Yunel Escobar SS TB 1 Month
As anticipated, the Rays have exercised their 2014 options on Yunel Escobar ($5 million) and Ben Zobrist ($7 million).
Of the many decisions facing the Rays front office this offseason, these were two of the easiest. The slick-fielding 31-year-old shortstop hit .256/.332/.366 with nine homers and 56 RBI in his first season in Tampa Bay.
Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months
Yunel Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Yankees with an undisclosed injury.
Escobar had to reach for a throw and then jump over a sliding Yankees player in the bottom of the fourth and then was pinch-hit for in the top of the fifth. It's not clear at this point what his injury is, but more should be known soon.
Yunel Escobar SS TB 3 Months
Yunel Escobar went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI, helping to lead the Rays to a 3-0 victory over the Twins on Friday in Minnesota.
Escobar singled and came around to score in the third inning, then capped off the game's scoring with an RBI double off Kevin Correia in the seventh. The 30-year-old shortstop is hitting .264/.333/.380 with nine homers, 54 RBI and three stolen bases on the year.