Hot-Stove: Rays Trade Ben Zobrist to Athletics with Yunel Escobar (Updated)

According to multiple sources, Matt Silverman is reportedly close to dealing both of the Rays starting middle infielders, Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar, to the West Coast Rays — the Oakland Athletics.

Poll: Who Will Get Traded — Ben Zobrist or Yunel Escobar — and Why?

As the title suggests, because the Tampa Bay Rays acquired Asdrubal Cabrera earlier in the week, it’s easy to assume that someone in the middle infield will be shipped elsewhere prior to Opening Day. The question is, who — Yunel Escobar or Ben Zobrist?

Rays Roster Moves: Oakland Athletics Claim Yunel Escobar On Revocable Waivers

The Athletics have claimed shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Rays on revocable waivers, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweets.