Rays Injury Update: Yunel Escobar has no structural damage in knee

The Tampa Bay Rays won their 77th game of the year on Saturday by shutting out the Indians by the score of 2-0. Wil Myers lead the Rays with two hits in four at bats with an RBI. Four Rays' pitchers scattered five hits and struck out 11 in the win. On the injury front, Yunel Escobar, who is finished for the season with a knee injury, had an MRI which revealed no structural...
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Escobar has MRI on knee, no structural damage revealed

Yunel Escobar had an MRI on his injured left knee Thursday and the news was good. He has a bruise, but no structural damage. The Rays shortstop flew home to the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday after injuring his left knee during the third inning of Tuesday's 6-2 win against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. "Bruise in the knee," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "Not unlike...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' Yunel Escobar likely out for season with knee injury

A left knee sprain on an awkward play to avoid a collision at home plate has likely ended SS Yunel Escobar's season. The Rays don't believe the injury is serious but will send Escobar for an MRI exam soon and seem likely to shut him down regardless. "You probably won't see him the rest of the season, honestly,'' manager Joe Maddon said. "I think it...
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Rays Injury Update: Yunel Escobar likely done for season after early exit

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar has probably played his last game of the 2014 season after suffering a knee injury in an awkward home plate collision on Tuesday night. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Escobar sprained his left knee while trying to avoid Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during a play at the plate in the third inning and had to leave the game...
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Red Sox Notes: A Night Of Highs And Lows For Yoenis Cespedes

BOSTON — A would-be pitchers’ duel between the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays got out of hand in a hurry Tuesday night. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz was charged with five earned runs on eight hits after taking a shutout into the eighth. The Rays sent nine men to the plate in their five-run eighth and added an insurance run on a Matt Joyce homer the following inning to seal a 6-2...
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New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays game preview

If the New York Yankees miss the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1992 and '93, they won't have to look further than a lack of offense for the reason why it happened. After another lackluster performance at the plate, the fading Yankees try to avoid a fifth loss in six games when they continue a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday...
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Escobar riles up Toronto crowd, Rays beat Blue Jays in extras

  Yunel Escobar riled up the crowd with an exaggerated display after a home run in the eighth inning and Sean Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays over the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. A frequent target of boos in Toronto after being suspended by the Blue Jays for writing an anti-gay slur on his eye-black in 2012, Escobar homered off the facing...
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Rays recover to beat Blue Jays in 10 innings

TORONTO (AP) -- Sean Rodriguez drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar both homered as the Rays took two of three from Toronto, dealing the Blue Jays a blow in their chase for an AL wild-card berth. Toronto came in four games out of a playoff spot. Toronto pinch...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Yunel Escobar launches a 3-run home run

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Passed ball bounces right way for Rays over O's

It was a fastball that Orioles C Nick Hundley tried to frame for a strike that nicked off his mitt and reached the backstop. That allowed SS Yunel Escobar to race home from third base with the winning run Saturday in the Rays’ 3-2 victory, giving the franchise its first-ever walk-off win on a passed ball. “We’ll take it,” manager Joe Maddon said. Escobar reached on a throwing...
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Rays top O's, win first time on game-ending passed ball in team history

  Yunel Escobar scored on Nick Hundley's passed ball with two outs in ninth inning Saturday, giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Escobar reached first on a throwing error by shortstop Ryan Flaherty leading off the ninth, took second on Kevin Kiermaier's sacrifice bunt and advanced to third on Curt Casali's flyout. After Ben Zobrist was intentionally...
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Rays Rumors: Tampa Bay pulls Yunel Escobar back from waivers

Over the weekend, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that the Oakland Athletics had been awarded the waiver claim of Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar. Escobar did not want to leave Tampa Bay and expressed interest in staying with the Rays. The Athletics and Rays would have 48 hours to work out a deal for Escobar, let him and his salary just go to Oakland, or the Rays could...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Escobar's agent: Tampa is a great fit for Yunel, Oakland may not be

Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar's claim on revocable waivers by Oakland has raised some concern in the Escobar camp, which apparently prefers he stay in Tampa Bay where he felt he had finally found a home. "I am very concerned with Yunel having been selected on waivers by Oakland," Escobar's agent, Alex Esteban, told on Sunday night. "While I believe...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Odorizzi helps lift Rays past Cardinals 7-2

ST. LOUIS -- Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. It was the Rays' season-high sixth straight win. They have outscored the opposition 36-11 during the run. Evan Longoria added a solo homer in the ninth...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays notes: SS Yunel Escobar welcomed back into lineup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays welcomed back Yunel Escobar on Friday, marking the end to the shortstop's absence since he was placed on the disabled list July 1 (retroactive to June 25) with a sore right shoulder. To make room for Escobar, reliever Jake McGee was placed on the paternity list after the birth of his daughter, Rowen Beth, on Thursday. Escobar, 31, appeared...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Yunel Escobar, Wil Myers, David DeJesus

The Tampa Bay Rays enter a weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays with a record of 42-52, fourth in the American League East. The Rays are struggling offensively and are just 23rd in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Help for the offense could be on the way over the next several weeks, as Yunel Escobar, Wil Myers and David DeJesus are all progressing in their rehabs. In...
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Rays Injury Update: Yunel Escobar will start rehab assignment Monday.

The Tampa Bay Rays entered Sunday's game against the Detroit Tigers with a record of 40-50, fourth place in the American League West. The Rays have struggled offensively, just 20th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Injuries have hurt the Rays, who have seven players currently on the disabled list. There is some good news on the injury front, as shortstop Yunel Escobar will...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays place SS Yunel Escobar on DL, recall reliever Jeff Beliveau from minors

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have put shortstop Yunel Escobar on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore right shoulder and called up left-handed reliever Jeff Beliveau from the minors. The Rays made the moves before Tuesday night's game at Yankee Stadium against New York. Escobar's move was retroactive to June 25, making him eligible to come back on July 11. Ben...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays place SS Escobar on 15-day DL

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon announced after Monday’s victory against the New York Yankees that shortstop Yunel Escobar will go on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his right shoulder. Escobar, who sustained the injury June 24 while making a throw to first base in the eighth inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, participated in batting practice before Monday’s...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Yunel Escobar placed on DL

The Tampa Bay Rays have finally had to place shortstop Yunel Escobar on the disabled list after the right shoulder issue he has been battling for several days failed to subside. The news was tweeted by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times on Monday night:#Rays put Escobar on DL— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 1, 2014Topkin said that the Rays would announce a replacement for Escobar...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Yunel Escobar, Jeremy Hellickson

The Tampa Bay Rays have two injured players that will affect their season once they come back. One is shortstop Yunel Escobar and the other is starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson.#450345280 / gettyimages.comYunel EscobarThe 31-year-old left the game back on June 23 with a sore right shoulder. Click here for news on his injury. The Rays have waited for him to say when he is ready...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Yunel Escobar still sidelined with shoulder issue

On June 23, Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar left the game against the Pirates due to a sore right shoulder. Ever since he has been injured, Ben Zobrist has got the starts at shortstop. He was expected back for Friday's game against the Orioles.#495619585 / gettyimages.comEscobar was hoping to return on Friday, but the shoulder ailment had him absent from Game 1 of...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar has two RBI as Rays continue dominance of Astros

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Yunel Escobar drove in two runs during a three-run sixth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astors 5-2 on Sunday. Escobar hit a two-run single and Sean Rodriguez had an RBI grounder off Dallas Keuchel (8-5) to give the Rays a 4-2 lead in the sixth. The Rays are 8-18 over their past 26 games, including five wins in seven games against Houston...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Yunel Escobar (tight quad) leaves game.

Yunel Escobar exited Friday nigt’s 3-2 loss against the Red Sox with a tight left quad after running to first on a fielder’s choice in the 10th inning, according to Bill Chastain of Escobar left tonight's game with a tight left quad. He is day-to-day.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 31, 2014 #491601673 / gettyimages.comScobar grounded to shortstop with...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays at Red Sox game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Maybe a benches-clearing incident was exactly what the Boston Red Sox needed. The defending world champions have yet to lose since Sunday's fracas in Tampa and the Red Sox will get a chance to exact a little revenge Friday night when they open a three-game set against the visiting Rays. With an 8-3 lead in the seventh...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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