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  • Cubs' Edwin Escobar: Signs with North Siders

    Escobar signed a contract with the Cubs on Sunday, Venezuelan reporter Luis Enrique Morales reports.

    The details of Escobar's contract are unclear at the moment, but he will likely have an opportunity to compete for a bullpen spot in the spring after seven seasons in Japan. The 31-year-old southpaw holds a solid 3.17 ERA and 1.19 WHIP throughout his career in the NPB, though he most recently put up a 4.55 ERA through 31.2 innings in 2023.

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  • Edwin Escobar: To play in Japan

    Escobar was released by the Indians on Tuesday to allow him to pursue an opportunity to play in Japan this year, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Zack Meisel reports.

    The 24-year-old southpaw was on his third organization in the calendar year and was only going to serve as organizational bullpen depth if he remained with the Indians this season.

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  • Indians' Edwin Escobar: Designated for assignment

    Escobar was designated for assignment by the Indians on Thursday,'s Jordan Bastian reports.

    Escobar was claimed by the Indians in mid-November to provide bullpen depth, but will ultimately be deemed expendable, as the team needed his roster spot to make room for free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion's official signing. If he doesn't get claimed off waivers by a team looking for left-handed bullpen depth, Escobar could elect to remain with the organization in the minors.

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  • Indians' Edwin Escobar: Claimed by Indians

    Escobar was claimed off waivers by the Indians on Friday.

    He pitched 23.2 innings out of the Diamondbacks' bullpen last year, ending up with a 7.23 ERA and 1.90 WHIP, so Arizona understandably thought they could sneak him through waivers. It is possible he can carve out a role as a low-leverage option against southpaws for the Indians in 2017.

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  • Diamondbacks' Edwin Escobar: Recalled from Triple-A

    Escobar was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Monday.

    Escobar will replace Adam Loewen in Arizona's bullpen, returning to the majors for the first time since July 17. He'll serve in middle relief while looking to improve upon the incredibly bad 15.95 ERA and 2.59 WHIP he posted over 7.1 innings with the Diamondbacks earlier this year.

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  • Diamondbacks' Edwin Escobar: Optioned back to Reno

    Escobar was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Sunday.

    Although the Diamondbacks are hurting for rotation depth, Escobar is headed back to the minors after a three-day stint in the majors that included just one relief appearance. He has a 15.95 ERA for the Diamondbacks (7.1 innings) and a 5.08 ERA for Triple-Reno (56.2 innings).

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  • Diamondbacks' Edwin Escobar: Gets recalled Friday

    Escobar was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Friday.

    Escobar will get the call up with Shelby Miller getting optioned on Thursday and the D-Backs without Zach Greinke and Rubby De La Rosa. Escobar has struggled in Triple-A ball since his demotion on June 10, compiling a 5.40 ERA over 31.2 innings. He's performed similarly during his two major league starts this season, giving up 11 earned runs over seven innings. He'll look to turn things around when he likely takes the hill next week.

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  • Diamondbacks' Edwin Escobar: Expected to be recalled Friday

    Escobar is expected to be recalled by the Diamondbacks on Friday.

    The Diamondbacks optioned starter Shelby Miller to Triple-A on Thursday and are planning to bring up Escobar to fill his spot on the roster. Escobar, a 24-year-old lefty, has struggled in his two starts with the Diamondbacks this season, recording a 14.14 ERA and a 2.57 WHIP across 7.0 total innings of work. Provided that he is recalled Friday, Escobar could have a chance to make a spot start or work in a long relief role out of the bullpen.

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  • Diamondbacks' Edwin Escobar: Optioned to Triple-A

    Escobar was sent down to Triple-A Reno on Friday to make room for outfielder Peter O'Brien, Steve Berthiaume of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

    It was O'Brien who got sent down when Escobar was first called up at the end of May, but now the two are flipping roles. Escobar struggled in two starts for the Diamondbacks, and manager Chip Hale said on Monday that the lefty was headed to the bullpen. Escobar will now work at Triple-A and could be a candidate for a spot start down the line if Arizona has a need.

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  • Diamondbacks' Edwin Escobar: Will move to bullpen

    Manager Chip Hale said Monday that Escobar will be moved to the bullpen.

    Escobar lasted just 3.2 and 3.1 innings in his first two major league starts, giving up a total of 11 earned runs. While the Diamondbacks are still ailing with injuries to their normal starting rotation, Escobar will have to prove his worth out of the bullpen before getting a third opportunity to start, although Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) and Shelby Miller (finger) will most likely fill that void.

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  • Diamondbacks' Edwin Escobar: Shelled in Saturday loss

    Escobar (0-2) gave up five hits, four earned runs and two walks over 3.2 innings in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Cubs. He also struck out a batter.

    The 24-year-old endured another rough outing, his second in as many starts in 2016. Escobar has now failed to get out of the fourth inning in either of his two trips to the mound this season, and his 14.14 ERA and 2.57 WHIP are the stuff of nightmares. He'll try to put what has been a forgettable season so far in the rearview mirror next Friday, when he faces off against the Marlins at home.

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  • Diamondbacks' Edwin Escobar: Allows eight runs in season debut

    Escobar (0-1) did not impress in his first start of 2016, allowing eight runs - seven earned - in 3.1 innings on Monday against the Astros. He allowed 10 hits and walked one while striking out two.

    Escobar's dud should not have come as a total surprise, as the lefty had an unimpressive 4.64 ERA in five starts at Triple-A Reno this season. The young lefty should get another shot in the rotation, given that the Diamondbacks lost both Shelby Miller and Rubby De La Rosa to the disabled list recently. Escobar will try to improve upon his first start this weekend against the Cubs.

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  • Diamondbacks' Edwin Escobar: Called up, will start Monday

    Escobar has been recalled from Triple-A Reno and will start Monday against the Astros.

    Escobar had been the expected starter, but Monday's move officially confirms it. The 24-year-old owns a 19:7 K:BB ratio over 32 innings in the minors this year, and will be facing a team in Houston that has struck out at a 24.8 percent clip over the last 30 days. The lefty has only appeared in two Major League games in his career, but owns a 4.17 career minor league ERA.

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  • Diamondbacks' Edwin Escobar: Expected to start for Arizona on Monday

    Escobar is expected to start for the Diamondbacks on Monday.

    The Diamondbacks lost a pair of starters to the DL on Friday (Shelby Miller and Rubby De La Rosa) and will hand the ball to Escobar for at least one turn in the rotation. Escobar, 24, is an eight-year minor league veteran who owns a 4.79 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 159:77 K:BB in parts of three seasons at the Triple-A level (220 innings). He's posted a 4.68 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in five starts for Triple-A Reno since being claimed off waivers from Boston last month.

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  • Diamondbacks' Edwin Escobar: Claimed off waivers Friday

    Escobar was claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks on Friday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

    The Red Sox had previously designated Escobar for assignment to make room on their 40-man roster. Escobar has yet to give up an earned run through seven innings of work at the Triple-A level this season.

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  • Red Sox's Edwin Escobar: Designated for assignment

    Escobar was designated for assignment on Wednesday.

    The Red Sox needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, and Escobar was the casualty. His numbers in the minors have been largely unimpressive, so it's quite possible he will be outrighted and remain with Triple-A Pawtucket.

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  • Red Sox's Edwin Escobar: Optioned to Triple-A

    Escobar was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday.

    Escobar struggled in Triple-A in 2015, posting a 5.07 ERA and 1.57 WHIP over 49.2 innings pitched. He's going to have to improve on those numbers this season if he wants a chance in the big leagues.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 225 lbs
Birthplace: La Sabana, Venezuela
Age: 32
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, L