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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 was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Twins after arguing a called third strike.
Escobar was hot after being called out on strikes to end the top of the sixth inning -- though this might have stemmed from a disputed check-swing earlier in the at-bats. With his boot, Cliff Pennington took over at third and Danny Espinosa took over at second. Jul 5 - 9:49 PM

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Yunel Escobar finished 3-for-4 with a run scored in the Angels' loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

All three of those hits were singles. Escobar has been in a nice groove offensively over the last couple of weeks and now boasts a .294/.353/.419 batting line in 67 total games this season.
Jul 4 - 5:50 PM

Yunel Escobar collected a pair of singles over four at-bats in Tuesday's road loss against the Dodgers.

Escobar provided 40 percent of the hits for the Halos, as Kenta Maeda and two relievers pitched the shutout to get back on track after a rare loss in Monday's series opener. He has four consecutive multi-hit performances, and he has at least two hits in six of his past seven outings.
Jun 28 - 1:23 AM

Yunel Escobar went 2-for-4 with a two-run single and two strikeouts in Monday's win over the Dodgers.

Escobar notched a two-run single against Rich Hill in the third inning. He had missed the last two games due to a strained left thumb, but had no issues in his return to the lineup on Monday. The veteran third baseman is 10-for-26 (.385) over his last six games and is slashing a fine-if-unspectacular .283/.333/.417 with five homers and 23 RBI in 59 games played this season.
Jun 27 - 1:17 AM

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

Escobar is feeling better, but he'll miss a second straight start with a strained left thumb. Kaleb Cowart is at third base.
Jun 25 - 11:12 AM

Yunel Escobar (thumb) was scratched from the Angels' lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.

He's dealing with a strained left thumb. Cliff Pennington will man third base and bat ninth in Escobar's absence. Escobar is day-to-day.
Jun 24 - 6:31 PM

Yunel Escobar went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Yankees on Thursday.

The multi-hit game was the third in his last four contests, with two doubles and a triple in that time. He's also scored five runs in his last five games. In total, Escobar is hitting .276/.328/.409 as the team's primary third baseman.
Jun 23 - 12:55 AM

Yunel Escobar went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

Escobar came up with an RBI single in the sixth inning to give the Angels their second run of the game. They wouldn't score again in the 7-2 defeat. For the season as a whole, he is now hitting .275/.330/.406 with five homers and 19 RBI in 207 at-bats. A strained hamstring cost him about three weeks of the season.
Jun 16 - 1:29 AM

Yunel Escobar is not in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. The Halos have Luis Valbuena at third base and C.J. Cron at first.
Jun 11 - 11:27 AM

Angels activated 3B Yunel Escobar from the 10-day disabled list.

He's back after missing close to three weeks with a strained hamstring. Escobar only appeared in one rehab game, going 2-for-3 Wednesday for High-A Inland Empire. He'll man third base and bat cleanup Thursday against Twins left-hander Adalberto Mejia.
Jun 1 - 6:46 PM

Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Thursday.

Escobar is scheduled to play one minor league rehab game with High-A Inland Empire on Wednesday before returning to the Angels' active roster. The third baseman has been on the disabled list since May 14 because of a left hamstring strain.
May 30 - 7:33 PM

Yunel Escobar (hamstring) ran the bases for a third straight day Monday.

Escobar, who is coming back from a left hamstring strain, has been hitting and taking ground balls for the past week. He was originally expected to miss 2-4 weeks and it sounds like he should be able to meet that timetable.
May 30 - 10:52 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
2B1Nick Franklin
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6J.C. Ramirez
7Parker Bridwell
8Andrew Heaney
9Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
R1Bud Norris
2Cam Bedrosian
3Blake Parker
4Huston Street
5Andrew Bailey
6David Hernandez
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Keynan Middleton
9Brooks Pounders