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Edwin Escobar | Relief Pitcher | #45

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / TEX
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Indians released LHP Edwin Escobar.
Escobar was designated for assignment last week when the Edwin Encarnacion signing was made official. The southpaw is expected to pursue an opportunity in Japan. Jan 10 - 2:13 PM

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Indians designated LHP Edwin Escobar for assignment.

The move clears a roster spot for Edwin Encarnacion, whose three-year, $60 million free agent agreement with the Indians became official on Thursday morning. Escobar was claimed off waivers from the Diamondbacks in November. The left-hander holds a 7.01 ERA in 27 career appearances at the major league level.
Jan 5 - 9:50 AM

Indians claimed LHP Edwin Escobar off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

Escobar has been pummeled in his time in the majors so far but has flashed some ability at times in the minors. The 24-year-old's best shot at a roster spot with the Indians is likely as a reliever.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled LHP Edwin Escobar from Triple-A Reno.

He'll take Adam Loewen's spot in Arizona's bullpen. Escobar has allowed 14 runs (13 earned) in 7 1/3 innings at the major league level this season.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 05:49:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned LHP Edwin Escobar to Triple-A Reno.

The 24-year-old southpaw continues to shuttle back and forth between Reno and the big league club whenever they need an extra arm in the bullpen. He has struggled in his time with the D'Backs, registering a 15.95 ERA and 2.59 WHIP in his 7 1/3 innings. He'll surely be back at some point during the second half.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 12:04:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled LHP Edwin Escobar from Triple-A Reno.

Escobar is taking the roster spot left vacant by Shelby Miller, but it looks as though the 24-year-old left-hander will pitch out of the bullpen initially. He has struggled in two starts with Arizona this season, yielding 12 runs -- 11 earned -- over seven innings.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 05:07:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said LHP Edwin Escobar will be recalled from Triple-A Reno on Friday.

He'll take the roster spot vacated by Shelby Miller, who was just optioned to Reno. Escobar has struggled in two starts for the Diamondbacks this year, allowing 11 earned runs in only seven innings of work. Hale has already said Zack Godley will start in Miller's place Tuesday against Toronto, which suggests Escobar will be used as a reliever.
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 08:51:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned LHP Edwin Escobar to Triple-A Reno.

Escobar made two starts for the Diamondbacks. Neither went well. When the combined dust settled, he had allowed 12 runs (11 earned) on 15 hits over seven innings. Manager Chip Hale said at the beginning of the week that the 24-year-old southpaw was being transitioned to the bullpen. It looks like he will be making that transition in Triple-A.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 05:40:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Monday that Edwin Escobar is being moved to the bullpen.

It's understandable, as Escobar gave up 12 runs (11 earned) in seven innings over two starts. The Diamondbacks have yet to announce who will start Saturday against the Marlins.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 06:42:00 PM

Edwin Escobar struggled again in Saturday's loss to the Cubs, allowing four runs on five hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

Escobar walked two and struck out one in the ballgame. It was all downhill from the start, with Dexter Fowler launching a solo home run to start the game. The Cubs then tacked on three runs in the fourth to chase him. With a 14.14 ERA and 2.57 WHIP through his first two starts, it's unlikely that the Diamondbacks send him back out there for another start.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 05:28:00 PM

Edwin Escobar's first start in the majors didn't go well, as he was lit up for eight runs -- seven earned -- over just 3 1/3 frames in a loss to the Astros.

The D'Backs surely didn't want to have to turn to Escobar in this one, as his numbers in the upper minors have been rather lackluster. But, with Shelby Miller (finger) and Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) on the shelf, they didn't have many options. There's a good chance Arizona will go with someone else this weekend against the Cubs. If Escobar gets trotted out there again, it will be ugly.
Mon, May 30, 2016 08:23:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Edwin Escobar from Triple-A Reno.

He will debut for the Diamondbacks on Monday against the Astros. Escobar posted underwhelming numbers in the minor leagues and should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Sun, May 29, 2016 08:09:00 PM

Edwin Escobar will start for the Diamondbacks on Monday against the Astros.

It'll be the first big league start for the 24-year-old southpaw. He has been uninspiring in five starts at Triple-A Reno this season, compiling a 4.68 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 17/6 K/BB ratio across 25 innings. He can be safely avoided for fantasy purposes.
Fri, May 27, 2016 06:56:00 PM

Diamondbacks claimed LHP Edwin Escobar off waivers from the Red Sox.

He had been designated for assignment last week. Escobar is unscored upon at the Triple-A level this season and should get a shot with the big club before long.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Red Sox designated LHP Edwin Escobar for assignment.

Escobar was sporting a 0.00 ERA in seven innings this season at Triple-A Pawtucket. He's left-handed and relatively young, so there should be interest on waivers. Boston acquired him from the Giants in the Jake Peavy trade.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 02:14:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Yandy Diaz
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Austin Jackson
3Abraham Almonte
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Jason Kipnis
3Greg Allen
RF1Jay Bruce
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Brandon Guyer
4Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
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PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
8Ryan Merritt
9Dylan Baker
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PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Joe Smith
4Bryan Shaw
5Zach McAllister
6Dan Otero
7Boone Logan
8Nick Goody
9Tyler Olson
10Craig Breslow
11Kyle Crockett
12Shawn Morimando
13Shawn Armstrong