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Storylines: Rays' Escobar latest to receive extension

Storylines: Rays' Escobar latest to receive extension
Yunel Escobar (Photo: AP)
April 6, 2014
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In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB.  I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. 

Here are the stories from Saturday, April 5th.

Top Stories

  • The Rays have signed shortstop Yunel Escobar to a two-year extension.  The deal will guarantee Escobar $13 million and includes a $7 million club option for 2017 with a $1 million buyout.

Tribe News

  • Tribe manager Terry Francona noted that he has discussed a possible Minor League rehab assignment with designated hitter Jason Giambi.  The current plan is to have Giambi play at least two rehab games.
  • Centerfielder Michael Bourn played in game one of a doubleheader for Triple-A Columbus on Saturday, going 1-3.

News and Notes

  • Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal reported that Ryan Braun is being bothered by nerve damage to the base of his thumb.
  • The Pirates announced that they have extended the contracts of manager Clint Hurdle and general manager Neal Huntington through 2017 with club options for 2018.
  • Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.
  • The Cubs are attempting to find minority partners to support renovations to Wrigley Field.
  • Infielder Pedro Ciriaco was designated for assignment by the Royals.  The move made room on the Kansas City 40-man roster for righty Aaron Brooks.

User Comments

April 6, 2014 - 11:20 PM EDT
Why do the Dodgers want Colt Hynes? Looks like the Indians got decent prospect that they are considering putting him in starting rotation in Akron.
April 6, 2014 - 4:34 PM EDT
The Indians have reportedly traded Colt Hynes to the Dodgers for 22yo RHSP Duke Von Schamann. Von Schamann was a 15th rd draft pk of the Dodgers in 2012. Per Jordan Bastian he will report to Akron. Von Schamann is 1-0 with a 0.00era in 7 IP 2 H and 2 K at AA Chattanooga.

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