The Angels have acquired shortstop Danny Espinosa via a trade with the Washington Nationals.
In exchange for Espinosa, the Nationals received two prospects. The 29-year old doesn’t have the most sparkling offensive numbers. His 24 home runs this season is largely overshadowed by his .209 batting average. However, he could be shaping up to be the newest second baseman for Los Angeles.
Here’s what else is happening in the American League West:
The Oakland A’s are on the hunt for a second baseman. Yeah...we’re not too sure on why either.
The Astros have signed infielder Reid Brignac to a minor league contract.
Astros signed INF Reid Brignac to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp, per sources. Brignac spent 2016 with Atlanta.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) December 10, 2016
Tyler Pike and Alex Jackson are on their way to the Braves in exchange for Max Povse and Rob Whalen.
The Yankees recently acquired Matt Holliday from the St. Louis Cardinals. His contract was decently standard, except for one little detail.
Interesting wrinkle in Matt Holliday's deal with Yankees. Contract allows him to block trades to one team: Oakland Athletics.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 7, 2016
Ouch. I hope none of you have hypertension because that’s salty.
Remember Danny Espinosa? We just talked about him. Yeah, that guy. Well, he could either be the newest breakout player to hit the Angels roster, or one of the biggest pair of lead shoes the team could wear.
Free agent Chris Carter has been drawing interest from the Texas Rangers.