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Yunel Escobar | Shortstop

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 23 - 8:32 PM

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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.
Jul 13 - 4:52 PM

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.
Jul 11 - 3:26 PM

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.
Jul 9 - 9:40 AM

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.
Jul 5 - 3:20 PM

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

The Rays played short-handed for a few days, but they were finally forced to make a move after Escobar didn't appear ready to return during a pre-game workout Monday. Ben Zobrist should continue to see starts at shortstop, which means increased playing time for Logan Forsythe.
Jul 1 - 8:27 AM

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.
Jun 30 - 9:01 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon said that they'll make a decision on the status of Yunel Escobar (shoulder) after Monday's pregame workout.

Escobar hasn't played since last Tuesday due to a sore right shoulder. If he doesn't feel improvement Monday, a stint on the disabled list could be next.
Jun 30 - 5:47 PM

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.
Jun 28 - 2:48 PM

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.
Jun 27 - 4:52 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon said that Yunel Escobar (shoulder) might not be ready to play in the second game of Friday's doubleheader.

Escobar hasn't played since leaving Tuesday's game against the Pirates with a sore right shoulder. He tested out the shoulder early Friday and Maddon doesn't think it's a DL situation, but it sounds like the shortstop could miss another game or two.
Jun 27 - 11:58 AM

Yunel Escobar (shoulder) remained out of the Rays' lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader.

Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Pirates with a sore right shoulder. It's possible he'll be ready to go for the second game, as it seems unlikely the Rays would have him play both contests.
Jun 27 - 10:30 AM

Yunel Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Pirates with a sore right shoulder.

Escobar will sit out Wednesday but is expected back in the lineup Friday after Thursday's off day. He's batting just .244/.322/.328 for the Rays this season.
Jun 24 - 10:47 PM

Yunel Escobar had an RBI single Friday against the Astros.

His ninth-inning RBI single off Chad Qualls was the only offense of the game for the Rays. Escobar has six RBI over his last six games after knocking in just 14 runs over his first 66 games this season. He's mostly an option in AL-only fantasy formats.
Jun 20 - 10:20 PM

Yunel Escobar went 2-for-2 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Astros.

Escobar drew a bases-loaded walk in the second inning to score a run, and he also knocked an RBI double in the win. The runs batted in were his first in eight games, as he's got just 16 RBI on the year. The 31-year-old remains a defense-first shortstop and a non-entity for fantasy players.
Jun 15 - 7:33 PM

Depth Charts

C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
3Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Cole Figueroa
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
3Jerry Sands
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Moore
2Alex Cobb
3Chris Archer
4Drew Smyly
5Jake Odorizzi
Relief Pitcher
R1Jake McGee
2Grant Balfour
3Joel Peralta
4Brad Boxberger
5Cesar Ramos
6Kirby Yates
7Jeff Beliveau