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Yunel Escobar | Third Baseman | #0

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
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Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is expected to run the bases this weekend.
Escobar has done some straight-line jogging without issue and will ramp up the intensity of his workouts over the next couple of days. The third baseman landed on the 10-day disabled list May 15, retroactive to May 14, with a strained left hamstring. He should be ready for activation sometime in early June. May 25 - 11:08 AM

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Angels placed 3B Yunel Escobar on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 14, with a strained left hamstring.

Escobar was injured on Saturday and is expected to be sidelined for the next 2-4 weeks. The Angels will use Luis Valbuena at third base and C.J. Cron at first base while Escobar is on the shelf.
May 15 - 6:39 PM

Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.

Escobar suffered a Grade 1 strain of his left hamstring during Saturday's game. Jefry Marte was optioned to Triple-A with C.J. Cron coming off the disabled list Sunday, but he's expected to be promoted right back to the majors and share playing time at third base.
May 15 - 8:53 AM

Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is not in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Escobar departed Saturday's game with a tight left hamstring and is undergoing an MRI. The Angels do not expect him to require a disabled list stint. Luis Valbuena is at third base Sunday and C.J. Cron is at first. Albert Pujols is away from the team tending to a personal matter, so Mike Trout is in the designated hitter spot, Cameron Maybin is in center field and Ben Revere is in left.
May 14 - 1:17 PM

Yunel Escobar (hamstring) left Saturday's game against the Tigers due to cramp in his hamstring.

Escobar felt the cramp in his hamstring a couple of times, according to skipper Mike Scioscia, and he is considered day-to-day. The infielder is likely to miss at least a game or two, so reserve him until he can officially return and prove his health without any setbacks. Cliff Pennington is likely to see some extra at-bats if Escobar does indeed miss time.
May 14 - 3:57 AM

Yunel Escobar went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

Escobar hit an RBI double against Michael Fulmer in the fifth inning. That wound up bringing home the only run the Angels would score in the 7-1 defeat. After hitting a paltry .234/.287/.336 in April, the veteran third baseman is now up to a far more sturdy .272/.321/.417 triple-slash for the season thanks to a hot run in May.
May 12 - 1:43 AM

Yunel Escobar swatted a three-run homer off of Oakland SP Jharel Cotton in Tuesday's win, finishing with four RBI.

Escobar is up to eight RBI in May, already equaling his production from the entire month of April. He started the opening month on fire at the plate and is kicking off May in spectacular fashion as well, going 13-for-37 (.351) with a double, three homers and eight RBI while turning in an impressive 1.006 OPS.
May 10 - 3:58 AM

Yunel Escobar went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Escobar socked a solo home run off Mike Fiers to lead off the bottom of the first inning and came back around for another solo shot in the fifth inning. Those two taters gave him 10 extra-base hits through 134 at-bats. Sporting a .269/.319/.403 triple-slash, the veteran infielder does not offer much in terms of fantasy upside -- even with Sunday's fun little show.
May 7 - 6:49 PM

Yunel Escobar went 4-for-5 in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

With those four base knocks, Escobar has now picked up multiple hits in three of his last four games. Even with this recent hot work, Escobar owns just a .262/.313/.361 triple-slash on the season. He has posted batting averages north of .300 in each of the past two campaigns, but a near-complete lack of power makes him an unpalatable fantasy option for mixed leagues.
May 5 - 1:08 AM

Yunel Escobar finished 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's game in Seattle.

Escobar fired out of the chute with a .455 average through the first eight games, flexing a little muscle with four extra-base hits. However, he has managed just three extra-base hits (two doubles, one homer) with six RBI over the past 20 outings. Perhaps Wednesday's game will get him back on track, but he can still be trusted only in AL-only fantasy play at the moment.
May 4 - 2:43 AM

Yunel Escobar went 0-for-5 against the A's on Wednesday, dropping his average to .236.

It's not going to matter much unless C.J. Cron or Jefry Marte can get hot, but Escobar should also be vulnerable to losing playing time when Luis Valbuena comes off the DL. His OBP stands at .292 at the moment, and it's not like he can make up for it with power or particularly strong defense. In fact, he made his fifth error tonight.
Apr 27 - 2:30 AM

Yunel Escobar left Friday's game because of dizziness, according to the Angels.

Jefry Marte or Cliff Pennington will start at third if Escobar can't play Saturday.
Apr 22 - 3:52 AM

Yunel Escobar was hitless in five at-bats with a strikeout in Saturday's loss against the Royals.

Escobar fired out of the chute with a .455 average, three doubles, a homer and four RBI through his first eight games. However, he has collected just one single over his past 17 at-bats. He was obviously going to cool somewhat after his hot start, but the spigot has really shut off rather dramatically. He'll look to get on track against Ian Kennedy (0-2, 4.09 ERA, 1.45 WHIP) in Sunday's series finale.
Apr 15 - 11:53 PM

Yunel Escobar went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and three runs scored to help the Angels hold off the Mariners 5-4 on Saturday.

The homer, off Mariners starter Felix Hernandez, was the first of the year for Escobar. He leads the American League with seven runs scored, and he's now got 10 hits in 24 at-bats on the year. Walk years are strong motivators for some players, and the 34-year-old has certainly come out of the gate hot ahead of impending free agency this fall.
Apr 9 - 1:56 AM

Yunel Escobar is starting at third base and batting leadoff for the Angels on Friday against the Mariners.

The Halos are sending out their regulars against Yovani Gallardo. Escobar has four hits in his first 16 at-bats this season.
Apr 7 - 4:49 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Jefry Marte
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8J.C. Ramirez
9Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Huston Street
3Andrew Bailey
4Bud Norris
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Parker
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Deolis Guerra
9David Hernandez
10Keynan Middleton
11Mike Morin
12Daniel Wright