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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:45 AM EST

    Yunel Escobar

    The Rays gonna lock everyone up pretty soon. Well, maybe not David Price, but everyone else.

  18. 2014 Preview: Miami Marlins

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Miami Marlins. The Big Question: Can the Marlins lose fewer than 100 games? The Marlins lost exactly 100 games…

  19. Rays shortstop Tim Beckham to miss most of 2014 after tearing ACL in right knee

    Dec 13, 2013, 6:40 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Sad news for the Rays. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that former shortstop top prospect Tim Beckham will miss a significant portion of the 2014 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee. Beckham was taken by the Rays first overall in the 2008 draft. He made Baseball America’s top-100…

  20. Rays exercise 2014 options on Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar

    Nov 2, 2013, 1:42 PM EST

    Rays logo

    As expected, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have exercised their 2014 options on Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar. It was an easy call to retain the versatile Zobrist for $7 million after he batted .275/.354/.402 with 12 home runs and 71 RBI this past season. The Rays still hold…

  21. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EST

    Manny Machado

    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  22. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EST

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    Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…

  23. Jake Peavy finally a postseason success with Red Sox

    Oct 9, 2013, 2:18 AM EST

    Jake Peavy

    In truth, a four-game series was probably the best-case scenario for the Red Sox. Sure, sweeps are great, but there’s nothing wrong with being tested a bit. And not only did the Red Sox pass their test with flying colors, but they got to use Jake Peavy in their Game 4 victory over the Rays…

  24. Rays score first in Game 4 of ALDS vs. Boston

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:50 PM EST

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    We’ve finally got a score in this ALDS Game 4. Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar opened the bottom of the sixth inning with a double off Red Sox starter Jake Peavy and crossed home plate on a David DeJesus one-out single to right field. Peavy induced a Wil Myers flyout for the second out of the…

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