Angels move SP Escobar into bullpen

Updated: June 11, 2009, 7:04 PM ET
Associated Press

St. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Angels right-hander Kelvim Escobar has been dropped from the rotation after one start and sent to the bullpen due to a lack of stamina in his surgically repaired throwing shoulder.

Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said Escobar will not pitch again until the middle of next week. There is a possibility that Escobar, expected to be a reliever the rest of the season, could wind up on the disabled list.

"If he's not ready to pitch by the middle of next week then ...

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