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Kelvim Escobar is making another comeback

Nov 30, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

Kelvim Escobar throwing

Kelvim Escobar is 35 years old and hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2009 because of shoulder problems, but Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that he’s attempting a comeback.

Or, more accurately, another comeback.

Escobar had similar plans last offseason, when agent Peter Greenberg told reporters he was “doing very well.” It never went anywhere, but Greenberg recently told Puma that Escobar is aiming to make some winter ball appearances next month.

Assuming he draws any kind of interest from MLB teams Escobar will no doubt have to settle for a minor-league contract. He last signed a major-league deal with the Mets back in December of 2009, but underwent shoulder surgery in May and never threw a pitch for them.

Before all the injuries Escobar was a quality No. 2 starter for the Blue Jays and Angels, throwing 653 innings with a 3.60 ERA from 2004-2007, but in the four seasons since then he’s made exactly one big-league start.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 30, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    If there’s an offseason for people long since prevalent in MLB to make a return, it’s this one. Best of luck to you, Kelvim.

  2. phukyouk - Nov 30, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Can he be this years Colon/Garcia?

    • deathmonkey41 - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:01 PM

      I was going to say that maybe he can be the Yankees next reclamation project.

  3. missthedayswhenwedidnthavetologin - Nov 30, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    I also want money for quality work I did six summat years ago.

    • Gonzo - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:07 PM

      I’ve learned something today. I thought the correct grammar was “six some odd years ago.” I had no idea that “summat” was an actual word. Thanks.

  4. dirtyharry1971 - Nov 30, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    heck why not, Colon was able to and he’s older and not in as good shape

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