Yunel Escobar

#6 3B / L.A. Angels / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 215 lb Age: 33 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Angels' Yunel Escobar: Back in lineup Saturday

      Escobar (thumb) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports. Escobar jammed his thumb Thursday, forcing him to sit out Friday's game, but he'll return to the lineup Saturday at his usual spot atop the lineup. Escobar will man third base, sending Jefry Marte, who got the nod Friday, to the bench.

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      Angels' Yunel Escobar: Out of lineup Friday

      Escobar (thumb) is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners. Escobar jammed his right thumb in Thursday's loss to St. Louis and was replaced by Geovany Soto at third base. Perhaps more concerning for Escobar is that the Angels recalled infielder Jefry Marte on Friday and he was immediately plugged into the lineup at third base. At this point, Escobar appears to be day-to-day, but it's unclear if his thumb injury will be sufficiently healed enough for him to get back on the field Saturday.

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      Angels' Yunel Escobar: Dealing with thumb injury

      Escobar suffered a jammed right thumb in Thursday's game, the Orange County Register reports. No MRI was taken on Escobar's injured thumb, and he is considered day-to-day for now, but manager Mike Scioscia did not expressly rule out a trip to the disabled list. The Angels will evaluate Escobar further Friday to determine his status moving forward.

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      Angels' Yunel Escobar: Blasts second homer Sunday

      Escobar went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the Mariners. Escobar's second blast of the year came in the eighth inning when the contest was no longer in question in a losing effort. After being mired in a 1-for-21 slump, he responded with three hits in 12 at-bats over the weekend as he tries to get back on track.

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      Angels' Yunel Escobar: Collects three more hits Saturday

      Escobar was 3-for-4 with a walk and two RBI in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Twins. The offseason acquisition continues his torrid start in an Angels uniform, which now has him slashing .356/.431/.556 over his first 11 games. Escobar's hitting streak is up to seven games, and he's tallied multi-hit efforts in three of his last four. That span has included five doubles and three RBI, rendering the 33-year-old one of the Angels' most productive weapons so far this season.

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      Angels' Yunel Escobar: Collects three hits Tuesday

      Escobar collected three hits in five at-bats, including his third double of the season, while also scoring a run in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Athletics. Escobar is swinging a hot bat out of the leadoff spot early on, reaching base at least three times in four of his first eight games as an Angel. The well-traveled third baseman already has six runs scored to show for his efforts, and should continue to cross the plate at a healthy clip with the likes of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hitting behind him.

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      Angels' Yunel Escobar: Homers, drives in two in win

      Escobar hit a solo homer and an RBI single in four at-bats Thursday against the Rangers. Now on his fifth organization, Escobar can't escape the title of journeyman, but that takes nothing away from what he brings to the Angels' lineup. Fantasy owners, too, can benefit from Escobar's surprising assignment in the leadoff role this year, as the 33-year-old should be in the lineup nearly every day. It'll be tough for him to replicate last year's .314 average, but something in the .280-plus range with double-digit homers and a nice helping of runs makes for a reasonable return on a low investment.

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      Angels' Yunel Escobar: Fifth straight multi-hit game Friday

      Escobar, who missed time earlier in the week with left eye irritation, had his fifth consecutive multi-hit game Friday with a 2-for-4 effort against Oakland. With 13 hits in his last 17 at-bats, Escobar is completely locked in the final week of Cactus League play approaches. Along with Daniel Nava, Escobar is a candidate to hit at or near the top of the Angels' lineup, which could lead to a significant number of runs scored with the likes of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols anchoring the order.

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      Angels' Yunel Escobar: Scratched with eye irritation

      Escobar was scratched Tuesday with left eye irritation. There's no timetable currently, but it's unlikely Escobar will miss significant time with the ailment. The 33-year-old is penciled into the team's Opening Day lineup as the starting third baseman and should still be ready for the regular season as long as he works his way back into spring action without missing much time.

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      Angels' Yunel Escobar: Scratched from lineup Tuesday

      Escobar was scratched from Tuesday's spring training lineup, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports. The reason for the late scratch is unclear as of now, but Rey Navarro will take his spot at third base. Consider Escobar day-to-day for the time being, but the club will likely release more information clarifying the situation.