Angels put 3B Escobar on 7-day concussion list; Cowart up

BY foxsports • August 20, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have put third baseman Yunel Escobar on the seven-day concussion list, a day after he fouled a bunt off his face.

The Angels made the move Saturday night before playing the New York Yankees. They brought up one of their top prospects, infielder Kaleb Cowart, from Triple-A.

The Angels also designated second baseman Johnny Giavotella for assignment and reinstated first baseman C.J. Cron from the disabled list. Cron had surgery to repair a bone in his left hand on July 14.

Escobar was hurt in the fourth inning of Friday night's 7-0 loss to the Yankees and left the game. Manager Mike Scioscia later said Escobar was hit in the nose and check.

Escobar is batting .320 with three home runs and 34 RBIs in his first season with the Angels.

Cowart was hitting .280 with nine homers and 58 RBIs for Salt Lake. In three games in the major leagues this season, he went 1 for 6.