Evan Longoria is headed to San Francisco. Yesterday (December 20th, 2017), the Rays traded their franchise cornerstone to the Giants. Longoria will now be playing third base in California's bay area. Six hours away, actress Eva Longoria lives in Hollywood. Obviously the two have similar names, but is Evan Longoria related to Eva Longoria?
The quick answer is no. Although both share a surname and both are of Hispanic descent, the Giants' third baseman and the Hollywood actress are not from the same family. They've had at least some form of contact, however, and have even made light of the fact that they share a last name. According to this web site, Eva Longoria sent a bottle of champagne to Evan in July 2008. It was a gift to celebrate his first All-Star selection; she also sent three jerseys to sign and send back to him.