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Yunel Escobar | Third Baseman | #0

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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 (oblique) will head to the Angels' instructional league early next week.
If all goes well down in Arizona, Escobar could return to the Angels' active roster for the final weekend of the regular season. He has been on the disabled list since August 8 due to a strained right oblique muscle. Sep 21 - 2:21 PM

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Yunel Escobar (oblique) worked out on the field and hit in the cage on Tuesday.

But manager Mike Scioscia said afterward that he is unsure when Escobar might be able to return. The third baseman landed on the disabled list August 8 with a strained right oblique and then suffered a setback in a minor league rehab game on August 30.
Sep 19 - 7:33 PM

Yunel Escobar (oblique) has not yet been cleared to resume baseball activities.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that Escobar "has made a lot of progress" since last week's setback, but obviously he has to jump through a few hoops before he can return to the Halos' lineup. Escobar could play some instructional league games next week.
Sep 15 - 12:37 PM

Yunel Escobar suffered another setback on Wednesday when he experienced continued soreness from his strained oblique.

Escobar has been sidelined since August 8 due to the injury and isn't making progress toward a return. The Angels remain hopeful that he'll return this season but won't rush the veteran infielder back into action.
Sep 9 - 8:58 AM

Yunel Escobar (oblique) will resume swinging a bat Monday.

Escobar had to be pulled off his rehab assignment last week after feeling renewed stiffness in his right oblique, but he's obviously improved the last few days. He would figure to be at least another week or so from being activated.
Sep 3 - 1:58 PM

Yunel Escobar (oblique) felt renewed stiffness in his side during his second rehab game Wednesday with High-A Inland Empire.

Escobar had been on track to return from the disabled list Friday with the expansion of MLB rosters, but he's obviously going to need more time. The third baseman has been out since August 8 with a Grade 1 right oblique strain.
Aug 31 - 9:27 AM

Yunel Escobar (oblique) went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in his rehab debut Tuesday at High-A Inland Empire.

Escobar, out since August 8 with a Grade 1 right oblique strain, is on track to be activated from the disabled list as soon as rosters expand on September 1. The third baseman has batted .274/.333/.397 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 89 games this season for Anaheim.
Aug 30 - 12:12 AM

Yunel Escobar (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday.

The Angels had initially hoped Escobar could return when first eligible on Tuesday, but they've decided to let him play a couple rehab contests first. He should return when rosters expand on September 1.
Aug 27 - 2:04 PM

Yunel Escobar (oblique) worked out Monday and will begin taking grounders Tuesday.

Escobar landed on the disabled list two weeks ago with a Grade 1 right oblique strain. He obviously has to ramp things up a bit, but the Angels still think it's possible he returns on August 29 as they initially hoped.
Aug 21 - 10:40 PM

Angels placed 3B Yunel Escobar on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 1 right oblique strain.

Escobar is expected to be sidelined for the next 2-3 weeks. Luis Valbuena will start at third base on Tuesday night against the visiting Orioles, with C.J. Cron drawing the nod at first base. Escobar suffered the injury on Sunday afternoon against the A's, after going 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and two runs scored. He's batting .274/.333/.397 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 89 games this season.
Aug 8 - 6:50 PM

Yunel Escobar (intercostal) remains out of the Angels' starting lineup Tuesday.

Escobar remains sidelined with a right intercostal strain and could be headed for the disabled list. Luis Valbuena is starting at third base and C.J. Cron is starting at first base on Tuesday night against the Orioles.
Aug 8 - 6:19 PM

Yunel Escobar (intercostal) is not in the Angels' lineup Monday.

The good news, however, is that he's listed among the reserves, so it appears Escobar will avoid the disabled list for the time being. Luis Valbuena is at third base Monday versus the visiting Orioles. C.J. Cron will start at first base.
Aug 7 - 6:56 PM

Yunel Escobar exited Sunday's game against the Athletics with a right intercostal strain.

Escobar is scheduled for an MRI on Monday morning. It sounds like something that should send him to the disabled list, but the Angels should provide an official update soon.
Aug 7 - 9:32 AM

Yunel Escobar went 2-for-5 with an RBI versus the Athletics in Friday's win.

The second hit was the 1,500th of Escobar's career. He has a realistic shot of making it to 2,000, something that didn't seem at all likely three years ago when he was bouncing around the league.
Aug 5 - 1:45 AM

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

He sat out a couple games with a stiff back. Escobar is at third base and hitting leadoff against Jharel Cotton and the A's.
Aug 4 - 5:48 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
3Carlos Perez
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
3Jefry Marte
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Kaleb Cowart
3Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Justin Upton
2Ben Revere
3Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
2Michael Hermosillo
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2J.C. Ramirez
3Parker Bridwell
4Tyler Skaggs
5Andrew Heaney
6Alex Meyer
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
9Troy Scribner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Blake Parker
3Bud Norris
4Keynan Middleton
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Jesse Chavez
7Huston Street
8Jose Alvarez
9Andrew Bailey
10Blake Wood
11Fernando Salas
12Deolis Guerra
13Noe Ramirez
14Eduardo Paredes