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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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Yunel Escobar tripled and scored the only run of the game in the Angels' victory on Saturday.
He tripled to lead off the first inning and scored on a Mike Trout groundout. Escobar's lone hit was one of only two the team would get all night, but they won anyway. He has a .320 batting average but doesn't provide any other value for his fantasy owners. He's got only three home runs, 38 runs and 28 RBI and has not stolen a single base all year. Jul 16 - 11:52 PM

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Yunel Escobar went 3-for-5 from the leadoff spot Thursday to raise his average to .327.

Escobar has three homers, no steals, 36 runs scored and 26 RBI this year, so even with the lofty average, he hasn't been very valuable for fantasy purposes. The Angels, though, might be able to turn him into a nice prospect later this month.
Jul 7 - 3:23 PM

Yunel Escobar (knee) went 4-for-5 with a two-run double in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

Escobar missed a week's worth of action due to a bone bruise on his left knee before he returned to the lineup on Saturday. If the injury is still bothering him, he showed no signs of it in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. Escobar's two-run double in the seventh drew his squad to within 7-5, but the Angels would not score again in the contest. Prior to the injury, the shortstop was slashing .310/.359/.409 over 274 at-bats.
Jul 3 - 6:04 PM

Yunel Escobar (knee) has returned to the Angels starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox.

Escobar missed seven consecutive games with the injury, but the club opted to wait it out instead of putting him on the disabled list. He'll get a premium matchup in his first game back, squaring off against Clay Buchholz at Fenway Park.
Jul 2 - 3:54 PM

Yunel Escobar (knee) went through a full workout Friday and the hope is that he'll return to the lineup this weekend.

Escobar is out of the lineup for the seventh straight game, but the Angels are optimistic that he'll be ready to go on Saturday or Sunday. If he's not, the disabled list will finally be considered at that point.
Jul 1 - 5:16 PM

Yunel Escobar (knee) remained out of the Angels' lineup Friday.

He's now missed seven straight games with a bone bruise in his left knee. The Angels had been eyeing Friday as a possible return for the third baseman, so you've got to think there's a good chance he'll be placed on the disabled list at this point. Jefry Marte is at third base Friday.
Jul 1 - 3:52 PM

Yunel Escobar (knee) remains out of the Angels' lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that Escobar will remain sidelined until at least Friday. If he's not ready by then, he'll likely be facing a backdated trip to the disabled list. Escobar hasn't played since last Thursday due to a bone bruise in his knee. Jefry Marte will continue to fill in at third base.
Jun 29 - 1:19 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that Yunel Escobar (knee) will remain sidelined until at least Friday.

If he's unable to give it a go at that point, the Angels would have to consider a backdated trip to the disabled list. Jefry Marte is once again filling in at third base in his absence on Tuesday.
Jun 28 - 7:44 PM

Yunel Escobar (knee) remained out of the Angels' lineup Monday against the Astros.

Escobar has now missed four straight games. He was diagnosed with a bone bruise following an MRI and it's unclear when he'll be ready to return to action. Jefry Marte is filling in at third base again Monday.
Jun 27 - 6:01 PM

An MRI on Yunel Escobar's left knee revealed a bone bruise.

Escobar suffered the injury on Thursday and hasn't played since. The injury has turned out to be worse than initially expected, although he hasn't been placed on the disabled list yet. However, a move can't be ruled out if he doesn't see improvement in the next day or two.
Jun 26 - 1:47 PM

Yunel Escobar (knee) remained out of the Angels' lineup Sunday.

He's missed three straight games with a sore knee. Escobar is not expected to require a disabled list stint. Jefry Marte is at third base again Sunday.
Jun 26 - 1:20 PM

Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Mets and Giants have expressed interest in Yunel Escobar.

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick has also reported previously that the Giants are eyeing Escobar. It's unclear whether the Mets' interest in Escobar might be lessened now that they've signed Jose Reyes. The Angels hold a $7 million club option on Escobar for 2017, but Moura hears that the third baseman is likely to be dealt before the trade deadline.
Jun 26 - 12:43 PM

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

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

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