PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The early scare of this year's camp came when Matt Bush hit third baseman Evan Longoria on his right hand during Thursday's intrasquad game. Longoria left the game, but didn't appear to be in pain.
Longoria went for an X-ray, which was negative.
"It's just a bruise," Longoria said. "It's sore, but getting hit by a pitch is part of the game. The X-rays were negative, and that's good. Now it's day to day and we will see how it feels tomorrow. At this point, we just need to get the swelling out of there."
Joe Maddon told reporters that Longoria only suffered a bruise after the ball hit the fatty part of his hand. The Rays manager doesn't expect the team's All-Star third baseman to miss any time.