Yunel Escobar SS TB 4 Days

Escobar is not in the lineup Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

With Nick Franklin up with the Rays, it's possible that Escobar could see less regular at-bats down the stretch. Ben Zobrist will start at shortstop Wednesday, with Franklin playing second.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 7 Days

Escobar went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run in Sunday's 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays.

Escobar has been on a roll at the dish recently, as the veteran shortstop has now put up four multi-hit performances across his last eight games. During this stretch, Escobar has gone 12-for-29 overall with three doubles, three homers and seven RBI.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 10 Days

Escobar went 3-for-3 with a pair of homers and four RBI in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Yankees.

Escobar absolutely terrorized Michael Pineada, hitting a three-run homer off of the young starter in the fourth inning and later adding a solo shot in the seventh. Not known for his power, it was Escobar's first home run since June 16. He plays nearly ever day, but there's not too much to be excited about, with a batting average of just .253 and very little pop.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 12 Days

Escobar is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

Escobar sat out Sunday's game for an unspecified reason, but he is set to return to action Tuesday night. Escobar will man the shortstop position and bat seventh against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 14 Days

Escobar is out of the lineup Sunday, but may be available to pinch hit or come in defensively later in the game, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The reason for Escobar's absence from the lineup is unclear, but it seems to be injury related according to the report. It's encouraging that he may be able to pinch hit or play defensively if needed, which likely means he's dealing with something minor in nature.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 22 Days

Escobar is out of the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Escobar was claimed off revocable waivers by the A's earlier this month but the Rays opted against sending the 31-year-old to Oakland. There's still a chance Escobar could be moved elsewhere, but consider this a day off, his first since Aug. 12, until there's indication otherwise. Ben Zobrist will man short in his absence.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 1 Month

Escobar is out of the lineup Tuesday versus the Rangers.

It will be the first day off for Escobar since coming off the DL in early July. He's off to a solid start in the month of August, batting .286 with only three strikeouts in 42 at-bats. Ben Zobrist will bat second and get the start at shortstop in his place Tuesday.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months

Yunel Escobar was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Cardinals for arguing balls and strikes.

Escobar took a called strike three in the fourth inning and took exception to the call. Home plate umpire Dan Bellino took exception to his exception and threw Escobar out of the game. It was the Rays' second ejection in two nights after manager Joe Maddon was tossed from Tuesday's game in what turned out to be a miscommunication of sorts.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months

Yunel Escobar went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Escobar scored the first run of the game in the second inning, and he added an insurance run in the sixth. More noteworthy, the shortstop stole a base in the win, his first steal since August 9 of last season. Escobar is hitting .249/.328/.330 on the season and can continue to be ignored in fantasy realms.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months

Rays activated SS Yunel Escobar from the 15-day disabled list.

Escobar missed the last couple weeks with right shoulder soreness. He returns to a disappointing .244/.322/.328 batting line with four homers and 22 RBI over 77 games.