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Off the wire

Posted: April 6, 2014 at 3:22 a.m.

BASEBALL Rays, Escobar in agreement Shortstop Yunel Escobar and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a two-year contract extension covering 2015 and 2016 worth a guaranteed $13 million.

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Sports, Pages 22 on 04/06/2014

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