SAN FRANCISCO -- Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ervin Santana will miss his start Tuesday because of a strained muscle in his forearm. Santana underwent an MRI exam Monday in Anaheim before flying to the Bay Area.
"I know I'm going to be OK," Santana said to the Los Angeles Times. "I think the nerve is a little fatigued."
Santana, who is 1-3 with a 7.47 ERA, said he's confident he'll miss just the one start because the injury is not in the same area as the sprain that cost him the first six weeks of this season. He gave up six runs in 4 2/3 innings in his last start Friday.
Escobar missed last season with a torn labrum and already spent a stint on the 60-day DL this year because of his troublesome shoulder. The right-hander will be used as a reliever once he returns.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Angels manager Mike Scioscia "fully anticipates" Escobar to be activated and in the bullpen next Monday.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.