Free-agent pitcher Kelvim Escobar is still looking for a team. Escobar has not pitched in the majors since 2009, but is telling teams he's not retired yet. He attempted to come back last season, but was released by the Brewers in the spring. Escobar pitched just five innings with the Angels in 2009.
The Brewers released oft-injured pitcher Kelvim Escobar on Sunday after the veteran right-hander was diagnosed with a nerve issue in his right hand last week. Escobar was attempting to crack a major-league roster for the first time since the 2009 season as a member of the Angels.
Milwaukee pitcher Kelvim Escobar was diagnosed on Tuesday with a pinched nerve in his right hand, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He had been forced from his last appearance on Sunday with a hand injury. "He thinks it's the nerve that goes from the elbow down your forearm to the hand," Escobar said. "He thinks maybe it's inflamed or not firing enough to the hand, and that's why it stops working."
Brewers pitcher Kelvim Escobar made his Cactus League debut on Sunday against the Cubs but did not last long. He faced just five batters before having to depart with a hand injury. "He didn't feel good strength in his hand, and the ball was coming out funny," manager Ron Roenicke told MLB.com. "No elbow, no shoulder. He said it was hand."
Milwaukee pitcher Kelvim Escobar, who hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2009, officially launched his comeback attempt Thursday after completing a 35-pitch bullpen session. Escobar, who is searching for a spot in the team's bullpen, declared his session a success, according to MLB.com. He is expected to throw one more bullpen session before facing hitters.
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