Eduardo Escobar
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The Mets needed a third baseman. It appears they now have one.

Jon Heyman is reporting on Saturday afternoon that the New York Mets have agreed to a two-year deal with veteran infielder Eduardo Escobar. According to Heyman, the deal with worth “nearly $25 million.”

Escobar, who will turn 33 in early January, was an all-star for the first time in 2021. He split this past season between Arizona and Milwaukee after being traded to the National League Central division champions mid-season.

He hit 28 home runs and drove in 90 in 2021. He set career-highs with 35 homers and 118 RBI in 2019 with the Diamondbacks. Escobar can play second base and third and was a 2.4 WAR player (per Baseball Reference) last year.

 


Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.