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Evan Longoria’s MRI reveals strain, and he’ll be gone a while

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The Giants are winning games but losing players.

Evan Longoria was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday morning with left foot plantar fasciitis a day after he was removed from Sunday’s game with the issue.

Bruce Bochy said after the Giants’ 19-2 victory in Colorado that an MRI revealed a strain, and he anticipates Longoria will miss more than the 10 days. Longoria told reporters Sunday he’s dealt with the issue on and off for much of his career.

It’s poor timing for the Giants and Longoria, who has been their hottest hitter during the recent surge into the wild-card race. He’s slashing .400/.471/1.067 with six home runs in nine July games.

The Giants also played without Austin Slater, who was scratched from the lineup for the first half of Monday’s doubleheader. He was out of the lineup Sunday with the flu until Longoria’s injury forced him into action.

Replacing Slater was Alex Dickerson, who had missed a pair of games with back spasms.

Reliever Ray Black, who had just been demoted to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday to make room for Tyler Beede, was summoned to replace Longoria.


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