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The Oakland Athletics claimed Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar off revocable waivers on Sunday and the two teams have until 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday to work out a trade.
But despite the fact that the teams seem to matchup pretty well on paper — the Rays got a younger, cheaper infielder in Nick Franklin from Seattle, the A’s lost Jed Lowrie to an injury — Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times says that a trade is unlikely.
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