Los Angeles Angels Pick Up Yunel Escobar’s $7 Million Option

The Los Angeles Angels are sticking with Yunel Escobar next season. The deadline to pick up his option was today.

The Los Angeles Angels will retain Yunel Escobar for one more season at least. They’ve picked up his 2017 option of $7 million. Joel Sherman broke the news via Twitter today. This is great news, it further validates that Billy Eppler and company are committed to seeing the Angels get better on the left side of the field.

This is great news, it further validates that Billy Eppler and company are committed to seeing the Angels get better on the left side of the field.

Most likely, Escobar will begin next season, they’ll re-evaluate his play right before August of next season. It’s unclear if Escobar will be the subject of trade rumors next season or not.

Also, it’s being reported via Jeff Fletcher that the Angels scouted former Kansas City Royal Greg Holland today. Holland had a work and the Angels were among the teams interested in the former closer. If the Angels were able to snag Holland. It would be similar to the situation involving Tim Lincecum last season.

Holland had a work and the Angels were among the teams interested in the former closer. If the Angels were able to snag Holland. It would be similar to the situation involving Tim Lincecum last season.

The Angels keeping Escobar and searching for closer’s is a great sign. The wheels are turning and things are in the works. Just the fact that the Angels are looking for a closer is great news. While Huston Street has been great in the past, it’s unclear if he can become what the Angels need.

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