His status is day to day.
"I don't think it's anything," Rays manager Joe Maddon said.
Escobar was scheduled to hit in the bottom of the third, but Logan Forsythe took his place in the batting order. Forsythe is playing second base, while Ben Zobrist shifted from second base to shortstop.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.