Angels reportedly agree to deal to acquire IF Escobar from Nationals

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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.@Angels to acquire INF Yunel Escobar from @Nationals, source tells @Alden_Gonzalez. Clubs have not confirmed.

— MLB (@MLB) December 10, 2015

Sources: #Angels, #Nats discussing trade involving Yunel Escobar.

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 10, 2015

If trade is completed, Yunel Escobar could play 2B or 3B for #Angels. #Nats

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 10, 2015

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.