The Rays also received top shortstop prospect Daniel Robertson and outfielder Boog Powell, according a source. The A’s are picking up the entire salaries owed to Zobrist who becomes the regular second baseman, and Escobar who takes over at shortstop.
Zobrist along with Escobar were mentioned often as possible targets for the Mets, but there was never any serious discussion between the two teams and most of the chatter was media speculation.
Zobrist batted .272 with 10 home runs and 52 RBIs last season, while Escobar batted .258 with seven homers.
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