Edwin Escobar

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Edwin Escobar
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 43
Born: (1992-04-22) April 22, 1992 (age 24)
La Sabana, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 27, 2014, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 4.50
Strikeouts 2

Edwin Jose Escobar (born April 22, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Boston Red Sox in 2014.


The Texas Rangers signed Escobar as an international free agent.[1] He was traded to the San Francisco Giants for Ben Snyder in 2010.[2]

The Giants added Escobar to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season.[3] He started the 2014 season with the Fresno Grizzlies.[4][5]

Escobar was traded to the Boston Red Sox, along with Heath Hembree, for Jake Peavy on July 26, 2014.[6] He was called up to the Red Sox on August 10,[7] and returned to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox the next day. Escobar was recalled on August 27, 2014,[8] and pitched a scoreless 8th inning in his Major League debut in Toronto against the Toronto Blue Jays. He was designated for assignment on April 20, 2016, to make room on the active roster for William Cuevas.[9]

Escobar was claimed by the Arizona Diamondbacks off of waivers, and was optioned to the Triple-A Reno Aces.[10] The Diamondbacks promoted Escobar to the major leagues to make his first major league start on May 30, 2016.[11]


  1. ^ "Giants never lost sight of top prospect Escobar". CSN Bay Area. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Giants trade LHP Ben Snyder to Texas for LHP Edwin Escobar". San Francisco Giants. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Giants put pitcher Chris Heston, four others on 40-man roster | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ Fresno Grizzlies' prized pitcher Edwin Escobar flashes skills
  5. ^ Bruce Jenkins (March 1, 2014). "Good day for Giants prospects Edwin Escobar, Gary Brown". SFGate. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Report: Giants to acquire Jake Peavy from Red Sox". NBC Sports. July 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Red Sox Call Up Lefty Edwin Escobar". Boston Globe. August 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ Ross, Jamie (August 27, 2014). "With bullpen taxed, Escobar earns promotion". MLB.com. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "D-backs claim Edwin Escobar from Boston; designate Matt Buschmann for assignment". MLB.com. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  11. ^ [2]

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