeks.

— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 1, 2012

11:33 AM: When Evan Longoria went down last night it was thought to be his knee. Which, while potentially bad, could have been fairly minor depending on what exactly he hurt. Knees and meniscusy things are funny like that. Ask Chipper Jones who, while hurt all the time, rarely misses tons of consecutive games by virtue of any one knee injury.

But Longoria doesn’t have a knee problem. He has a hamstring problem:

Hearing #Rays Longoria has a hamstring issue, guesstimate is he’ll be out 6-8 weeks. Could have been worse.

— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 1, 2012

Ugh, 6-8 weeks for the Rays’ best player while Elliot Johnson backs him up? Bad news.