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Rays place Yunel Escobar on the disabled list

Jul 1, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

Yunel Escobar AP

Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar is headed to the disabled list with a sore right shoulder, which he originally injured while making a throw to first base on June 24.

Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that Escobar tried to avoid the DL by showing the Rays’ coaching staff he could make the necessary throws during a pregame workout Monday, but manager Joe Maddon determined that his arm strength was lacking.

Escobar was acquired from the Marlins (via the Blue Jays) in December of 2012 and then, after a solid first season in Tampa Bay, signed a two-year, $13 million contract extension during the first week of this season. He’s had a poor first half, batting .244 with four homers and a .650 OPS that’s 80 points below his career mark, and his usually stellar defensive numbers have dipped significantly.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jul 1, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    What a gay little bitch of an injury.

    He should really try and man up and stop being such a gay little bitch.

    • historiophiliac - Jul 1, 2014 at 11:10 AM

      A little much, my friend.

  2. wilmyers09 - Jul 1, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    tfbuckfutter clearly u did not read the article he tried playing through it but ryas did not let him so shut the f up

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 1, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      If he was a man he could have properly imposed his will on the Rays.

      He’s a weak little girl.

      • stex52 - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:21 PM

        So tell us, tbuck. Are you over the little eye makeup incident with Yunel yet? I sense a certain ambivalence.

      • stex52 - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:22 PM

        BTW, I don’t think wilmyers here gets your context.

      • indaburg - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:34 PM

        You’re trying too hard, son.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 1, 2014 at 12:47 PM

        stex, You sure?

        *So amused right now*

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