Rays exercise 2014 options on Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar

Rays exercise 2014 options on Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar
November 2, 2013, 1:42 pm
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As expected, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have exercised their 2014 options on Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar. It was an easy call to retain the versatile Zobrist for $7 million after he batted .275/.354/.402 with 12 home runs and 71 RBI this past season. The Rays still hold…