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Kelvim Escobar is attempting a comeback with the Brewers

Jan 10, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

Kelvim Escobar throwing

Kelvim Escobar, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2009 and has thrown a total of five innings since 2007, is making a comeback with the Brewers.

Adam McCalvy of reports that Escobar has agreed to a minor-league deal with Milwaukee and will get an invitation to spring training.

Once upon a time Escobar was a good, hard-throwing starter (and sometimes reliever) for the Blue Jays and Angels. His career peaked in 2007 when he went 18-7 with a 3.40 ERA in 196 innings for the Angels, but shoulder surgery followed the next spring and he was never the same.

Now he’s 36 years old, so obviously Escobar making it back to the majors is a long shot and several of his previous comeback attempts have failed.

  1. cadillacjosh - Jan 10, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Kelvim used to be one of my favorites. Him and Shields and K-Rod were awesome.

  2. flosox - Jan 10, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Again, why?

    I’m going to start a business by signing for 50% of what these “comeback” players receive. Its a win win for the clubs and myself. I’ll save them hundreds of thousands of dollars because the odds are way too lopsided that it’ll never work; plus i’ll make a killing with the coolest job ever.

    Look, for 50% of the cost i’ll GUARANTEE that signing me to play won’t work out. Bird in the hand baby!

  3. iamjimmyjack - Jan 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Omg I almost forgot who this guy was until I saw his picture.. I used to really enjoy watching him pitch for the angels. He was actually very good for a season or 2.

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