Market Update: Escobar back to TB, Nathan now a free agent

The Rays announced they have picked up their 2014 option on SS Yunel Escobar.

Yesterday, the Rangers announced they had exercised their 2014 option on RHP Joe Nathan, but he was able to void the option thanks to finishing 55 games in 2013. He is now a free agent.

The Giants announced they have declined their option on LHP Barry Zito.

The Blue Jays are still mulling whether or not they will make a qualifying offer to RHP Josh Johnson (Davidi, CSN, Nov. 1).