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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
Contract: view contract details

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Yunel Escobar (abdominal) was scratched from Tuesday's Cactus League lineup.
Escobar was scratched from Saturday's lineup with a mild abdominal strain and apparently he's not over the issue yet. It's unclear when he'll give it another try. Mar 21 - 3:31 PM

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Yunel Escobar (abdominal) is back in Tuesday's Cactus League lineup.

Escobar was scratched from Saturday's lineup with a mild abdominal strain, but fortunately it doesn't appear to be serious. He should be good to go for the season.
Mar 21 - 12:46 PM

Yunel Escobar was scratched from Saturday's Cactus League game against the Rockies with an abdominal strain.

Jefry Marte filled in for Escobar at third base. Escobar was diagnosed with a "mild" strain, though these injuries have a tendency to linger. The 33-year-old has had a quiet spring, hitting just .214 over 28 at-bats.
Mar 18 - 5:37 PM

Yunel Escobar has left Angels' camp to take his American citizenship test in Miami.

Escobar, a Cuban defector, is scheduled to take the citizenship test on Thursday. The expectation is that he'll be back in Angels' camp on Friday. Escobar will once again serve as the Angels' third baseman this season after batting .304/.355/.391 with five homers and 39 RBI over 132 games in 2016.
Mar 1 - 12:13 PM

Angels exercised 3B Yunel Escobar's $7 million option for 2017.

There have been rumors that the Angels could look to trade Escobar, and they still might. They had to make a decision on his option Monday, though, and it probably wasn't a terribly difficult one after he batted .304/.355/.391 for them this season.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 04:55:00 PM

Yunel Escobar slugged a two-run homer and drew a walk in Friday’s win over the Astros.

After Cliff Pennington led off the top of the ninth inning with a single against Ken Giles, Escobar followed with a game-tying home run. The Angels would go on to plate six runs in the inning for the win. Escobar has hit safely in six straight games and is batting .310/.361/.400 with five homers and 38 RBI over 127 games this season.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 12:07:00 AM

Yunel Escobar finished 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored Tuesday against the Rangers.

Escobar swatted a pair of doubles to go with his RBI single in the second inning. The three-hit game matched his hit output in his last eight contests, as he saw his average fall from .321 to .306 in that stretch. The 33-year-old is now hitting .309/.360/.395 through 124 games overall.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:24:00 AM

Yunel Escobar (hand) returned to the Angels lineup on Friday, going 0-for-3 plus a walk in a losing effort against the Rangers.

Escobar was hit by a pitch last Saturday and hadn't been able to play since. He's having a terrific season as a catalyst atop the Halos lineup, slashing .318/.370/.399 with nine homers and 56 RBI.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 08:19:00 AM

Yunel Escobar (hand) could return Friday.

Escobar suffered a bruised hand on a hit-by-pitch Saturday and hasn't played since, but he was able to taking batting practice and field grounders ahead of Wednesday's game. Jefry Marte is at third base and batting cleanup Wednesday afternoon against the Athletics.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 03:13:00 PM

Yunel Escobar (hand) remains out of the Angels' starting lineup on Monday.

Jefry Marte is at third base and batting fifth versus A's right-hander Raul Alcantara. Escobar suffered a bruised hand on a hit-by-pitch Saturday and remains day-to-day.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 01:30:00 PM

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

Escobar has a bruised hand as a result of a hit by pitch Saturday. He's day-to-day. Kaleb Cowart is at third base Sunday.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 01:34:00 PM

Yunel Escobar's X-rays came back negative.

Escobar exited Saturday's game after getting plunked on the left hand but he's only dealing with a bruise. There's a better than not chance Escobar will sit out Sunday's series finale but he shouldn't be facing a lengthy absence. The 33-year-old owns the American League's fourth-highest batting average at .320.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 11:58:00 PM

Yunel Escobar left Saturday's game against the Mariners after taking a pitch off his left wrist.

Taiwan Walker drilled Escobar with a 94 mph heater on the game's first pitch. Escobar left the game immediately and is likely headed for X-rays. Cliff Pennington pinch-ran for Escobar while Kaleb Cowhart took over for him at third base. Escobar just returned from the disabled list on Friday after missing two weeks with a concussion.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 09:58:00 PM

Angels activated INF Yunel Escobar from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Escobar is back at third base and perched atop the Angels lineup for Friday's showdown against the Mariners. He has been sidelined since fouling a ball off of his face on August 19.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 06:43:00 PM

Yunel Escobar (concussion) has been cleared for baseball activities.

Escobar was placed on the 7-day concussion after fouling a ball off his face on August 19. The Angels anticipate activating him on Friday in Seattle.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 07:47:00 PM

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2B1Danny Espinosa
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SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
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