Angels acquire Escobar from Mets
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The Los Angeles Angels have made a trade to fill a hole at third base.
The Angels announced on Thursday that they have acquired third baseman Eduardo Escobar, 34, via trade from the New York Mets.
In exchange for Escobar and cash considerations, the Angels sent two minor league right-handed pitchers, Landon Marceau (24) and Coleman Crowe (23).
Escobar is a veteran of 13 seasons in the majors. He was an All-Star in 2021 and has made the postseason three times.
In 40 games this season, he was batting .236 with a .286 on-base percentage, .409 slugging percentage, four home runs and 16 RBIs. He is in the final year of a two-year, $20 million contract with a team option for the 2024 season.
With the Angels losing two infielders, Anthony Rendon and Gio Urschella, to injury, they brought in a veteran to fill the void. 안전놀이터
Aschella was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for him on the 40-man roster.
Marceau, a third-round pick in the 2021 draft, went 3-6 with a 4.88 ERA in 12 appearances and 59 innings for Double-A Rocket City this season. He has a 1.542 WHIP, 1.1 walks, 2.9 strikeouts and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings.
Crowe, a 28th-round pick in the 2019 draft, is 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA in four appearances and 24 innings pitched for Rocket City this season. He has a 0.625 WHIP, 1.1 hits per nine innings, 2.3 walks and 11.6 strikeouts.