The Angels announced today that Yunel Escobar would miss 2-3 weeks with a mild grade 1 right oblique strain.
Update on INF Yunel Escobar... pic.twitter.com/Ck3kncB7QV— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) August 8, 2017
He injured his leg over the weekend, and he did not play last night in the series opener against Baltimore.
For those of you thinking this might open up some time for Cowart, that is still to be determined.
#Angels lineup. No Cowart. Escobar not on the card, so presumably on the DL. Paredes is back. pic.twitter.com/NUjFpm7ESR— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) August 8, 2017
As such, Cowart is not in the lineup tonight, despite Jeff Fletcher reporting this:
Cowart says his groin is not bothering him any more. #Angels— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) August 8, 2017
Escobar was hitting .274/.333/.397/.730 through 89 games this season, all the while playing shaky defense. He had 12 errors for a .958 FLD%.