The Tampa Bay Rays have placed shortstop Yunel Escobar on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 25, with a right shoulder injury. The club announced the move Tuesday morning, though a corresponding move won't come until later Tuesday.
Escobar, 31, hasn't played since injuring the shoulder on June 24, though he was attempting to avoid a stint on the DL. The shoulder just didn't improve enough for that to happen.
Escobar is hitting .244/.322/.328 (86 OPS+) with 10 doubles, four homers and 22 RBI this season.