RHP Kelvim Escobar, who has been on the 15-day DL since June 10 and is recovering from surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, needed 43 pitches to get four outs in a rehabilitation outing at Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday night. "His fastball command was a little erratic, but the velocity was good," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia, adding Escobar would make at least two more rehab starts.
Escobar should be a candidate to return to the Angels rotation after Sept. 1. Rookie Ervin Santana could be a candidate to get pulled out, but nothing is certain at this point. Paul Byrd also might be pitching for his rotation spot. There is still some time for things to get sorted out.
Elbow - 15-day DL. On Triple-A rehab assignment. Out at least until Sept. 1
(Updated - 8/25/05)