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Giants place Evan Longoria on injured list

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The Giants announced on Monday afternoon the club has placed third baseman Evan Longoria on the 10-day injured list due to plantar fasciitis. Pitcher Ray Black has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.

Longoria, 33, exited Sunday’s game against the Brewers after five innings due to discomfort in his left foot. Across 83 games this season, he’s hitting .241/.318/.446 with 13 home runs and 39 RBI in 311 trips to the plate.

Pablo Sandoval will handle third base in Longoria’s absence. Sandoval has had a career rebirth, posting an .860 OPS with 11 homers in 203 plate appearances

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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