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New teammates by his side, Yunel proves drive

Even before the Angels acquired Yunel Escobar from the Nationals over the winter, DiSarcina, a former infielder known for his grit and tenacity, heard whispers about Escobar's reputation as being immature or occasionally losing focus. But then Spring Training began, and DiSarcina noticed someone who was upbeat, who wanted to work and who strived to be great. He wondered if it was...
4 days ago

Trout, Escobar, Simmons homer for Angels in 4-2 win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout hit a tying two-run homer, Yunel Escobar put the Angels ahead with a solo shot in the sixth inning and Andrelton Simmons also went deep to power Los Angeles to a 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Escobar, the Angels' leadoff hitter, drove Chris Young's 3-1 pitch to center field for his third homer of the season leading off...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Final: Homers lead Angels to sweep of Royals

ANAHEIM – So far the Yunel Escobar trade is working out nicely for the Angels. Escobar’s sixth-inning homer snapped a tie in the Angels’ 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, completing a sweep of the defending World Series...
Via The OC Register
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Final: Escobar's error for the Angels leads to 4-1 loss to Texas

ANAHEIM - In one night, Yunel Escobar showed what the Angels like about him and why they should have been concerned about him. Although Escobar reached base three times, doing what a leadoff hitter is supposed to do, his error on a routine play cost...
Via The OC Register
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Escobar to hit leadoff; TrackMan system installed

The March 4, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Mike Scioscia giving his first hint at the opening day lineup, the team stepping up their analytical game in Tempe, and more… The Story: Scioscia “committed” to batting Yunel Escobar in the leadoff spot MWAH Says: Not a really big surprise, but you never know with Scioscia. The big question now is who he decides...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Angels Preview: Yunel Escobar

Yunel Escobar joined the Angels this winter in the trade that sent Trevor Gott to the Washington Nationals. The 33-year-old developed a reputation as something of a clubhouse pariah with both the Braves and Blue Jays—including this woefully misguided display—but has since matured (according to him) and has seemingly avoided conflict. He will likely start the season in Anaheim...
Via Monkey with a Halo
February 22, 2016  |  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. The move fills a ton of...
Via Sportsnaut
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar stolen base triggers Rays-Red Sox fight (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A bench-clearing fight between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox during Sunday's game at Tropicana Field was triggered by the Red Sox getting upset with Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar stealing third base with a 5-run lead.It happened in the seventh inning with the Rays holding an 8-3 lead with two outs and Escobar at second base. The Red Sox...
Via Holdout Sports
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Three players ejected during Rays-Red Sox brawl

The intensity in Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field reached its apex in the seventh inning when the benches emptied and three players were ejected. It all started when Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar stole third base while no one was covering it. He then started shouting at the Red Sox dugout and pointed his finger in the same direction...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays, Yunel Escobar agree to 2-year, $13 million extension

Yunel Escobar has found a home through at least 2016. On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays announced a two-year contract extension for the shortstop covering 2015 and 2016 with a one-year club option for 2017. The extension is worth a guaranteed $13 million and replaces the 2015 club option. "Having this infield together is a big reason we did it," Escobar told reporters through an interpreter...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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