Per ESPN, Tampa Bay Rays slugger Evan Longoria will miss the Rays' next two games to head to California for a death in the family.
The most important thing is that he's there for his family.
But the second-year player isn't suffering a sophomore jinx. In fact, he has hit safely in all eight of his games while leading baseball in HRs (5) and batting (.441 average).
Willie Aybar will start in his place until Longoria returns Friday for the White Sox game.