Sean Rodriguez, Yunel Escobar and James Loney drove in late runs for the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday in a 4-2 victory that completed a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres.
The Miami Marlins have succeeded in their quest to alienate fans and eliminate payroll, but they still have a rather large opening at third base that hasn’t been filled and the baseball winter meetings are about to conclude.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: a possible starter with the Miami Marlins has been traded for a minor leaguer. It’s déjà vu for Marlins fans as the team dealt shortstop Yunel Escobar to the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night.
The Miami Marlins are making some noise at baseball’s winter meetings this week, but it’s not by signing any big name free agent. Instead, the Marlins are trying to get rid of Yunel Escobar and trying to figure out what to do with Ricky Nolasco, who wants out of the troubled franchise.
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar has been suspended for three games without pay after photos of him from Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox showed he was wearing eye-black stickers with a homophobic slur written in Spanish on them.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a tiebreaking homer in the top of the ninth and Colby Rasmus had a grand slam later in the inning, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.