Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Escobar Ready To Pitch In
Kelvim Escobar, who has been shut down all Spring, is ready to start throwing again. Having signed with the Mets as a free agent this winter, Escobar, a righty, has experienced problems (again) with his right arm. First it was termed as shoulder weakness.
Escobar hasn't pitched but one game since 2007, but at the time of his signing seemed like a low risk/high reward type of pitcher.
Now Escobar believes he is ready to compete:
“I think this time it’s going to work out. I’ve been doing a lot and I feel great. I can’t wait to start throwing.”
Escobar is expected to start throwing in the next couple of days. If he regains his arm strength, he might be a diamond in the rough for the Mets.