Escobar (thumb) is starting at third base and batting cleanup Monday against the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Escobar is good to go after missing a pair of games over the weekend due to a left thumb strain. The 34-year-old, who is slashing .280/.331/.415 in 58 games this season, will face southpaw Rich Hill in his return to the lineup.
Escobar (thumb) is out of the lineup for Sunday's affair with the Red Sox, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Escobar was scratched from Saturday's game with a left thumb strain and will take a spot on the bench again while recovering from the injury. There was a good chance the third baseman would miss Sunday's finale, but he did manage to play catch on the field prior to the contest. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward as Kaleb Cowart mans the hot corner in his absence.
Manager Mike Scioscia said Escobar is day-to-day after straining his left thumb diving for a ball in Friday's game, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Escobar was a late scratch Saturday due to the ailment and it appears there's a good chance he'll miss Sunday's matinee as a precautionary measure. Cliff Pennington could be the beneficiary if the veteran third baseman if forced to miss extended time, though all indications point to a return as soon as possible.
Escobar was scratched from Saturday's lineup with a left thumb strain, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports. A strain is better than a "sprain," but even so, this could cost Escobar additional time. He was replaced at third base by Cliff Pennington in Saturday's lineup.
Escobar has been scratched from Saturday's starting lineup, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Cliff Pennington enters the lineup at third base, while Andrelton Simmons moved up to the cleanup spot. A reason for Escobar's scratch was not immediately provided. He spent a few weeks on the DL with a hamstring injury earlier this season.
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