Marlins actively shopping Escobar
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two weeks after being acquired by the Marlins, Yunel Escobar could be on the move yet again.
According to a source, Miami is actively trying to trade the veteran infielder. At least two teams are involved in discussions, with one of them believed to be the A’s.
A deal could be reached before the Winter Meetings end on Thursday.
Escobar was obtained by the Marins as part of a 12-player trade with Toronto that was finalized on Nov. 19.
Escobar is under contract for $5 million in 2013, with club options of $5 million for 2014 and ’15.
The Marlins were projecting him to play third base, although he is a natural shortstop.
– Joe Frisaro