Yunel Escobar SS TB 17 Days

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 1 Month

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.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months

Yunel Escobar (shoulder) is on track to the activated from the disabled list on Friday.

That's the first day he's eligible. Escobar went 1-for-4 with a single and a run for High-A Charlotte on Tuesday in his second rehab game. He played all nine innings at shortstop and didn't have any issues, so the Rays getting him back on Friday shouldn't be a problem.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months

Yunel Escobar (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Rays on Monday.

He's scheduled to play shortstop there on Monday, DH on Tuesday and play shortstop at Class-A Charlotte on Wednesday. It looks as though he's on track to need just the minimum amount of time on the disabled list.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months

Rays placed SS Yunel Escobar on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 25, with right shoulder soreness.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months

Yunel Escobar (shoulder) was held out of the lineup again on Monday.

Escobar threw before Monday's game, but it was determined that he wasn't ready yet. Rays manager Joe Maddon noted that how the shortstop felt would determine whether Escobar would land on the disabled list, so he could have an update after Monday's contest.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months

Yunel Escobar (shoulder) remains optimistic that he'll avoid the disabled list, despite not playing since leaving Tuesday's game against the Pirates.

Rays skipper Joe Maddon said he'd give Escobar until Sunday, and if things weren't better the team would be forced to make a decision. Ben Zobrist is starting in his place at shortstop on Sunday, with Logan Forsythe covering second base.

Yunel Escobar SS TB 2 Months

Yunel Escobar (shoulder) remained out of the lineup for the second game of Friday's doubleheader versus the Orioles.

Escobar hasn't played since leaving Tuesday's game against the Pirates with a sore right shoulder, and the shoulder still feels tight. He remains day-to-day.