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The Rays have had “serious extension talks” with Yunel Escobar

Apr 4, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

Yunel Escobar AP

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have had “serious extension talks” with Yunel Escobar. He says that while it’s not imminent, it would not be surprising to see an extension sometime soon. Robbie Knopf of Rays Colored Glasses first wrote about extension talks between the two sides yesterday afternoon.

The Rays have a $5 million club option on Escobar for 2015 before he hits free agency after that season. He hit .256/.332/.366 with nine home runs and 56 RBI during his first season with the Rays. He’s an above average defensive shortstop.

  1. southernballhawk1 - Apr 4, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Forget Escobar we need to talk extensions with Wil Myers!!

  2. renaado - Apr 4, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Don’t sign him Rays ! Give Hak-Ju Lee an opportunity to play there.

    • yahmule - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      I agree with this. Lee looks like a keeper.

  3. tfbuckfutter - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    I believe he called their first offer “effing gay”.

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      His comments to that effect were in Spanish, hoping that nobody in the Tampa area understood Spanish.

  4. carpi2 - Apr 4, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    I remeber when Escobar had a bright career ahead of him. Starling Castro may follow the same career trajectory, minus a few controversial remarks.

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