Kelvim Escobar - S - Angels
Kelvim Escobar (elbow) expects his latest stint on the disabled list to be longer than a couple weeks.
By choosing not to have surgery on his injured elbow, Escobar is risking further damage down the road. However, he said he hopes to return around the All-Star break. ''I'm definitely going to need more than two weeks off, because we want to be very careful with this,'' Escobar said. ''It's going to take longer to get back out there, and if I have a setback I'll be out even longer. The last thing I want is to have surgery, but at that point, I'll have run out of options.'' Jun. 14 - 8:59 am et
Source: Los Angeles Times
Let's just say it's not looking real optimistic for Kelvim this summer. And by the time he gets back, who knows if another Ana — oops, L.A. — pitcher will be hurt (Byrd apparently got dinged last night).
Ultimately, of course, it'll come down to Santana living up to the promise ... but if he does, I don't see how the Angels will be able to demote him.