Escobar tests sore shoulder with catch

Escobar tests sore shoulder with catch

BALTIMORE -- After the Rays beat the O's, 12-7, on Sunday, Rays manager Joe Maddon said that Yunel Escobar would go through a full pregame warmup on Monday. The Rays are not bringing an extra player to New York, so they're not anticipating a stint on the disabled list for the shortstop.

After swinging the bat on Saturday, Escobar played catch before the game on Sunday to test his sore right shoulder.

Escobar hasn't seen action since leaving Tuesday's loss to the Pirates in the eighth inning. The righty hasn't had an MRI or X-ray on the shoulder.

"[Head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield] did not feel it was necessary," Maddon said.

David Wilson is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.