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Edwin Escobar | Relief Pitcher | #51

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Red Sox activated LHP Edwin Escobar from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Escobar has missed most of the year while dealing with elbow inflammation. The 23-year-old left-hander was acquired from San Francisco last season in the Jake Peavy trade. Sat, Jun 13, 2015 08:50:00 PM

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Edwin Escobar (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

The southpaw will likely require a lenghthy rehab stint and then is likely to function in the bullpen at Triple-A. He could become an option for the Red Sox in the second half of the season.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 08:03:00 PM

Edwin Escobar has been placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Pawtucket with left elbow inflammation.

It isn't expected to be a major issue and he should be able to return to action in a couple of weeks. He'll begin the year in a bullpen at the Triple-A level but should get an opportunity with the big league club at some point during the season.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 05:13:00 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Edwin Escobar from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Esocobar tossed a scoreless relief inning last month in his major league debut before being sent back down. He'll give the Red Sox some bullpen length down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:28:00 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Edwin Escobar to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Escobar pitched a perfect relief inning on Wednesday in his major league debut. He'll be back in the majors next month when rosters expand.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Edwin Escobar from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Escobar was up briefly earlier this month but didn't wind up pitching. He'll provide some length in the bullpen.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 03:42:00 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Edwin Escobar to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Escobar was called up on Sunday to provide protection for the bullpen, but he didn't end up pitching. He'll return to a 4.76 ERA at the Triple-A level.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 08:37:00 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Edwin Escobar from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Acquired from the Giants in the Jake Peavy deal, Escobar allowed two runs over his first 12 innings at Pawtucket. He'll give the Red Sox some length out of the bullpen after Saturday's 19-inning affair.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 01:15:00 PM

Red Sox acquired LHP Edwin Escobar and RHP Heath Hembree from the Red Sox for RHP Jake Peavy and cash considerations.

Escobar began the season as the second ranked prospect in the Giants system, but struggled to the tune of a 5.11 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 96/37 K/BB ratio over 111 innings at Triple-A Fresno in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Still just 22-years-old, the hard-throwing southpaw makes for a nice addition to the Red Sox system.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 12:56:00 PM

Giants left-handed pitching prospect threw five shutout innings for Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday, scattering three hits and four walks.

Two of the three hits were doubles, and opposing batters are now hitting .288/.346/.480 off him for the season. Escobar has a solid 8.0 K/9, but his control is still an issue and he was lucky Wednesday to avoid allowing a run. He projects as a back-end rotation option for the Giants.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 09:31:00 AM

Giants prospect LHP Edwin Escobar has gotten off to a slow start this season, posting an 8.53 ERA through his first 12 2/3 innings for Triple-A Fresno.

The 21-year-old has allowed a total of 22 hits over his three starts this season, and opposing hitters are raking against him at a .379 clip. However, none of those 22 hits have left the yard (which is all the more impressive considering Fresno plays in the notoriously hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League), and Escobar has still posted an impressive 17/4 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The left-hander profiles as a No. 4 or 5 starter in the major leagues and should debut with the Giants at some point this season.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Edwin Escobar had a rough go of it against the Mariners on Saturday, surrendering four runs on five hits in his 2 2/3 innings.

The 21-year-old left-hander walked three and struck out a pair in the brief appearance. Giants manager Bruce Bochy has indicated that Escobar could get a look if the team suffers injuries in the rotation, but he holds no fantasy value at the present time.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Edwin Escobar pitched well in Sunday's Cactus League victory over the Dodgers, allowing just one run on one hit over three innings of work.

The 21-year-old southpaw struggled a bit with his command though, walking four and failing to strike out a batter in the game. Manager Bruce Bochy came away impressed though, noting after the game that he's "knocking on the door" and could be the choice if the Giants need a replacement in their rotation.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 07:54:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of LHP Edwin Escobar from Low-A Augusta.

Escobar posted a 2.96 and 122/32 K/BB ratio over 130 2/3 Low-A innings in 2012. He's not close to being big league-ready, but the Giants couldn't afford to risk losing the 20-year-old in the Rule 5 Draft.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 09:31:00 PM

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