Orioles sign All-Star SS Alcides Escobar to minor league contract

first_img MLB hot stove: Phillies, Padres not only teams in on Mike Moustakas Escobar, 32, was a key member of the Royals squad that went to back-to-back World Series in 2014 and 2015. He won the ALCS MVP that season after batting .478 with six runs scored and five RBIs while Kansas City got its first world title since 1985.The shortstop is coming off of a few lackluster seasons in which he has failed to eclipse the .300 OBP mark over the last four years. Related News However, he is a career-.258 hitter who has scored at least 70 runs in three of his last five seasons. Escobar has been a solid every day player in MLB for the last nine seasons and the Orioles just added a guy who can solidify the middle of the infield and the bottom of their order.If Escobar makes the club out of spring training, he will make $700,000 this season, according to a report from Fancred Sports.He will compete for the starting job with Richie Martin who Baltimore picked up in the Rule 5 Draft and Jonathan Villar who the Orioles acquired from the Brewers last season in a trade for Jonathan Schoop.center_img CC Sabathia makes retirement after 2019 MLB season official The Orioles could have just gotten the best deal in MLB this offseason. Emphasis on could.Baltimore signed All-Star and Gold Glove shortstop Alcides Escobar to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training, the team announced Saturday.last_img read more

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Saul points to the side in Eibar

first_imgIn Wednesday’s session he used the ilicitano in defense and in the middle and now points to the side. That is, Lodi will stay on the bench and Vitolo will start in the center of the field. It is one of the few possible variations that Cholo handles, because he has Giménez, Koke, Lemar and Diego Costa down. Therefore, Oscar Clemente, Manu Sánchez and Riquelme, of B. joined the session. The coach, after a brief session of fut-tennis, worked on the grass how to escape the pressure that Eibar will raise, especially attentive to Thomas and Herrera, who will form the double pivot. Thus, the rest of the headlines will be Oblak, Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Saúl, Correa, João Félix and Morata. He also rehearsed strategy plays. Atletico continues to prepare Saturday’s game against Eibar (9:00 pm), for which Simeone will have the just for the streak of injuries. At least he has recovered Trippier, absent from the last sessions and which points to eleven. It seems that the great novelty will be the presence of Saul on the left side instead of Lodi.last_img read more

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Peace River North School District to get more Provincial Money

first_imgSchool districts will see an additional $84 million in operating funding over last year, the highest funding level ever. The additional funding brings school district operating funding for the 2009-10 school year to $4.551 billion. The per-pupil funding is increasing even though districts throughout the province forecast they will have almost 7,000 fewer students next year.Peace River North is one of the few school districts across the province that will actually see an increase in enrollment.  In 2009-2010 Peace River North will get $52 million from the province compared to $50 million this year.  The province also expects enrollment in the region to grow by almost 200 students to 5.638.- Advertisement -Average per-pupil funding is expected to increase to an estimated $8,323 in 2009-10 – a $205 increase over the 2008-09 funding of $8,118.  In our region the funding per student is closer to $9,000.last_img read more

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