The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox are reportedly engaged in trade talks centered around infielder Eduardo Escobar, per USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
With the White Sox’s Nick Madrigal undergoing season-ending surgery, Chicago is looking to replace their second baseman.
In 70 games this season (295 plate appearances), Escobar is averaging .240 with a .743 OPS. He’s recorded 45 RBIs, 15 home runs and a stolen base.
D-backs skipper Torey Lovullo made the decision to remove Escobar from Sunday night’s loss to the Dodgers for precautionary reasons due to right quad tightness. The infielder is expected to get imaging Monday.