Rays acquired SS Yunel Escobar from the Marlins in exchange for INF Derek Dietrich.
The deal is now official. Known more for his antics and poor makeup than his on-field ability, Escobar nevertheless could turn out to be a pretty nice acquisition for the Rays if they can keep him in line. He'll make just $5 million in 2012, and the Rays will have $5 million options on him for 2014 and 2015. He'll start at shortstop, with Ben Zobrist sliding over to second base.