OUTYunel Escobar
3B LAA
2 months ago

Escobar (oblique) will continue ramping up his baseball activities next week in the instructional league, Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Escobar will get a more intensive work out in next week, the club has withheld any sort of timetable for the infielder at this point in time. If Escobar is going to return before the end of the regular season, he will have to impress the organization while he's with the instructional league team, especially after suffering a setback for the second time since landing on the DL in early August. In his place, Luis Valbuena continues to earn the bulk of the action at the hot corner.

OUTYunel Escobar
3B LAA
2 months ago

Escobar (oblique) worked out on the field and hit in the batting cage Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar has clearly made notable progress since suffering a rehab setback earlier this month, but according to manager Mike Scioscia, he still remains without a firm timeline for return. Luis Valbuena will continue to hold down third base in his absence.

OUTYunel Escobar
3B LAA
2 months ago

Escobar (oblique) felt discomfort in his strained oblique for the second time during his rehab assignment and has no timetable for a return, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

What appeared to be a short DL stint has turned into a month-long absence for the veteran third baseman. The Angels are in no rush to activate Escobar with C.J. Cron and Luis Valbuena both playing well in his absence. It is unclear what the club plans to do with the 30-year-old, but it doesn't sound like he is returning anytime soon.

OUTYunel Escobar
3B LAA
3 months ago

Escobar (oblique) is scheduled to resume swinging a bat Monday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar had reached the final phase of the recovery process from the strained right oblique by participating in two rehab games with High-A Inland Empire last week, but he was pulled off the minor-league assignment after experiencing some renewed stiffness. After a few days off to recuperate, Escobar seems to have shown some improvement, but an exact timetable for his return from the 10-day disabled list has yet to be determined. More clarity on that front could arrives if his swinging goes well Monday.

OUTYunel Escobar
3B LAA
3 months ago

Escobar (oblique) felt stiffness in his side after taking a swing in a minor league rehab game Wednesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar was scheduled to appear in rehab games Tuesday and Wednesday and then possibly be activated from the disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Rangers. However, that timeline is now in doubt.

OUTYunel Escobar
3B LAA
3 months ago

Escobar (oblique) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels face right-handed pitchers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during their upcoming series against the Athletics, so they are not going to rush Escobar back into the lineup in the immediate future. He's scheduled to appear in rehab games on Tuesday and Wednesday and could then be activated from the disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Rangers.

OUTYunel Escobar
3B LAA
3 months ago

Escobar (oblique) began working out Monday and will take ground balls Tuesday and should go on a rehab assignment soon, the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar's rehab assignment hasn't been scheduled yet, but manager Mike Scioscia said Escobar could still return by next Tuesday's game against the Athletics. He has been out since August 6 with the injury, which was expected to keep him out for two to three weeks. Escobar's rehab has been slightly slow according to that pace, but not by much. Expect him back by the end of the month at the latest.

OUTYunel Escobar
3B LAA
4 months ago

Escobar was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a Grade 1 oblique strain.

EDGE Analysis

It was originally thought that Escobar's injury wouldn't force him onto the DL, however Monday's MRI confirmed otherwise. The 34-year-old is expected to be sidelined around 2-3 weeks, putting his return date somewhere near the end of August. In the meantime, Luis Valbuena will continue to man third base while Escobar is sidelined, opening up room for C.J. Cron to take over starting duties at first base.

OUTYunel Escobar
3B LAA
4 months ago

Escobar (intercostal) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar will get the day off as he awaits the results of his MRI on his right intercostal strain. Fletcher said it appears that Escobar won't require a trip to the DL, which seems to imply good news is on the way, though that won't be known until the test results are disclosed. In the meantime, Luis Valbuena will continue to man the hot corner in his stead, opening up a spot for C.J. Cron to start at first base.

OUTYunel Escobar
3B LAA
4 months ago

Escobar, who exited Sunday's game with a right intercostal strain, will undergo an MRI on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar was forced out of Sunday's series finale in the seventh inning, and it appears the ailment is serious enough to warrant an MRI. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined at this point, but a trip to the disabled list remains firmly in play. Consider him day-to-day for now, but more should be known about his status once his test results are disclosed.