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San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria to miss start of season

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Oct 11, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria (10) celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning during game three of the 2021 NLDS at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria will have surgery Tuesday to repair a ligament in his right index finger.

The team confirmed Monday night that Longoria will miss the start of the season after having the procedure performed by Dr. Steven Shin in Los Angeles.

There is no definitive timetable for the veteran’s return, as the finger must remain immobilized for at least 10 days before he can be re-evaluated.

Longoria, 36, batted .261 with 13 homers and 46 RBIs in 81 games for the Giants last season. He was out of action for more than two months after spraining his left shoulder in a June 5 collision with shortstop Brandon Crawford.

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A three-time All-Star, Longoria is a lifetime .266 hitter with 317 home runs and 1,089 RBIs in 1,823 games with the Tampa Bay Rays (2008-17) and Giants.

–Field Level Media