Escobar and Rays agree on 2-year extension

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Shortstop Yunel Escobar and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a two-year contract extension covering 2015 and 2016 worth a guaranteed $13 million.

The deal announced Saturday also includes a club option for 2017. The extension replaces a 2015 club option.

The 31-year Escobar played in a career-high 153 games and made 149 starts last season for the Rays. After establishing club records with a .989 fielding percentage and 53 consecutive errorless games at shortstop, he was a finalist for the American League Gold Glove Award.


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