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Kelvim Escobar | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (42) / 4/11/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Chris Cotillo of reports that Kelvim Escobar is not retired and is open to pitching for someone in 2014.
Escobar made a short-lived comeback attempt with the Brewers in spring training last year, as he had to be shut down after one appearance due to a nerve impingement in his right hand. He's healthy now, though, and wants to prove his still has something left in the tank. However, Escobar hasn't appeared in the majors since 2009 and will turn 38 just after Opening Day, so the odds are against him. Thu, Jan 9, 2014 08:48:00 PM

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Brewers released RHP Kelvim Escobar.

Escobar was attempting a comeback in Brewers' camp after being out of pro ball since 2009, but he was diagnosed with a nerve impingement in his right hand during his first spring appearance and evidently the Brew Crew aren't willing to wait for him to get better. It remains to be seen if someone else will take a shot on him once he's healthy.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 01:08:00 PM

Kelvim Escobar was diagnosed Tuesday in Brewers camp with a nerve impingement in his right hand.

Escobar had to cut short his Cactus League debut on Sunday after experiencing a sudden rush of weakness in his pitching hand. "It could have been worse," the veteran right-hander told reporters on Tuesday evening. "[The doctor] checked my shoulder, my elbow, my neck, and everything was fine. He thinks it’s a nerve that’s not firing."
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 05:25:00 PM

Kelvim Escobar is scheduled to pitch in his first spring game with the Brewers on Sunday.

Escobar has appeared in just one major league game since the 2007 season and has been allowed to take it slowly this spring in Brewers camp. The 36-year-old righty signed a minor league contract with Milwaukee in mid-January and is competing for a bullpen job.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 02:27:00 PM

Kelvim Escobar will throw his first bullpen session in Brewers' camp on Thursday.

Escobar has pitched in just one game since 2007 due to shoulder issues, so the Brewers are taking things slowly with him. "He hasn't pitched in a long time other than some games in winter ball (in the Dominican Republic)," manager Ron Roenicke said. "Even there, you've got a break and now you've got to get it going again. We're just being cautious with him."
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 09:43:00 PM

Kelvim Escobar is expected to report to Brewers' camp Monday.

Escobar was throwing 91-94 mph in the Venezuelan Winter League this offseason and has an outside chance of winning a spot in the Brewers' bullpen. He can earn $1.1 million if added to the major league roster.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 08:57:00 PM

Brewers signed RHP Kelvim Escobar to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Escobar drew positive scouting reports this offseason in the Venezuelan Winter League and is expected to operate in middle relief for Milwaukee. He hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2009. The 36-year-old right-hander owns a 4.15 career ERA and 1.38 career WHIP in the bigs.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 03:12:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Kelvim Escobar is drawing interest at the Winter Meetings.

Escobar hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2009, but he's having a good showing so far in the Venezuelan Winter League. The 36-year-old might be able to find a minor league deal, but we're not expecting much.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 01:26:00 PM

Juan Dominguez of reports that Kelvim Escobar is planning to make a comeback.

We heard the same thing over the winter, but evidently Escobar, 36, isn't ready to hang up his cleats yet. He has appeared in just one game over the last four seasons due to persistent shoulder problems, but if he can show he's healthy, someone should be willing to give him a minor league deal.
Fri, May 11, 2012 08:53:00 AM

Kelvim Escobar is currently aiming for a comeback in the majors and hopes to pitch winter ball during the second half of December.

Escobar, now 35 years old, has appeared in just one major-league game over the last four seasons due to persistent shoulder problems. Even if he makes it through winter ball healthy, a spring training invite is probably a longshot.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 10:39:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that Kelvim Escobar will attempt a comeback as a reliever and hopes to throw for teams sometime in March.

Escobar has pitched just one game in the big leagues over the last three seasons, as he's been plagued by shoulder problems and had surgery last May. The surgery was successful, though, and Esocbar's agent, Peter Greenberg, said his client is "doing very well." In his last full season, the 34-year-old went 18-7 with a 3.40 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, so there will surely be a few teams at least interested in giving him a look-see as a reliever.
Sat, Feb 5, 2011 01:16:00 PM

Mets transferred RHP Kelvim Escobar from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

He was cleared in order to make room for Elmer Dessens on the 40-man roster. It's a rather insignificant roster move. Escobar is slated to miss the rest of the season after undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery earlier this month.
Fri, May 21, 2010 07:42:00 PM

Kelvim Escobar will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday.

Nothing particularly shocking here, given his injury history. The Mets hedged on the condition of his shoulder during spring training, but it turns out that he has a torn capsule in front of his right shoulder. It's still a wonder why they ever gave a guaranteed $1.25 million contract to a player with such an inherent injury risk.
Mon, May 3, 2010 09:02:00 PM

Mets placed RHP Kelvim Escobar on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a sore right shoulder.

Escobar is expected to miss at least the first month of the regular season and will hang back at extended spring training to continue his recovery. The veteran was signed to a one-year, $1.25 million deal this offseason and is expected to serve as a setup man in New York once fully healed.
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 08:27:00 PM

Kelvim Escobar told the Newark Star-Ledger Tuesday that he expects to hang back at extended spring training at least through April.

Escobar felt fine after a game of catch Monday, but he's not taking any chances with his weak right shoulder. The veteran was signed to a one-year, $1.25 million contract this offseason and the Mets are hoping he will be able to serve as a setup man behind Francisco Rodriguez by early May.
Tue, Mar 30, 2010 08:57:00 AM

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