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Friday, November 26, 2021

Mets, Eduardo Escobar agree to two-year contract

The New York Mets and Eduardo Escobar have agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract, pending a physical, per Jon Heyman.

Escobar is set to turn 33 years old in early January and is coming off a season he split between the Diamondbacks and Brewers. In total, he made 599 plate appearances and hit .253/.314/.472 with 28 home runs and a 107 wRC+ this year.

Aside from a downright miserable short season in 2020, that’s more or less the hitter he has been in recent years, as he combined for a .270/.327/.501 line and a 112 wRC+ with 58 home runs. And in each of the most recent three full seasons, he’s finished with at least 3.0 fWAR.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 26, 2021 at 05:48 PM | 19 comment(s)
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Milwaukee Brewers acquire Eduardo Escobar from Arizona Diamondbacks for two prospects

The Milwaukee Brewers added another infielder to their roster on Wednesday, trading with the Arizona Diamondbacks for veteran Eduardo Escobar.

Escobar, 32, had 22 home runs for the last-place Diamondbacks and made his first All-Star Game this season. He can play any infield position, and is likely to see time at third and first base. The Brewers have Willy Adames and Kolten Wong playing shortstop and second base, respectively.

The switch-hitting Escobar has a career .778 OPS in 11 seasons, the past four with Arizona. It’s the third in-season trade to net the Brewers an infielder, as they previously acquired Adames from the Tampa Bay Rays and first baseman Rowdy Tellez from the Toronto Blue Jays.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 28, 2021 at 11:05 PM | 0 comment(s)
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