Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have had "serious extension talks" with Yunel Escobar.
Yunel Escobar went 2-for-3 with a double on Tuesday to raise his spring average to .500.
Rays exercised SS Yunel Escobar's $5 million option for 2014.
Yunel Escobar (ankle) returned to the Rays starting lineup on Saturday.
Yunel Escobar (ankle) is out of the Rays' lineup again Friday against the Blue Jays.
Yunel Escobar (ankle) was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Yankees.
Yunel Escobar (ankle) is back in the Rays' starting lineup Thursday night against the Yankees.
Yunel Escobar (ankle) is not in the Rays' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Yankees.
Yunel Escobar is day-to-day after being diagnosed with a sore left ankle.
Yunel Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Yankees with an undisclosed injury.
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.
Yunel Escobar is not in the Rays' lineup Sunday.
Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is back in Monday's lineup against the Red Sox.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said Sunday that he expects Yunel Escobar (hamstring) to play in the upcoming series against the Red Sox.