Yunel Escobar Rumors: Tuesday

We received a flurry of Yunel Escobar rumors yesterday once it was revealed that the Marlins were shopping their recently acquired infielder. Specifically, the Athletics had ongoing discussions with the Fish surrounding the controversial shortstop. We'll keep track of today's Escobar rumors with the newest info up top…

  • The Rays are still in on Escobar, tweets Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.  The Marlins are getting closer to trading the shortstop, but the A's, Yankees, and Cardinals remain involved.

Earlier updates:

  • Despite the fact that they could use a defensive upgrade at shortstop, the Tigers aren't interested in Escobar, or at least don't view him as a fit, writes's Jason Beck.
  • The A's, Yankees, and Rays are the most likely teams for Escobar, reports Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.  Talks with the A's have centered around Brad Peacock or Grant Green, while talks with the other clubs involve younger minor leaguers. 
  • There's some conflicting info out there on the Yankees' interest in Escobar. Reports yesterday suggested that the Yankees had inquired, and Jayson Stark of tweets that New York is "definitely in" on the shortstop. However, ESPN's Buster Olney tweets that the Yankees aren't in the mix.
  • The other clubs that are "definitely in" on Escobar, according to Stark, are the A's, Cubs, and Rays.

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