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Rays Sign Yunel Escobar To 2-Year Extension

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed shortstop Yunel Escobar to a new 2-year, $13 million contract extension according to multiple reports.

The new deal will cover the 2015 and 2016 seasons and also includes a $7 million club option with a $1 million buyout for theĀ 2017 season.

A talented defensive shortstop, the 31-year-old Escobar hit .256/.332/.366 with 27 doubles, 9 home runs, and 56 runs batted in for the Rays last season.