Angels' Yunel Escobar (oblique) experiences setback in rehab assignment

Los Angeles Angels third baseman/shortstop Yunel Escobar suffered a setback in his second rehab game on Wednesday night, according to Southern California News Group's Jeff Fletcher.

What It Means:

Southern California News Group's J.P. Hoornstra expanded on the injury, saying that Escobar experienced stiffness in his side after taking a swing. He was set to return Friday but will instead be re-evaluated and resume his rehab assignment when cleared. The 34-year-old has been out since August 8th with an oblique strain. Luis Valbuena has taken over his starts at third base in the meantime.

With 7 home runs and a .319 wOBA on the year, Escobar is projected for 1 home run, 3 doubles and 6 RBI across 67 plate appearances the rest of the year.