The Milwaukee Brewers are taking a chance on a veteran pitcher making a comeback and have avoided salary arbitration with left-hander Chris Narveson, the club announced Thursday.
Veteran right-hander Kelvim Escobar who has thrown just five innings in the big leagues since 2009 due to lingering shoulder issues has decided to make a comeback attempt with the Brewers, signing a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp.
After going 18-7 with a 3.40 ERA in 30 starts for the Angels in 2007, Escobar injured his right shoulder the following March and didn't pitch at all in 2008.
Escobar, now 36, returned to the mound for the Angels on June 6, 2009 and pitched five innings but injured his shoulder again and hasn't appeared in a major league game since.
He tried to make a comeback with the New York Mets in 2010 but tore the capsule in his shoulder during spring training.
After sitting out for some time, Escobar went to the Venezuelan Winter League this winter a...