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05/12/2005 3:19 PM ET
Angels place RHP Kelvim Escobar on 15-day disabled list
Club selects contract of OF Chris Prieto
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ANAHEIM -- Angels Baseball announced Thursday that RHP Kelvim Escobar was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bone spur in his right elbow. To replace Escobar on the 25-man roster, the club selected the contract of OF Chris Prieto from triple-A Salt Lake. To make room for Prieto on the 40-man roster, the Angels transferred INF Lou Merloni from the 15-day D.L. to the 60-day D.L.

Escobar, 29, owns a 1-2 record and 3.91 ERA (11 ER - 25.1 IP) with 23 hits, 11 walks and 28 strikeouts in four starts this season. He began the 2005 season on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right elbow, April 2 (retroactive to March 31) to April 23rd, missing 18 games. This marks the third time he has been placed on the disabled list in his career.

Signed by the Angels as a free agent, Nov. 24, 2003, Escobar owns a lifetime record of 70-69 with a 4.44 ERA (534 ER - 1082.2 IP) in 338 games (138 starts). He was originally signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as a free agent, July 3, 1992, and pitched seven seasons for the Blue Jays (1997-2003).

Prieto, 32, is batting .279 (24/86) with 19 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, one home run, eight RBI and nine stolen bases in 25 games with the Stingers. He will join the Angels on their road trip in Detroit and wear uniform number 38.

In his 13-year career, Prieto owns a .280 average (1249/4468) with 892 runs scored, 207 doubles, 72 triples, 65 home runs and 502 RBI in 1,267 minor league games. Originally drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 24th round of the 1993 free agent draft, he has also played in the Los Angeles Dodgers (2000-01), Houston Astros (2002), Oakland A's (2003) and St. Louis Cardinals (2004) organizations before signing a minor league contract with the Angels, Dec. 14, 2004.

Merloni, who underwent surgery Wednesday (May 11) to repair torn ligaments in his right ankle, is hitless in five at-bats with one run scored, one RBI, one sacrifice fly, one walk and two strikeouts in five games with the Angels in 2005.

Signed by the Angels as a free agent to a minor league contract, Jan. 21, 2005, Merloni owns a lifetime .272 average (290/1066) with 14 home runs and 124 RBI in 414 major league games. He has appeared in the major leagues with Boston (1998-2003), San Diego (2003) and Cleveland (2004). Merloni was originally selected by the Red Sox in the 10th round of the 1993 free agent draft.

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