Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months

Escobar (knee) is likely done for the season, the Associated Press reports. "I don't think it's anything serious, but enough to keep him out for any week of the season," manager Joe Maddon said of Escobar's injury.

He left the game after spraining his left knee while sliding into home during the third inning. Those in single-season leagues can safely move on from Escobar now, and the Rays will probably use a combination of Ben Zobrist, Sean Rodriguez and Nick Franklin at shortstop over the season's final games.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months

Escobar left Tuesday's game in the third inning with a left knee sprain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Escobar attempted to go from second base to home on a single by Ben Zobrist in the top of the third, but a spike on his cleat caught the dirt as he went for the slide. The Rays will send Escobar for an MRI, but Topkin noted that the team didn't seem especially concerned about the injury.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months

Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox after a play at the plate in the top of the third inning.

It appeared as though a spike on Escobar's cleat caught the dirt as he tried to slide into home plate. While he needed some help initially, Escobar ultimately walked off under his own power, albeit with a noticeable limp. Ben Zobrist moved in to man short, with Brandon Guyer coming into the game to play center.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.

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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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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.

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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.