Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
4 weeks ago

Escobar will return to the Angels for the 2017 season after they picked up his $7 million option, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although he only managed to hit five home runs over the course of the year, Escobar's .304 batting average and 28 doubles more than made up for the lack of power, especially given the Angels' struggles during the 2016 season. The 34-year-old will likely man the hot corner for Los Angeles once again during the upcoming season.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
2 months ago

Escobar (shoulder) is back in Saturday's lineup, leading off against the Astros, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

EDGE Analysis

He missed two games with the shoulder ailment, but will finish out the season on a healthy note. Escobar has now hit above .305 in back-to-back seasons, and he is two runs shy of back-to-back 70-plus run seasons. It's a relatively empty batting average, but he seems to be a reliable anchor in that department going forward.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
2 months ago

Escobar (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros, Eric Kay of the Angels reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar will miss his second straight game as a result of the shoulder injury that forced him from Tuesday's contest. Jefry Marte will man the hot corner for the Angels on Friday night.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
2 months ago

Escobar (shoulder) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game.

EDGE Analysis

Kaleb Cowart will start at third base Wednesday with Escobar still dealing with a shoulder injury. Escobar left Tuesday's contest in his throwing (right) shoulder and it's unclear when he'll get back on the field this season. Cowart figures to get most of the starts at third base should Escobar continue to miss time.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
2 months ago

Escobar left Tuesday's game with right shoulder soreness, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

EDGE Analysis

He went 0-for-2 before exiting with the shoulder ailment, getting replaced at third base by Kaleb Cowart. Consider Escobar day-to-day heading into Wednesday's action.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
2 months ago

Escobar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels will give Escobar a day off for the Sunday matinee, with Cliff Pennington entering the lineup in his stead. Escobar has put together a seven-game hitting streak, going 10-for-30 (.333 average) with a homer and six runs scored in that span.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
3 months ago

Escobar is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran gets the day off against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey on Friday. Jefry Marte is set to take over at the hot corner Friday, but Escobar figures to rejoin the lineup for Saturday's tilt.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
3 months ago

Escobar went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Rangers

EDGE Analysis

Escobar broke the ice with a leadoff homer in the bottom of the first -- one of Angels long balls surrendered by Colby Lewis. The home run was his fourth of the season but first since April 27, ending a streak of 92 games without one. Although he hasn't provided much in the power department, Escobar has still been one of the better-hitting shortstops in fantasy with his .321/.374/.407 slash line.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
3 months ago

Escobar (wrist) is back atop the Angels' lineup Friday against the Rangers, the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura reports.

EDGE Analysis

He rested for five days after injuring his wrist, but he'll return for the start of this weekend's series against the Rangers. Escobar's .320 average is his highest mark since he hit .326 during his rookie season with the Braves.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
3 months ago

Escobar (wrist) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will miss his fourth game in a row Wednesday and with the team off Thursday, he will have five days of rest under his belt heading into the weekend series. Jefry Marte will start at third base and hit cleanup Wednesday.