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Yunel Escobar | Third Baseman | #6

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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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Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Yunel Escobar (knee) is expected to play Saturday.
Escobar tweaked his knee during Thursday's game and will get a day of rest on Friday. However, it's not expected to be a lingering issue. Consider him day-to-day. Jun 24 - 7:22 PM

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Yunel Escobar (knee) is not in Friday's lineup against the Athletics.

Escobar exited Thursday's game with a knee issue and apparently isn't back to 100 percent yet. Jefry Marte will start at third base while Shane Robinson will play left field.
Jun 24 - 6:29 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Angels "are listening" on Yunel Escobar and the Giants are "among the teams that have expressed interest."

It could indicate that the Giants aren't expecting Matt Duffy (Achilles) back anytime soon. It's no surprise that the Angels are willing to move Escobar, as they're already 16 games out of first place and don't seem likely to close that gap. Escobar is making $7 million this season and the Halos have a $7 million option on him for 2017.
Jun 24 - 4:47 PM

Yunel Escobar went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

Escobar's strong season has continued with a good month of June, as he's now got multi-hit contests in seven of his 14 starts this month. The third baseman is batting .312/.362/.415 with 20 RBI and 31 runs scored atop the Angels' lineup.
Jun 18 - 9:58 PM

Yunel Escobar is not in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Escobar dealt with a wrist ailment recently, but this just appears to be a day off. Jefry Marte is at third base and hitting cleanup Sunday.
Jun 12 - 1:15 PM

Yunel Escobar (wrist) went 2-for-6 with a two-run single and a run scored in his return to action Friday against the Pirates.

Escobar had missed the last three games with a sore right wrist. The 33-year-old has performed well as the Angels’ leadoff man this season, batting .307/.361/.412 through 50 games. If the Angels eventually declare themselves as sellers, Escobar could be a valuable trade chip. His contract includes an affordable $7 million club option for 2017.
Jun 3 - 11:00 PM

Yunel Escobar (wrist) is back in the Angels' lineup Friday.

Escobar missed the last three contests with a sore right wrist. He's at third base and batting leadoff against Francisco Liriano and the Pirates.
Jun 3 - 1:55 PM

Yunel Escobar (wrist) remains out Tuesday.

Escobar bruised his right wrist Sunday while diving for a ball and hasn't played since. He is still considered day-to-day. Jefry Marte will start at third base and bat fifth Tuesday night against the Tigers.
May 31 - 5:20 PM

Yunel Escobar (wrist) is not in Monday's lineup against the Tigers.

Escobar bruised his right wrist on Sunday and will get a day of rest. Gregorio Petit will start at third base Monday while Kole Calhoun will bat leadoff.
May 30 - 4:55 PM

Yunel Escobar is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a bruised right wrist.

Escobar was lifted from Sunday's game against the Astros after injuring his wrist while diving for a ball. Angels fans and fantasy owners alike can breathe a sigh of relief though the it's nothing serious and Escobar should return to the Angels lineup in a day or two.
May 29 - 5:13 PM

Yunel Escobar was removed from Sunday's game against the Astros with an apparent wrist injury.

Escobar sustained the injury diving for a ground ball. The Angels have been decimated by injuries throughout the season, and it would be another big blow if they lose their leadoff hitter for any significant amount of time. Expect an update on his status shortly.
May 29 - 4:16 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia has no plans to move Yunel Escobar to shortstop.

Escobar has spent most of his career at shortstop, though he hasn't played there since 2014. The Angels have an opening at shortstop with Andrelton Simmons (thumb surgery) out for the next 6-8 weeks. On the surface, Escobar would seem to be the obvious choice to replace Simmons, though Scioscia said that's not an option the team is currently considering. For now, he'll stay at the hot corner with Brendan Ryan and Cliff Pennington platooning at shortstop.

Yunel Escobar will return to the Angels' starting lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

Escobar sat out Friday's game with a jammed thumb. He'll hit in his unusual leadoff spot against Jhoulys Chacin, who will be making his Angels debut on Saturday. Escobar has proven that last year's breakout season was no fluke. He's off to another strong start, hitting .304 with a .444 slugging percentage.
May 14 - 6:36 PM

Yunel Escobar (thumb) will be re-evaluated on Friday before it's determined how much time he might miss.

Escobar exited Thursday's game after jamming his right thumb on a dive. No MRI is currently scheduled and Angels manager Mike Scioscia referred to Escobar as day-to-day after the game, although he didn't immediately rule out a potential disabled list stint. "We’ll see how it sets up tomorrow," he said.
May 13 - 11:26 AM

Yunel Escobar went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Mike Leake put the clamps on the Angel offense, but Escobar did at least manage a pair of singles. For the season, the veteran third baseman is hitting .307/.369/.449 with three homers, nine doubles and eight RBI across 127 at-bats. The Angels have failed to score more than two runs in any of their last four games.
May 11 - 1:26 AM

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C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
3Jett Bandy
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3Brendan Ryan
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
4Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
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S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Nick Tropeano
4C.J. Wilson
5Andrew Heaney
6Jhoulys Chacin
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Cory Rasmus
5Jose Alvarez
6Mike Morin
7Cam Bedrosian
8Deolis Guerra
9Al Alburquerque
10A.J. Achter