"Escobar is a little sore in his throwing shoulder," Maddon said.
Maddon explained that by having Escobar sit out Wednesday's game then having an off-day on Thursday, he should be able to be back in the lineup by Friday, when the Rays travel to Baltimore to play a doubleheader against the Orioles.
Escobar is hitting .244 with four home runs and 22 RBIs in 77 games this season.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.