If Kelvim Escobar is going to successfully complete his comeback attempt he's going to do it with a team other than the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Brewers announced Sunday they've unconditionally released the 36-year-old after he appeared in just one spring training game.
Escobar was forced to leave last Sunday's spring training game against the Cubs after just two-thirds of an inning due to a loss of strength in his right hand. He later told reporters that he had a pinched nerve in his right hand.
Milwaukee took a flyer on the former 18-game winner this offseason, giving him a chance to return to baseball after pitching in just one game since 2007 due to lingering shoulder injuries. After going 18-7 with a 3.40 ERA in 2007 for the Angels, Escobar injured his shoulder in spring training the following year and had season-ending surgery.
Escobar spent the beginning of 2009 in the minor leagues, but returned to make one start on Jun. 6, 2009. During the five innings he pitched against ...