Yunel Escobar
3B LAA
5 hours ago

Escobar went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a pair of runs scored in Thursday's 10-5 win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran third baseman is batting .297 with not much else in 19 games since returning from the disabled list. An empty batting average can also describe the type of fantasy player Escobar has become over the years. That said, he has been batting cleanup for the Angels recently, potentially creating more RBI opportunities.

Yunel Escobar
3B LAA
2 weeks ago

Escobar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar will receive his first day off since being activated from the disabled list June 1 after a bout with a hamstring injury. The infielder has looked good over his first nine games back with a .333 average and .405 on-base percentage, but he has only one RBI and three runs to show for it. Luis Valbuena will cover third base while Escobar rests in the series finale.

Yunel Escobar
3B LAA
3 weeks ago

Escobar (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Thursday and is in the starting lineup against the Twins, batting cleanup and playing third base, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

As was thought to be the case, Escobar will in fact be activated in time for Thursday's contest. It's good timing for the Angels, who are currently dealing with injuries to regulars Mike Trout (thumb) and Cameron Maybin (side). Escobar should be in line for plenty of run-producing opportunities if he continues to bat cleanup moving forward. No corresponding move has been announced at this time.

Yunel Escobar
3B LAA
3 weeks ago

Escobar (hamstring) could be activated Thursday against the Twins, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will play in a rehab game for High-A Inland Empire on Wednesday and that could be all the tuneup he needs. Escobar has missed 15 games with the injury and has recently ramped up running.

Yunel Escobar
3B LAA
1 month ago

Escobar (hamstring) has begun running and should run the bases sometime during the coming weekend, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar has been on the 10-day disabled list since May 14 after straining his hamstring. He had a timetable of 2-to-4 weeks and could return before the end of May.

Yunel Escobar
3B LAA
1 month ago

Escobar was placed on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar was diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain and is expected to miss two-to-four weeks with the injury. While Escobar is out, Luis Valbuena and Cliff Pennington will both likely spend time at third base. Before landing on the disabled list, Escobar had hit 17 RBI and built a .272/.324/.411 line over 38 games.

Yunel Escobar
3B LAA
1 month ago

Escobar (hamstring) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar was pulled from Saturday's game after experiencing tightness in his hamstring, prompting the team to send him in for an MRI a day later. The full extent of Escobar's injury won't be known until the results of the MRI are received, but the Angels aren't expecting the veteran infielder to require a stint on the disabled list, according to Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times. Luis Valbuena will cover third base Sunday while Escobar continues to recover.

Yunel Escobar
3B LAA
1 month ago

Escobar was removed from Saturday's game with a hamstring cramp, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports. Escobar is day-to-day and probably will miss a game or two.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar, who's hitting .272/.324/.411 in 170 plate appearances so far, probably will be replaced by Jefry Marte or Cliff Pennington for the time being. It's unfortunate timing: He's started off May hot, going 17-for-48 (.354) with three home runs, nine RBI and seven runs scored.

Yunel Escobar
3B LAA
1 month ago

Escobar (undisclosed) was removed from the Angels' Saturday game, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The third baseman led off and was 1-for-3 with a single and run scored before his exit. Cliff Pennington replaced him on the defense before the top of the sixth inning. We'll have more on Escobar's exit when information is released.

Yunel Escobar
3B LAA
1 month ago

Escobar went 1-for-5 with four RBI, including a three-run home run, in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the A's.

EDGE Analysis

That's now three homers in the last three games for Escobar, who's hitting .375/.394/.688 over the last week with eight RBI. This power surge isn't likely to last -- the 34-year-old last reached double digits in home runs back in 2011 -- but in a season where balls are flying over the fence at an incredible rate already, it's not out of the question that Escobar could challenge his previous career high of 14 homers.