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  1. Ben Zobrist and his wife took out a full-page ad to thank Rays fans

    Jan 19, 2015, 9:08 AM EST

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    Ben Zobrist and his wife Julianna thanked Rays fans in a full-page ad for the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday.

  2. Report: Nationals not interested in trading Ian Desmond

    Jan 18, 2015, 10:59 PM EST

    Ian Desmond Getty

    The Nationals don’t appear eager to move shortstop Ian Desmond at the moment.

  3. Nationals have checked in on Casey Janssen

    Jan 18, 2015, 8:23 PM EST

    Casey Janssen

    The Nationals have some interest in free agent reliever Casey Janssen.

  4. Billy Beane and Mike Rizzo love trading with each other

    Jan 15, 2015, 10:15 AM EST

    Billy Beane

    Oakland and Washington have made an average of one trade every five months for the past four years.

  5. Nationals acquire Yunel Escobar from the Athletics

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:19 PM EST

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    The Nationals have reportedly acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Athletics.

  6. Nationals, Mets, Rays discussed trade involving Ian Desmond and Ben Zobrist

    Jan 11, 2015, 8:17 PM EST

    Ian Desmond

    The Nationals, Mets, and Rays engaged in a discussion that would have resulted in a blockbuster trade involving Ben Zobrist and Ian Desmond. Alas, it was not meant to be.

  7. Josh Reddick is now on board with Billy Beane’s plan

    Jan 10, 2015, 5:00 PM EST

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    Josh Reddick openly criticized the logic behind the Josh Donaldson deal, but he’s back on board with Billy Beane’s plan after today’s trade for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar.

  8. UPDATE: Athletics acquire Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from Rays

    Jan 10, 2015, 1:24 PM EST

    Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar

    Billy Beane’s fascinating offseason continues, as the Athletics have acquired Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Rays.

  9. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 15, 2014, 6:11 AM EST

    Orioles celebrate

    Against all odds, the Orioles are poised to clinch their first AL East title in seventeen years.

  10. A’s won’t be trading for Yunel Escobar, as Rays pull shortstop back off waivers

    Aug 25, 2014, 5:59 PM EST

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    Tampa Bay was only able to negotiate a deal with Oakland and ultimately decided Escobar was worth hanging onto with two seasons and $13 million remaining on his contract.

  11. Despite waiver claim, an A’s-Rays trade for Yunel Escobar unlikely

    Aug 25, 2014, 9:49 AM EST

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    The teams matchup on paper. But baseball isn’t played on paper. If it was, anyone could do it.

  12. A’s claim Yunel Escobar off revocable waivers from Rays

    Aug 24, 2014, 3:32 PM EST

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    From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Athletics have claimed Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar off revocable waivers. The two teams have until 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday to work out a trade.

  13. Rays play Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays under protest

    Aug 23, 2014, 4:12 PM EST

    Wil Myers

    The Blue Jays were allowed to challenge a play after a batter stepped into the batter’s box and the pitcher stepped onto the pitcher’s mound, despite what Section II.D of the replay rules states.

  14. Chris Archer is unhappy David Ortiz admired his three-run home run

    Jul 27, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Chris Archer

    The Rays and Red Sox have been nipping at each other throughout the season, so it was no surprise that Chris Archer took exception when David Ortiz gawked at his three-run home run.

  15. Rays place Yunel Escobar on the disabled list

    Jul 1, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Yunel Escobar

    Escobar has 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.

  16. Marlins demote Derek Dietrich because of his defense

    Jun 4, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Derek Dietrich

    Derek Dietrich has been the Marlins’ starting second baseman since being called up from the minors in the middle of last season and he’s actually hit well this year with a .773 OPS in 41 games, but he’s been demoted back to Triple-A because the team thinks his defense is terrible.

  17. David Price responds to David Ortiz: “This is not a war.”

    May 31, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    David Price

    David Ortiz made some stirring comments about David Price to the media after Friday’s game. Price responded on Saturday.

  18. The Red Sox are four-deep on the manager depth chart against the Rays

    May 30, 2014, 9:37 PM EST

    John Farrell, Dan BEllion

    There is a lot of bad blood between the Red Sox and Rays. Things boiled over on Friday night.

  19. Benches clear in Red Sox vs. Rays game

    May 25, 2014, 5:19 PM EST

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    The Red Sox didn’t like it when Yunel Escobar of the Rays took third base with his team leading 8-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday at Tropicana Field and promptly let him know.

  20. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 2, 2014, 6:29 AM EST

    Roenis Elias

    Let’s play two! Three times! And let’s have a sweep in all three of them!

  21. Great Moments in Instant Replay: Yunel Escobar strikes out on a 4-2 count

    Apr 23, 2014, 9:29 AM EST

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    Not the best call by instant replay officials in the system’s brief history.

  22. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 23, 2014, 6:35 AM EST

    Jose Fernandez

    Pitching porn in Atlanta. Graphic, hard core pitching porn.

  23. Video: The Reds fall victim to a 6-2-4-3-2 double play

    Apr 13, 2014, 8:30 PM EST

    Joey Votto, Zack Cozart

    The Reds make a pair of base running errors on the same play.

  24. Rays sign Yunel Escobar to an extension through 2016

    Apr 5, 2014, 5:24 PM EST

    Yunel Escobar AP

    The Rays and shortstop Yunel Escobar have agreed to a two-year, $13 million extension.

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