The New York Mets made a trade during Friday’s series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.
The club sent veteran infielder Eduardo Escobar to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for pitching prospects Coleman Crow and Landon Marceaux.
Crow and Marceaux, who are both right-handed starting pitchers, were both ranked in the Top 20 in the Angels farm system. They both are currently in Double-A.
New York is paying all of Escobar’s salary (except the required minimum) in order to get the prospects they wanted, per SNY’s Andy Martino.
This trade makes sense because Escobar wasn’t playing much with the emergence of Brett Baty and these two pitchers can help sooner rather than later.
Escobar, 34, was batting .236 with four home runs in 40 games this season.