Rays third baseman Evan Longoria knows all about the road Cubs phenom Kris Bryant followed to the big leagues. And he certainly has no complaints.
Longoria, who was selected by Tampa Bay third overall in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, made his Major League debut on April 12, 2008, the day after he had spent enough time in the Minor Leagues to mean he would have to spend six additional full seasons in the big leagues before he could become a free agent.
Tracy Ringolsby is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.