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Aug 25, 2014
Rays manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Yunel Escobar won't be traded.
Tampa Bay Times Aug 30, 2014

Rays' Yunel Escobar says he feels fine physically, mentally

ST. PETERSBURG — SS Yunel Escobar said his recent stretch of rough play and errant throws is not the product of anything being wrong. Neither his arm is sore nor his feelings further bruised from last week's waiver claim.
DRaysBay Aug 26, 2014

Rays 2, Orioles 4: Defense, Bullpen Falter Late In Loss

A Yunel Escobar error gave Baltimore the winning run. The game was lost and won in the sixth inning, so let's start there. With the score tied at two the Rays loaded the bases with one out. Desmond Jennings hit a slow roller to third that Chris Davis was able to barehand and get home to gun down James Loney. Ben Zobrist then flew out to deep right field to end the threat. The out at home was the THIRD of the game for the Rays. Not the ideal situation to say the least. The bottom of the sixth brought Grant Balfour to the mound. With one out and a man on first, Chris Davis hit a grounder to...
DRaysBay Aug 26, 2014

The Rays Tank: Rough loss in Baltimore, Escobar remains

And the Bulls are International League South Division Champions! After all their talk about these being must-win games, #Rays putting out one of their worst showings of late— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 26, 2014 We can just forget that one. But you can never forget the photo above. That one's a framer! Despite that brutal loss, and the fact that he plays for the Orioles, that was one helluva catch and play by Adam Jones: Your browser does not support iframes. *** After quite the Yuni hate debating his worth over here, Joe Maddon assured Yunel Escobar that he wasn't going...
DRaysBay Aug 25, 2014

O's 9 - TB 1: Let's forget this one, Jake

Jake Odorizzi wasn't on fire right out of the gate, with stuff looking kinda hittable, but by the second inning he was expanding the zone against the Orioles' best. For instance, he walked Delmon Young to start that inning, then struck out two, including Chris Davis swinging at the split/change to finish the frame. The Rays went down in order through the first two innings, but Yunel Escobar shrugged off the rumors and accusations of laziness, and beat out the throw at first to lead the third, on an iffy throw from J.J. Hardy. The following pitch, Jose Molina hit a shot up the middle that...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 25, 2014

Rays' Maddon reassures Escobar that he won't be traded

BALTIMORE — Sensing SS Yunel Escobar was bothered by speculation about a possible waiver claim trade to Oakland, Rays manager Joe Maddon took the unusual step Monday of assuring the emotional infielder he would not be dealt by today's deadline for a deal.
Rotoworld Aug 25, 2014

Yunel Escobar won't be traded to Athletics - Yunel Escobar (SS) Tampa Bay Rays

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Yunel Escobar won't be traded.
DRaysBay Aug 25, 2014

Is Yunel Escobar worth his contract?

The Athletics seem to think so. Do the Rays? As you surely know by now, the Rays put Yunel Escobar on revocable waivers (teams do this with pretty much all of their players), and the Athletics claimed him. They now have till 1:00 PM tomorrow to work out a deal. The Rays can arrange a trade, simply let the Athletics have him, or pull him back off waivers. Yesterday, Danny looked at how the Rays might replace Escobar in the future, and that certainly plays into this decision by affecting his value to the team (there are possible replacements, but no sure things), but I'm going to look purely...
KFFL Aug 25, 2014

Rays | Yunel Escobar won't be dealt

Tampa Bay Rays SS Yunel Escobar will not be traded through a waiver claim this ...
KFFL Aug 25, 2014

Athletics | Adding Yunel Escobar unlikely

The Oakland Athletics do not appear likely to trade for Tampa Bay Rays SS Yunel ...
DRaysBay Aug 24, 2014
What happens if the Rays trade Yunel Escobar?

What happens if the Rays trade Yunel Escobar?

It is routine procedure for every team in baseball to put players on revocable waivers in August, allowing teams one last opportunity at trades post-deadline. It is not routine procedure, however, for a Rays player's name to surface as a potential August trade or pickup. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Oakland Athletics have laid claim to Yunel Escobar, in search of a replacement for the currently injured Jed Lowrie. The current replacement, Andy Parrino, is batting a mere .248 wOBA in eleven games thus far, and isn't expected to contribute higher than a .260 wOBA. In a down season, Yunel...
Rays Index Aug 23, 2014

Rays Unlikely To Win Protest Following Controversial Loss To Jays

The Rays lost to the Blue Jays 5-4 in 10 innings on Saturday afternoon. But it was happened in the fourth inning that led to the Rays officially protesting the game and has Joe Maddon thinking the Rays deserve a do-over. With Yunel Escobar at the plate, Mark Buehrle tried […]
KFFL Aug 12, 2014

Rays | Kevin Kiermaier in lineup, Yunel Escobar out

Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier (back) is in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 12, ...

Rapid Reaction: Rays 4 Cubs 0

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Saturday afternoon. Here’s a quick look at the game. How it happened: The Rays put up two runs in the fourth and sixth innings while starter Jake Odorizzi was mowing the Cubs down en route to Tampa Bay’s second straight win. Evan Longoria and Yunel Escobar had RBI hits in the fourth then Escobar drove in two more in the sixth. Odorizzi struck out nine while giving up just three hits in six innings of work.

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