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Name  Kelvim Escobar
Born  4/11/1976
Height  6-1
Weight  230
Number  45
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
3/10/2013 4:55:00 PM
Description: The Brewers have released right-hander Kelvim Escobar.
Insight: Escobar suffered a nerve impingement in his right hand during his first spring appearance. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2009 and might see his comeback attempt fall short.
1/10/2013 3:37:00 PM
Description: The Brewers have signed right-hander Kelvim Escobar to a minor league contract. He'll be invited to spring training. SOURCE: Buster Olney, ESPN
Insight: While Escobar has proven effective as a starter -- 18-4, 3.40 ERA in 2006 -- and closer -- 38 saves in 2002 -- he hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2009 and is unlikely to serve as anything more than middle relief depth for the Brewers.
3/9/2010 8:16:00 AM
Description: Escobar has been shut down and will not do any more baseball activity at the moment as he tries to rest his sore shoulder.
Insight: Escobar is certain to start the season on the DL. (
3/1/2010 8:17:00 AM
Description: The NY Daily News reports that Escobar is expected to begin the season on the DL.
Insight: Escobar has been dealing with soreness in his throwing shoulder and it is unclear if he will be ready for Opening Day. (
2/18/2010 8:32:00 AM
Description: The NY Daily News reports that Escobar felt discomfort in his shoulder on Wednesday.
Insight: Escobar has dealt with shoulder injuries in the past and will be taking a step back in terms of his preparation. Keep an eye on the situation. (
2/17/2010 8:48:00 AM
Description: The NY Post reports that Escobar is expected to be the Mets' setup man this season.
Insight: Escobar is coming off of an injury and will certainly need to prove himself in Spring Training before he is given that role. (
Steady6/2/2009 9:36:00 AM
Description: Although Escobar was shaky in his rehab start at AAA - five runs, eight hits in five innings - he remains on target to start Saturday against the Tigers, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Escobar hasn't pitched since the 2007 Playoffs, so you may want to leave him on the bench while he shakes off the rust. If the return of Ervin Santana - which has been rough going - is any indication, the Angels will let Escobar pitch through some difficulties. (
Steady4/16/2009 9:41:00 AM
Description: Escobar had a setback in rehabbing his shoulder and won't be available to the Angels until May, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: If you have Escobar stashed away in a DL slot, you are going to have to be a bit more patient for his return. He may have more setbacks in rehab and hasn't pitched since 2007. Temper your expectations. (
Steady3/29/2009 9:26:00 AM
Description: Escobar, recovering from Tommy John surgery, retired ten of 11 AA batters without allowing a hit.
Insight: With John Lackey and Ervin Santana nursing injuries, the Angels needed some good news on the pitching front. If all three pitchers come back in the first month of the season, the Angels could have a very powerful rotation. Escobar missed the 2008 season, but won 18 games with 160 K's in 2007. (
Steady3/21/2009 11:55:00 PM
Description: Escobar will start a minor league game on Monday and is well ahead of his targeted return to baseball of July, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Escobar missed the entire 2008 season after should surgery. He won 18 games in 2007 with 160 K's in 195.2 innings. Although it seems like he has been around a long time, he is just 31 years old and could be a nice comeback. (
Steady2/15/2009 10:51:00 AM
Description: Escobar told the Angels website that he hopes to return to the team around the All-Star break.
Insight: Escobar missed the entire 2008 season and had shoulder surgery in August. The surgery generally takes 9-12 months to recover. Prior to 2008, Escobar had been a top starter in the American League, so you might want to stash him if your league has a DL slot. (
Steady1/26/2009 9:37:00 AM
Description: Escobar missed the entire 2008 season. He underwent shoulder surgery in August and his best case scenario is a return to pitching in May.
Insight: In 2007, Escobar won 18 games and had a 3.40 ERA. If your league has a DL slot and you don't have anyone else in it, you could stash Escobar away and see if he can provide some second half help. (

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