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Sergio Escalona | Relief Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 214
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Sergio Escalona has been suspended 50 games by MLB.
Escalona had some sort of involvement in the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic and is now done for the remainder of the 2013 season. The 29-year-old left-hander posted an ugly 6.60 ERA and 2.07 WHIP in 15 innings this summer for the Astros' Double-A affiliate in Corpus Christi. Mon, Aug 5, 2013 12:48:00 PM

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Astros re-signed LHP Sergio Escalona to a minor league contract.

He'll also get an invite to spring training. Escalona missed the entire 2012 season following Tommy John surgery, but he should be ready to contribute in the spring. The 28-year-old southpaw posted a 2.93 ERA and 25/11 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings with the Astros in 2011.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 02:06:00 PM

Sergio Escalona has elected free agency.

Escalona missed all of this season while recovering from Tommy John surgery but should be ready for the start of 2013. The 28-year-old pitched well for the Astros in 2011 and shouldn't have trouble landing a new gig.
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 08:51:00 PM

Astros transferred LHP Sergio Escalona from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Escalona is recovering from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and probably won't return until early 2013.
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 01:26:00 PM

Astros placed LHP Sergio Escalona on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

Escalona will miss the entire 2012 season following Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The lefty registered a 2.93 ERA across 27 2/3 innings last year.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 11:22:00 PM

Sergio Escalona (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Escalona was sidelined for most of camp with what was thought to be a hyperextended elbow, but was told Saturday he had a torn ligament and will have to undergo surgery. The 27-year-old appeared in 49 games last year and went 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA as the Astros' left-handed specialist.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 08:45:00 AM

Sergio Escalona will again have his left elbow examined by doctors.

Escalona has been nursing elbow soreness throughout camp, and it had seemed like he had turned a corner, but evidently he's still battling the ailment. We'll have to see what the doctor says, but you have to think at this point that his status for the start of the season is up in the air.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:02:00 AM

Sergio Escalona (elbow) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut during Monday's game.

Escalona will pitch one inning in relief of starter Kyle Weiland. The 27-year-old left-hander has been sidelined for most of camp due to a hyperextended elbow.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 12:17:00 PM

Sergio Escalona (elbow) is expected to throw a bullpen session in the next couple of days.

Escalona hyperextended his elbow swinging a bat early in camp and has yet to pitch in a game this spring. However, Astros' manager Brad Mills is pleased with his recent progress. The 27-year-old southpaw posted a 2.93 ERA and 25/11 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings last season. If healthy, he should open the year in the Astros' bullpen.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 10:48:00 PM

Astros manager Brad Mills said Sergio Escalona (elbow) will probably need at least a couple bullpen sessions before being ready for game action.

Escalona has played some catch but has not yet thrown from a mound since hyperextending his elbow while swinging a bat early on in camp. He'll still have plenty of time to get ready for the season. The 27-year-old southpaw posted a 2.93 ERA and 25/11 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings out of the Astros' bullpen last year.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 01:58:00 PM

Sergio Escalona underwent an MRI on his left elbow on Friday, which revealed no structural damage.

Escalona has been sidelined since hyperextending his elbow while swinging a bat last week. While the MRI didn't show any damage, he won't be cleared to throw for a few more days. The 27-year-old southpaw posted a 2.93 ERA and 25/11 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings out of the Astros' bullpen last season.
Fri, Mar 2, 2012 05:34:00 PM

Sergio Escalona is scheduled to have an MRI on his left elbow.

Escalona is still dealing with some discomfort after hyperextending his elbow while swinging a bat last week. The 27-year-old southpaw posted a 2.93 ERA and 25/11 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings last season. If healthy, he should have a bullpen spot locked up.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012 09:47:00 AM

Sergio Escalona will not throw a scheduled bullpen session Friday after hyper-extending his left elbow while swinging a bat earlier in the week.

"We wanted to give it a day of rest," Astros manager Brad Mills said. "He’s still going to go through some things on the other fields. He’s not going to throw on the other fields. He’ll do some bunting, but no hitting. As of right now, we’re not concerned about it because he didn’t hurt it while throwing." It sounds like the 'Stros are just being cautious here. Escalona figures to resume throwing before long and should have a bullpen spot locked up after posting a 2.93 ERA in 27 2/3 innings last year.
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Fri, Feb 24, 2012 09:54:00 AM

Astros activated LHP Sergio Escalona from the 60-day disabled list.

Escalona posted a 2.93 ERA and 25/11 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in the early part of September. The 27-year-old southpaw should have a claim on a bullpen spot entering spring training.
Thu, Nov 3, 2011 12:38:00 PM

Astros placed LHP Sergio Escalona on the 60-day disabled list with a sprained ankle.

Escalona tripped over a glove in the outfield during batting practice Friday. X-rays came back negative, but he has a fairly severe sprain and will not be returning to action this season. Over 27 2/3 innings, Escalona posted a solid 2.93 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. He also fanned 25 batters.
Sat, Sep 10, 2011 04:52:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Carlos Corporan
3Max Stassi
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
2Gregorio Petit
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
6Samuel Deduno
7Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Josh Fields
3Tony Sipp
4Jose Veras
5Darin Downs
6Jake Buchanan
7Jorge De Leon
8Michael Foltynewicz
9Kevin Chapman
10Josh Zeid
11Jesse Crain
12Matt Albers
13Jose Cisnero