The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a deal to acquire infielder Yunel Escobar from the Washington Nationals, according to multiple reports.
Escobar, 33, played third base for the Nationals in 2015 but began his career as a shortstop and also can play second base. However, the Angels' biggest need currently is at the hot corner now that David Freese is a free agent.
Yunel escobar is traded to angels— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 10, 2015
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Source: #Angels' intention, if trade is completed, is to play Escobar at 3B. If team re-signs Freese, LAA can shift him to 2B.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2015
In 139 games this past season, Escobar hit .314/.375/.415 with 25 doubles, nine homers and 56 RBI. During his nine-season major-league career, he is a .281/.350/.385 hitter with 78 homers and 449 RBI.