Kelvim Escobar has always been a VERY talented pitcher. You'd read/hear from all the pundits and experts about his "stuff", except each plaudit carried a caveat: "if healthy". And now we hear he might have a torn shoulder. Possibly a career ender. Such a shame but goes to explain why the durable aces are so sought after and well-compensated: there aren't many of them.
Pitcher Kelvim Escobar, an 18-game winner for the Angels last season, revealed Wednesday that he has a tear in his shoulder, an injury that could require season-ending surgery and, possibly, end the veteran right-hander's career."I'm concerned, I don't know what's going to happen ... I don't even know if I'll be able to pitch again," said Escobar, 32, who is in the second year of a three-year, $28.5-million contract.
"I'm still young, but retirement has gotten into my head. It's hard doing the rehab. You get frustrated. You want to get out there and play. And I know I've done everything I can to stay healthy. I work pretty hard, take care of my body. What else can I do?"