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Evan’s Staying Longor(ia)

Welp, looks like Tampa’s hot corner isn’t cooling off any time soon. The Rays’ gap-toothed God Evan Longoria extended his contract at Tropicana for six more years — possibly good through the 2023 season.

Longo took to Twitter to announce it himself:

In an article written by MLB.com’s Bill Chastain, Rays executive vice president of baseball operations commended the 27-year-old third baseman, too.

“Evan has all of the attributes we seek in a player. His determination and work ethic inspire others around him. He is devoted to his craft and strives to improve himself every year, and he defines success in terms of team performance and achievement. It’s exciting to know that Evan will be manning third base for the Rays for many years to come.” —  Andrew Friedman

Longo joined the Rays’ big boys in 2008 when he made his major-league debut. Now, the former Cal State Long Beach player boats a .276 career batting average and accolades including ’08 AL Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Star (’08, ’09, ’10).

Also, this is his girlfriend.

Moral of the story, with an additional $100 million to his extended contract and an OK-looking girlfriend, Longo ain’t doing half bad.

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