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  Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Indians' Alex Escobar out for season   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Escobar has a stress fracture in his right foot and will undergo season-ending surgery, another setback for the 26-year-old outfielder once considered one of baseball's top prospects.
Escobar, who played 46 games for Cleveland this season before being sent to Triple-A Buffalo, will have surgery on the navicular bone, which is on the top of his foot.
Escobar finally seemed to be on his way this spring, two years after he sustained a season-ending knee injury while crashing into a wall during camp.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2004/07/09/indians_alex_escobar_out_for_season   (307 words)

 Welcome to Sports and Leisure Magazine
Alex Escobar was sidelined for all of 2002 when he tore his left ACL in spring training.
Escobar’s batting average through the first stint of the year has yet to crack the.200 mark but Brown knows Escobar’s history and is certain the Herd has a winner in this native of Valencia, VZ.
Escobar is still wearing a brace on his knee as prevention against further injury.
www.sportsandleisuremag.com /resources/archives/0305_archives/herdtrio.html   (371 words)

 Alex Escobar - February's Profile Of The Month
Escobar finally stayed healthy last season and demonstrated that his body is still growing and getting stronger when he hit 27 homers at Class A -- 26 more than he had managed in the previous two injury-shortened seasons combined.
Escobar can hit for average and with power, while spraying the ball to all fields with his great bat speed.
Alex has been on the DL with leg injuries for each of the past three seasons.
www.geocities.com /Colosseum/Field/3687/alex.htm   (326 words)

 Rally Monkey.com - Escobar puts solid shoulder to wheel
Escobar, the burly Venezuelan, may be new to this full-time starter business, but he knows when a team needs him.
So Escobar (4-2), who has been bit by no shortage of bad luck this year, like a split fingernail, poor run support and even a rain delay, put it all together.
Escobar got Matt Lawton on a fly to right to end the inning, and he pitched a perfect eighth against the free-swinging Indians, who coaxed just 102 pitches out of him in eight innings.
www.rallymonkey.com /article.php?art=200406043656   (773 words)

 Cleveland Indians News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Alex Escobar had to miss all of 2002 after suffering a knee injury in Spring Training.
He was seeing an Alex Escobar that he hadn't seen since the young outfielder came to camp this spring.
They are hoping to see Alex Escobar blossom into the superstar that baseball insiders, including the Indians, had predicted he would be.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/cle/news/cle_news.jsp?ymd=20030512&content_id=316226&vkey=news_cle&fext=.jsp   (817 words)

 Washington Nationals : News : Washington Nationals News
Alex Escobar could provide the Nationals with a much-needed right-handed bat off the bench.
Escobar, once the top prospect in the Mets organization, played in 46 games for Cleveland in 2004, but his season was cut short by a stress fracture in his right foot.
Escobar has long been regarded as one of the top prospects in baseball.
washington.nationals.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050213&content_id=942795&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=was   (521 words)

 Capitol Punishment: Center-ipital Force--The Washington Nationals Blog
Outfielder Alex Escobar is nursing an injured quadriceps, an ailment that jeopardizes his chances of making the club.
Robinson said he would keep Escobar, once one of baseball's top prospects, the duration of spring training but that his chances of making the club are not good because of the injury.
Escobar is batting.083 in 12 plate appearances this spring.
dcbb.blogspot.com /2005/03/center-ipital-force.html   (783 words)

 JS Online: Indians Send Alex Escobar to Minors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Escobar, who tore knee ligaments during spring training last year, was optioned along with left-handers Alex Herrera and Brian Tallet, catcher Victor Martinez and infielder Jhonny Peralta.
Escobar, 24, has made progress in his recovery from surgery, but because he has been sidelined for a year, it's likely he'll spend most of this season in the minors.
Escobar was off to a nice start in camp last year when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament while making a catch against the center-field wall in Bradenton.
www.jsonline.com /sports/brew/ap/mar03/ap-bba-indians-mov031703.asp?format=print   (162 words)

 Fantasy Baseball Profile - Coco Crisp
Alex Escobar has been seeing the most action in center field lately because he has a stronger arm than Crisp.
Crisp and Alex Escobar were told Friday they had made the team.
Escobar, however, said he was told he would be the extra outfielder.
www.letsplay2.com /baseball/profile.cfm?playerId=3280&allNews=1   (1042 words)

 USATODAY.com - Ailing knee to keep Escobar out for year   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Escobar, the key player in the trade that sent All-Star Roberto Alomar to the New York Mets, will undergo reconstructive surgery after completely tearing his anterior cruciate ligament, the team said Tuesday.
Escobar's injury happened just two days before Alomar is scheduled to play against the Indians for the first time since they traded him to the Mets on Dec. 11.
Escobar's injury is just the latest in a rash of setbacks for Cleveland this spring.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/indians/2002-03-05-escobar.htm   (502 words)

 The Facts about Alex Escobar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The article didn't mention that Escobar's fielding in the minors has improved to the point where defensively, he is all set for a bright future.
Yes, it was pointed out that Escobar was 3 for 10, and the point was whether or not he would be allowed to stay a Met.
Escobar got one hit in four at-bats but fanned 3 times this past Saturday.
personal.riverusers.com /~emr/EscoMLBBS.html   (561 words)

 Escobar Goes on Disabled List (washingtonpost.com)
Escobar was acquired two days before camp opened in a trade with the Chicago White Sox in which the Nationals gave up minor league outfielder Jerry Owens.
Escobar said he believes the injury is a result of the stress fracture he suffered in his right foot last year.
Escobar is out of options, so the move allows the Nationals to hold onto him until he gets healthy before deciding whether to place him on the 25-man roster or try to pass him through waivers.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A64203-2005Mar24.html   (513 words)

 The Morning Journal - News - 03/16/2004 - COMMENTARY: Outfield of the future is almost here   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is: Jody Gerut, 26, Alex Escobar, 25, and Grady Sizemore, 21.
Escobar has had a minor league season in which he hit 27 home runs, with 49 stolen bases.
Escobar will be the fourth outfielder this season, and should get 300-400 at-bats while he waits his turn.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=11127472&BRD=1699&PAG=461&dept_id=46370&rfi=6   (760 words)

 Gogs is the Greek God of Geeks: Once upon a time...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Escobar spent all of 2000 in Binghamton, facing substancially lower numbers than he did in his magical 1998 season.
Meanwhile, Alex Escobar gets sent down after a limited trial, despite the fact that he's just about the only reason the Mets can claim that they have a player-development program.
Escobar came back at the end of 2001 when the rosters were expanded and had a two-homerun game against the Expos in the last series of the season.
www.baelfire.net /About/Gatt/Archives/000038.html   (1395 words)

 Nats hoping Escobar taps his potential - The Washington Times: Sports - March 05, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Escobar was named the New York Mets' No. 1 prospect and the No. 18 prospect in baseball by Baseball America in 2001.
Escobar emerged as an elite prospect after hitting.310 with 27 homers and 91 RBI in 1998 at Capital City of the Class A South Atlantic League as a 19-year-old.
Escobar came up to the Mets late in the 2001 season but was shipped to Cleveland in December 2001 as part of an eight-player deal.
washingtontimes.com /sports/20050305-122425-4409r.htm   (708 words)

 Minor League Ball :: What Happened to Alex Escobar?
Escobar is 27 years old, and theoretically there is still a chance he can have a career.
So basically, Escobar hasn't panned out yet, due to a combination of injuries and lack of skill growth, although the exact relationship between those two factors is impossible to untangle.
Escobar was pretty much all the Met farm system had to gush over for a long, long time.
www.minorleagueball.com /story/2005/10/17/145746/87   (1758 words)

 TSN.ca - Print Story - Canada's Sports Leader
Escobar was a key component of the December 2001 trade that sent Roberto Alomar to the New York Mets.
Cleveland sent Alomar and two minor leaguers to the Mets for Escobar, outfielder Matt Lawton and three other players.
Escobar was designated for assignment Sunday when Cleveland activated first baseman Josh Phelps, who was acquired Friday from Toronto.
www.tsn.ca /tools/print_story.asp?id=94635   (252 words)

 Oleanders and Morning Glories: Stealing Ladson's mail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
I suppose part of the justification for Escobar was that he's a centerfielder, and we needed one who could at least platoon with Inning-Endy.
It signiifies Bowden was thinking that Escobar could infact play everyday in the majors, even though he hadn't proved that yet, and it seemed very doubtful he ever would.
If I were to guess I'd say the White Sox picked him out to replace Escobar, because he was the most similar to what they were looking for when they signed Alex in the first place.
www.all-baseball.com /oleanders/archives/021033.html   (1202 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Indians release OF Alex Escobar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Cleveland Indians released Alex Escobar on Thursday, making the often-injured outfielder a free agent.
But Escobar, at one time considered a five-tool player, was injured in two of his three seasons in the Indians organization.
He hurt his left knee shortly after reporting to the Indians' spring training camp in 2002 and had reconstructive surgery that sidelined him that entire season.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2004/08/12/indians_release_of_alex_escobar?mode=PF   (281 words)

 Alex Escobar Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Alex Escobar was born on Wednesday, September 6, 1978, in Valencia, Venezuela.
Escobar was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 8, 2001, with the New York Mets.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Alex Escobar baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=escobal01   (281 words)

 Baseball America - Indians Prospects Chat
A: Jim Ingraham: Shad: Alex Escobar is expected to be 100 percent, or close to it by the start of training camnp.
Alex Escobar is a major prospect, but he will apparently have to beat out Karim Garcia in right field, and all Garcia did was lead the majors in RBI last year from Aug. 6 through the end of the season.
Broussard and Crisp might be the fourth and fifth outfielders to start the season, but Escobar and Garcia appear to be both competing for the right field job, and the loser of that competition would likely be kept on the team as well.
www.baseballamerica.com /today/features/chat121102.html   (3379 words)

 USATODAY.com - Escobar sent back to minors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Escobar was batting just.211 (32-for-152) with one home run and 12 RBI in 46 games.
Nothing seems to have gone Escobar's way since the Indians acquired him in 2001 as part of the eight-player trade that sent Roberto Alomar to the New York Mets.
Escobar's departure leaves the Indians with just one utility outfielder, Lou Merloni, who is better suited to play middle infield.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/al/indians/2004-06-12-escobar-down_x.htm   (439 words)

 Vindicator • Escobar hears clock ticking down on hope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
At age 25, Escobar has a shot at winning a job in the majors, but there is plenty of competition.
Escobar knows he must cut down his strikeouts.
It was exactly two years ago today when Escobar hurt his left knee when he ran into the center field wall in an exhibition game.
www.vindy.com /print/306312929055903.php   (462 words)

 We are Roadway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Alex has helped to create an environment focused on customer satisfaction at the Toluca, Eagle Pass, and Laredo terminals.
Alex also helped develop the first "virtual" sales call to help customers better understand Roadway's seamless cross-border services.
Alex has been with Roadway for three years and has worked out of the Toluca, MX service center for two years.
www.roadway.com /weareroadway/content/escobar_alejandro.html   (189 words)

 NBC 4 - MLB - Nationals Acquire Escobar From White Sox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Washington, DC -- The Washington Nationals have acquired outfielder Alex Escobar from the Chicago White Sox in excahnge for minor- league outfielder Jerry Owens.
The 26-year-old Escobar played just 46 games for the Indians last season after suffering a stress fracture in his foot.
The Nationals said Escobar is expected to be ready for spring training.
www.nbc4.tv /mlb/4193157/detail.html   (259 words)

 Cleveland Indians News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Alex Escobar (pictured) and Coco Crisp have an opportunity to prove they belong in the Majors.
Instead of fighting for a roster spot, as they were when Bradley was on the team, they're now sharing a lineup spot.
Moreover, Crisp is a natural center fielder, while Escobar can rotate to all three outfield spots.
cleveland.indians.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/cle/news/cle_news.jsp?ymd=20040402&content_id=681308&vkey=news_cle&fext=.jsp   (589 words)

 Roto Times Fantasy Sports
The Nationals moved Alex Escobar to the 60-day DL on Wednesday to open up space on the 40-man roster for Hector Carrasco, according to the AP.
Alex Escobar had surgery on Monday to remove screws from his right foot, according to the AP.
The White Sox traded Alex Escobar to the Nats Sunday for Jerry Owens, according to the Sun-Times.
www.rototimes.com /index.php?sport=bsball&type=profile&name=3261   (240 words)

 The Bull Pen - Alex Escobar Torn ACL!
Escobar now looks to be (at best) on the Jeffrey Hammonds career trajectory, which makes the Alomar deal look even worse.
Hopefully Escobar uses this time to strengthen his heart and focus while rehabbing the knee.
Since Escobar is out, I think Bradley will reign supreme in CF as far as the majority of the at-bats at the beginning of the season.
www.rotojunkie.com /forums/printthread.php?t=4234   (543 words)

 On Deck Baseball Prospects: Prospect News for March 7th   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
CF Alex Escobar went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI and 1B Michael Aubrey doubled in 2 runs to pace the Tribe.
Escobar is fighting for an outfield job this spring, but he will probably have to win a starting spot to make the team.
LHP Alex Graman struggled mightily in his 2 innings pitched, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits.
www.ondeckbaseball.com /archives/000164.html   (2252 words)

 Just Minors - Just Stuff #4 - Alex Escobar Autographed Minor League Baseball
Alex was the #1 prospect for the New York Mets from about 1998 through the 2001 season.
After 2 callups to the Bigs in 2001, Alex's luck with the Mets finally ran out, as his track record for injuries took their toll on the Mets' patience, and he was dealt to the Cleveland Indians.
If the past is any indication, (he's only 23 years old, and already has 7 years of experience) Alex will be ready to shine in 2003, as a member of a team rich in history, but eager to rebuild with talented youth...and Escobar fits that billing to a T! Back to Just Stuff #4
www.justminors.com /Stuff_BaseballEscobar.html   (231 words)

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