PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Three Rays players will conclude Spring Training on a sour note after having their rented house robbed.
David Price confirmed the news by text on Monday morning that he and his roommates, Evan Longoria and Reid Brignac, were the victims of a forced entry during which the thieves stole watches, a 60-inch flat-screen television, three iPads and two Xbox video game systems. Price estimated his personal loss, which included several expensive watches, at about $50,000.
Fortunately for the group, which shared the residence this spring, they were not home when the break-in occurred.
Longoria, the Rays' All-Star third baseman, has had a particularly unfortunate spring. Earlier in camp, he received the news that his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro was stolen from a car lot in Arizona.
"You have insurance for this reason," said Longoria shortly after learning the fate of his car. "What can you do? It's part of life, I guess."
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.