Report: Nationals trade infielder Yunel Escobar to Angels
MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports pitcher Trevor Gott will go to the Nationals in exchange for Escobar. The Angels have needs at second and third base, with David Freese a free agent. Johnny Giavotella started the majority of the team’s games at second last season.
Jon Morosi of Fox Sports first reported a possible deal between the two teams.
Escobar, 33, hit .314 with nine home runs and 56 RBIs in 139 games in 2015, his lone season in Washington. A nine-year MLB veteran, Escobar has batted .281 for his career with the Braves, Blue Jays, Rays and Nationals.
Gott, 23, made his MLB debut last season with a 3.02 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 47 2/3 innings in relief for the Angels.
- Jeremy Woo