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.Less