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Ben Zobrist option exercised by Rays

Updated: November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have exercised options on All-Star Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar.

Zobrist hit .275 while starting games at four different positions and leading AL second basemen in fielding percentage this year. He will earn $7 million in 2014, and the Rays hold a $7.5 million option on him for 2015 with a $500,000 buyout.

Escobar will get $5 million after playing in a career-high 153 games and leading major league shortstops with a .989 fielding ...

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