Angels 3B Escobar leaves with injury after fielding grounder
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Third baseman Yunel Escobar has left the Los Angeles Angels' game against the Houston Astros in the third inning after bruising his left wrist while fielding a grounder Sunday.
Escobar was hurt when Marwin Gonzalez's fast-moving hit deflected off him. He stayed on the ground for several moments before leaving the field.
The Angels didn't describe the severity of Escobar's injury, only saying the veteran is day to day.
Escobar is batting .307 with three homers and 13 RBIs mostly as the leadoff hitter in his debut season with the Angels, who acquired him last winter from the Washington Nationals.
The Angels have been beset by injuries this season. They lost shortstop Andrelton Simmons for several weeks when he tore a ligament in his left thumb while fielding earlier this month.
Kaleb Cowart moved from first base to third when Escobar left, and C.J. Cron replaced Cowart at first.