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Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar for Tyler Clippard

General Manager Mike Rizzo filled the Washington Nationals’ second base hole Wednesday night, as he sent reliever Tyler Clippard to the Oakland Athletics for shortstop Yunel Escobar. Though he is now 32, Escobar has built a strong resume at short. In eight seasons with the Braves, Blue Jays, and Rays, he has slashed .276/.347/.381, good for a 101 wRC+. While he has never hit for...
Via The Nats Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Acquire Tyler Clippard, Deal Yunel Escobar

The Oakland A’s continue its flurry of moves by landing reliever Tyler Clippard in exchange for shortstop Yunel Escobar. (Mandatory Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The Oakland A’s have landed reliever Tyler Clippard from the Washington Nationals. Shortstop Yunel Escobar ends up in Washington in this one-for-one deal. ESPN and other additional outlets have confirmed...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals trade Clippard for Escobar

The Washington Nationals have traded All Star reliever Tyler Clippard to the Oakland A’s in exchange for middle infielder Yunel Escobar. Oakland only acquired Escobar less than a week ago in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, so it certainly appears they acquired him specifically to move him for another piece, which turns out to the former Nats bullpen star. This trade makes sense...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar From A’s For Reliever Tyler Clippard

WASHINGTON — The Nationals have acquired infielder Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics for All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard. The teams announced the deal Wednesday. The A’s picked up Escobar from Tampa Bay, along with Ben Zobrist, in a trade Saturday that sent catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers to the Rays. Escobar hit .258 with seven homers...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar From Athletics

According to John Heyman of CBS Sports, the Nationals have acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics. This is the second time Escobar has been traded in the past several days. On Saturday, the 32 year old shortstop was traded from the Rays to Oakland in exchange for catcher John Jaso and two prospects. William Ladson of reported that the A’s will receive...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A's trade Yunel Escobar to Nationals for Tyler Clippard

Apparently, the Oakland Athletics think Marcus Semien can be their starting shortstop after all. OK, that’s burying the lede a bit. Just days after acquiring Yunel Escobar from the Rays, general manager Billy Beane flipped the shortstop to the Nationals, reportedly in exchange for reliever Tyler Clippard. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman was the first to report Escobar had been dealt...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Athletics Trade a Shortstop for a Reliever

On the face of it, trading a shortstop for a reliever seems like a bad idea. Especially when the shortstop is under team control for a year longer. But teams aren’t vacuums, and you can’t cram all of your players into one depth chart without scraping some elbows. In other words, Yunel Escobar can’t pitch, […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar From Tampa Bay Rays

OAKLAND, Calif.– The busy Oakland Athletics have acquired infielders Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers. The teams announced the trade Saturday. Tampa Bay also got infielder Daniel Robertson, outfielder Boog Powell and cash in the trade. The 33-year-old Zobrist is a two-time All-Star. He hit .272 with 10 home runs...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s add Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar, continuing surprising offseason

The curious offseason of the Oakland Athletics continues with general manager Billy Beane picking up one of the more coveted players on the trade market in Ben Zobrist. The Nationals, Giants and Cubs had been rumored to be pursuing the 33-year-old super-utilityman, but it’s the A’s swooping in with a January surprise. According to the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Susan Slusser...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

A's acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar

After an offseason that has seen him purge the Oakland Athletics of their Major League talent, general manager Billy Beane has apparently pulled off a rather big trade. According to multiple media reports, Oakland has acquired All-Star Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for John Jaso and two minor league players. This move fills a ton of...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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