Escobar, Edwin エスコバー (えすこばー)
Nippon Ham Fighters | #42 | P
Born: 04/21/1992 (age 27)
Height: 188cm
Weight: 102kg
Bats: L
Throws: L
Blood Type: N/A
Hometown: Venezuela
History: インスティテゥト・ディオセサノ・バルキシメト高-レッドソックス-ダイヤモンドバックス-インディアンス
Roster Changes: added 04/01/2017

[11/17/2017] Yokohama Bay Stars sign Edwin Escobar

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on November 17 that they signed twenty-five-year-old Edwin Escobar to a new contract. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty-five million yen.

Source: Yokohama 11/17/2017, Sports Hochi 11/17/2017, Sanspo 11/17/2017Daily Sports 11/17/2017


[11/5/2017] Yokohama Bay Stars: foreign player status

The Yokohama Bay Stars are planning to offer Joe Wieland, Spencer Patton and Edwin Escobar contracts for the 2018 season. They will most likely part with Phil Klein and Elian Herrera. Audy Ciriaco is a question mark with the Bay Stars also considering Neftali Soto.

Jose Lopez will be in the second year of a two-year contract next year.

Source: Sponichi 11/5/2017, Sports Hochi 11/5/2017

[UPDATE 11/8 @ 11:08pm]

The Bay Stars announced today that reached agreements with Patton and Wieland. They also announced that they will not be offering new contracts to Klein and Herrera.

According to media reports, Patton and Wieland agreed to one-year contracts worth an estimated 130 million yen.

Source: Yokohama 11/8/2017 (Patton, Wieland), Yokohama 11/8/2017 (Klein, Herrera), Nikkan Sports 11/8/2017

[UPDATE 11/10 @ 11:59pm]

The Bay Stars announced today that they will not be offering Ciriaco a contract for the 2018 season.

Source: Yokohama 11/10/2017

[UPDATE 11/12 @ 5:09pm]

Escobar will most likely return to the Bay Stars next season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2017


[7/6/2017] Bay Stars, Fighters agree on one-to-one trade

The Yokohama Bay Stars and Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they reached an agreement on a trade that will send pitcher Edwin Escobar to Yokohama for catcher Toshiki Kurobane.

Source: Yokohama 7/6/2017, Nippon Ham 7/6/2017Daily Sports 7/6/2017

[UPDATE 7/7 @ 12:25am]

The Bay Stars held a press conference for Escobar on July 6. He was assigned the uniform number 62.

Source: Yokohama 7/6/2017

[UPDATE 7/7 @ 4:54pm]

The Fighters held a press conference for Kurobane today. His uniform number will be 42.

Source: Nippon Ham 7/7/2017


[4/26/2017] Edwin Escobar tosses a bullpen session

Edwin Escobar is currently at Ni-gun. He was scratched from a start against Rakuten on April 14 because of tightness in his right hamstring. He threw forty-four pitches in the bullpen on April 25 and felt good (no pain). It was his first session since his injury. He might be ready to pitch in a rehab game in early May.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/26/2017


[1/11/2017] Nippon Ham Fighters reach agreement with Edwin Escobar

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-four-year-old Edwin Escobar. He was assigned the uniform number 42. The Fighters released the following statement from Escobar:

I have been interested in Japanese baseball and was hoping for a chance to play when the Fighters gave me this wonderful opportunity. My family and I are grateful. I am looking forward to playing in Japan. More than anything, I am excited about joining the Fighters and helping them win consecutive championships.

According to reports by the media, the two sides agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated ninety million yen.

Source: Nippon Ham announcement, Sports Hochi 1/11/2017, Daily Sports 1/11/2017, Nikkan Sports 1/11/2017

[UPDATE 2/1 @ 10:59pm]

The Fighters held a press conference for Escobar today.

Source: Nipppon Ham 2/1/2017