Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
2 weeks ago

Escobar went 3-for-5 with an RBI and scored once in Thursday's 5-1 win against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar, who spent the 2013 and '14 seasons with the Rays, extended his hitting streak to a career-high-tying 12 games and pushed his batting average to .327, tops among MLB third basemen. The 33-year-old is batting .350 (70-for-200) since May 3. He's now hitting .327/.374/.426, after posting a breakthrough .314/.375/.415 slash line last year.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
3 weeks ago

Escobar went 4-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

His seven-game absence due to a knee injury didn't cool off his bat at all, and Escobar boosted his slash line on the season to .318/.367/.417 with Sunday's performance. Given where the Angels are in the standings and Escobar's experience around the infield, don't be surprised if he's on the move before the trade deadline.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
3 weeks ago

Escobar is back in the lineup Saturday, batting leadoff and starting at third base.

EDGE Analysis

After missing the last seven games due to a knee injury, Escobar will return to the lineup Saturday and hopefully dodge a stint on the disabled list. Prior to injuring his knee, Escobar was putting together an excellent season at age 33, slashing .310/.359/.409 over 69 games. He'll face Clay Buchholz, a pitcher he's gone 5-for-23 against in his career.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
3 weeks ago

Escobar (knee) is back in the lineup Saturday, batting leadoff and starting at third base against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

After missing the last seven games due to a knee injury, Escobar will return to the lineup Saturday and hopefully dodge a stint on the disabled list. Prior to injuring his knee, Escobar was putting together an excellent season at age 33, slashing .310/.359/.409 over 69 games. He'll face Clay Buchholz, a pitcher he's gone 5-for-23 against lifetime.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
3 weeks ago

Escobar (knee) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The team was hoping to have Escobar back at third base and atop the order following Thursday's off day, but Escobar will miss his seventh consecutive start as a result of the knee injury. He has been able to avoid the 15-day DL to this point, but if Escobar does not show improvement before the end of the weekend, the Angels could opt for a backdated stint.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
4 weeks ago

Escobar (knee) likely won't get back on the field until Friday, according to manager Mike Scioscia, Bill Shaikin of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar would return for the series opener in Boston if he is able to play Friday. The 33-year-old has missed five straight games dating back to last Friday, and will probably be placed on the 7-day DL if he is not able to go against the Red Sox. Escobar has been one of the bright spots for the Angels this season, batting .310 with three home runs and 20 RBI for the club.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
4 weeks ago

Escobar (knee) will remain out of the lineup Tuesday against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar will be out for the fifth straight game as he continues to recover from a bone bruise on his left knee. In his place, Gregorio Petit will get the start at third while batting seventh Tuesday. In the event that Escobar has still not made much progress with the injury in the next couple days, the Angles may place him on the disabled list.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
4 weeks ago

Escobar (knee) remains out of the lineup Monday, Angels freelance writer Eric Kay reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar continues to recover from a bone bruise on his left knee, and Monday will mark his fourth consecutive absence. The Angels are holding out hope that a DL stint won't be necessary, but if Escobar doesn't demonstrate tangible progress in the next few days, it may be something they'll have to consider.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
1 month ago

Escobar underwent an MRI on his ailing left knee that revealed a bone bruise, Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register reports. He remains out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

The bone bruise will cost Escobar his third game in a row. The Angels have resisted placing him on the DL, though that still remains a distinct possibility if he fails to make much progress in the coming days. Jefry Marte has been starting at third base during Escobar's absence and would likely continue to do so if Escobar ends up on the DL.

Yunel Escobar
SS/3B LAA
1 month ago

Escobar (knee) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the A's, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The extent of Escobar's knee issue remains uncertain, but he will miss a second straight start as a result of the injury. Gregorio Petit will be afforded a start at third base as Johnny Giavotella fills in atop the order against lefty Dillon Overton.