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

1 Comment

The last prima donna who was asked to slide over from SS to 3B didn’t like being told to make the switch. Escobar hasn’t played 3B in 5 years. Good move to shop him.

Just better get back some infield depth. Infield depth is looking basically non-existent.

And the 3 Jax AA prospects most likely to get mid-season call-up are 2 OF’s and 1 SP.

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