Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/11/13
The Milwaukee Brewers decided to take a chance on a blast from the past when they signed right-hander Kelvim Escobar to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Escobar, who will be 37 in April, has pitched in just one major league game since 2007 and none since 2009. He resurfaced this winter in Venezuela and was throwing the ball well again, so the Brewers decided to see if he has anything left. "He'll get plenty of opportunity in the bullpen, and we'll see what he can do," assistant general manager Gord Ash said. "He has done both (starting and relieving) and done them well, but I always thought he was dominant out of the bullpen." Ash said Escobar has shown "some rust with his command" this winter, but that's to be expected after the long haul back from shoulder surgery. In six outings with Lara, including two starts, he was 0-0 with a 1.64 ERA. He allowed nine hits and nine walks in 11 innings, and he struck out eight. Escobar won 18 games for the Los ...
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