ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays have traded star third baseman Evan Longoria to the San Francisco Giants.
In return, the Rays get 22-year-old shortstop Christian Arroyo, 33-year-old outfielder Denard Span, 22-year-old pitcher Stephen Woods and 23-year-old pitcher Matt Krook.
Arroyo is a native of Brooksville and Spann is from Tampa.
The Rays also sent cash considerations to the Giants.
Longoria, 32, has spent his entire 10-year MLB career with the Rays. Tampa Bay selected Longoria with the third overall pick in the 2006 MLB Draft and was the first player drafted by the team's current ownership group. The third baseman was a three-time All-Star from 2008-2010.
Longoria has five seasons remaining on a six-year, $100 million extension he signed in November 2012.
This past season, Longoria won his third Gold Glove award at third base. He hit .261 with 20 home runs, 86 RBIs and a .737 OBS.
Longoria is the club’s all-time leader with 1,435 games played, 261 home runs, 892 runs batted in, 338 doubles, 618 extra-base hits, 780 runs scored, 569 walks and 2,630 total bases. Of the 30 postseason games in Rays history, all 30 have featured Longoria in the starting lineup at third base.
“Evan is our greatest Ray," Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg said in a statement. "For a decade, he’s been at the center of all of our successes, and it’s a very emotional parting for us all. I speak for our entire organization in wishing Evan and his wonderful family our absolute best.”
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