|Nov. 2 12:02 PM PT1:02 PM MT2:02 PM CT3:02 PM ET15:02 ET19:02 GMT3:02 CST12:02 PM MST2:02 PM EST2:32 PM VEN23:02 UAE1:02 PM CT-The Tampa Bay Rays have exercised options on All-Star Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar.
Analysis: Escobar will get $5 million after playing in a career-high 153 games and leading major league shortstops with a .989 fielding percentage this season. There's also a $5 million option on Escobar for 2015.
|Sep. 24 6:56 PM PT7:56 PM MT8:56 PM CT9:56 PM ET21:56 ET1:56 GMT9:56 CST6:56 PM MST8:56 PM EST9:26 PM VEN5:56 UAE (+1)8:56 PM CT-Escobar and catcher Jose Lobaton have left the Rays' game against the New York Yankees because of injuries.
Analysis: Escobar was lifted with a sore left ankle Tuesday night. He was hurt on a force play at second base in the fourth inning. Kelly Johnson pinch-hit for Escobar in the fifth.
|Sep. 14 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 CST3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Escobar went 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI in Friday's 3-0 win at Minnesota.
Analysis: Escobar had been 2 for 20 over his previous seven games.
|Aug. 10 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET16:49 ET20:49 GMT4:49 CST1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)3:49 PM CT-Escobar had two hits and drove in three in a 7-6 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Analysis: Escobar is hitting .357 over his last 12 games.
|June 9 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 CST10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Escobar had three hits and drove in a run in the Rays' 8-0 win over Baltimore on Saturday.
Analysis: Escobar, now batting .253, is 19 for 52 (.365) with 10 RBIs in his last 15 games.
|June 3 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET17:08 ET21:08 GMT5:08 CST2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST4:38 PM VEN1:08 UAE (+1)4:08 PM CT-Escobar racked up good fantasy numbers in Sunday's 11-3 rout of the Tribe.
Analysis: Escobar went 3 for 5 with a two-run jack for Tampa. He was 6 for 12 in the weekend series in Ohio.
|June 1 12:03 PM PT1:03 PM MT2:03 PM CT3:03 PM ET15:03 ET19:03 GMT3:03 CST12:03 PM MST2:03 PM EST2:33 PM VEN23:03 UAE2:03 PM CT-Escobar had two hits and scored twice Friday in a 9-2 win over the Tribe.
Analysis: Escobar is basically a fantasy non-entity.
|May 29 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 CST9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Escobar had three hits and drove in a pair of runs in the Rays' 7-6 victory over Miami on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Escobar, hitting .235 this season, has gone 8 for 20 (.400) with five RBIs during a five-game hit streak.
|May 18 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET17:44 ET21:44 GMT5:44 CST2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST5:14 PM VEN1:44 UAE (+1)4:44 PM CT-Escobar had three hits and drove in a season-high three runs in Tampa Bay's 12-10 win over Baltimore on Friday night.
Analysis: Escobar, now batting .222, is 10 for 23 (.435) with four doubles and six RBIs in his last six games.
|May 15 10:29 AM PT11:29 AM MT12:29 PM CT1:29 PM ET13:29 ET17:29 GMT1:29 CST10:29 AM MST12:29 PM EST12:59 PM VEN21:29 UAE12:29 PM CT-Escobar had two hits Tuesday in a 5-3 win over the BoSox.
Analysis: Escobar owns a career-worst .590 OPS and is regressing badly.
|May 4 6:25 PM PT7:25 PM MT8:25 PM CT9:25 PM ET21:25 ET1:25 GMT9:25 CST6:25 PM MST8:25 PM EST8:55 PM VEN5:25 UAE (+1)8:25 PM CT-Escobar left the game after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch from Colorado starter Jon Garland.
Analysis: Escobar immediately grabbed his arm Saturday night after being struck by the 86 mph fastball in the second inning, grimacing in pain when the trainer came out to examine him. Escobar then headed for the clubhouse and Ryan Roberts trotted to first to serve as a pinch runner. Roberts remained in the game at second and Ben Zobrist moved to shortstop.
|Apr. 26 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET1:09 ET5:09 GMT13:09 CST10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST12:39 AM VEN9:09 UAE12:09 AM CT-Escobar had a hit in Tuesday's 8-2 loss to KC.
Analysis: Escobar was out with a hamstring injury.