DTDYunel Escobar SS/3B LAA 16 hours ago

Escobar is day-to-day with a bruised left wrist, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The news is seemingly positive for Escobar, as he appears to have avoided a more serious ailment. He'll likely return to action as soon as he can swing a bat at or close to pain-free.

DTDYunel Escobar SS/3B LAA 17 hours ago

Escobar left Sunday's game against the Astros in the third inning with an apparent wrist or thumb injury, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The third baseman sustained the injury while attempting to field a ground ball and was replaced by C.J. Cron. Escobar returned two weeks ago from a jammed right thumb, so there may be some reason to fear that he aggravated something. Regardless, the Angels should have an update on the status of their leadoff hitter following the game.

DTDYunel Escobar SS/3B LAA 2 weeks ago

Escobar (thumb) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Escobar jammed his thumb Thursday, forcing him to sit out Friday's game, but he'll return to the lineup Saturday at his usual spot atop the lineup. Escobar will man third base, sending Jefry Marte, who got the nod Friday, to the bench.

DTDYunel Escobar SS/3B LAA 2 weeks ago

Escobar (thumb) is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Escobar jammed his right thumb in Thursday's loss to St. Louis and was replaced by Geovany Soto at third base. Perhaps more concerning for Escobar is that the Angels recalled infielder Jefry Marte on Friday and he was immediately plugged into the lineup at third base. At this point, Escobar appears to be day-to-day, but it's unclear if his thumb injury will be sufficiently healed enough for him to get back on the field Saturday.

DTDYunel Escobar SS/3B LAA 2 weeks ago

Escobar suffered a jammed right thumb in Thursday's game, the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

No MRI was taken on Escobar's injured thumb, and he is considered day-to-day for now, but manager Mike Scioscia did not expressly rule out a trip to the disabled list. The Angels will evaluate Escobar further Friday to determine his status moving forward.

DTDYunel Escobar SS/3B LAA 1 month ago

Escobar went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the Mariners.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Escobar's second blast of the year came in the eighth inning when the contest was no longer in question in a losing effort. After being mired in a 1-for-21 slump, he responded with three hits in 12 at-bats over the weekend as he tries to get back on track.

DTDYunel Escobar SS/3B LAA 1 month ago

Escobar was 3-for-4 with a walk and two RBI in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The offseason acquisition continues his torrid start in an Angels uniform, which now has him slashing .356/.431/.556 over his first 11 games. Escobar's hitting streak is up to seven games, and he's tallied multi-hit efforts in three of his last four. That span has included five doubles and three RBI, rendering the 33-year-old one of the Angels' most productive weapons so far this season.

DTDYunel Escobar SS/3B LAA 2 months ago

Escobar collected three hits in five at-bats, including his third double of the season, while also scoring a run in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Athletics.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Escobar is swinging a hot bat out of the leadoff spot early on, reaching base at least three times in four of his first eight games as an Angel. The well-traveled third baseman already has six runs scored to show for his efforts, and should continue to cross the plate at a healthy clip with the likes of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hitting behind him.

DTDYunel Escobar SS/3B LAA 2 months ago

Escobar hit a solo homer and an RBI single in four at-bats Thursday against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Now on his fifth organization, Escobar can't escape the title of journeyman, but that takes nothing away from what he brings to the Angels' lineup. Fantasy owners, too, can benefit from Escobar's surprising assignment in the leadoff role this year, as the 33-year-old should be in the lineup nearly every day. It'll be tough for him to replicate last year's .314 average, but something in the .280-plus range with double-digit homers and a nice helping of runs makes for a reasonable return on a low investment.

DTDYunel Escobar SS/3B LAA 2 months ago

Escobar, who missed time earlier in the week with left eye irritation, had his fifth consecutive multi-hit game Friday with a 2-for-4 effort against Oakland.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With 13 hits in his last 17 at-bats, Escobar is completely locked in the final week of Cactus League play approaches. Along with Daniel Nava, Escobar is a candidate to hit at or near the top of the Angels' lineup, which could lead to a significant number of runs scored with the likes of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols anchoring the order.