Kelvim Escobar is attempting a comeback with the Brewers

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Kelvim Escobar, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2009 and has thrown a total of five innings since 2007, is making a comeback with the Brewers.

Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that Escobar has agreed to a minor-league deal with Milwaukee and will get an invitation to spring training.

Once upon a time Escobar was a good, hard-throwing starter (and sometimes reliever) for the Blue Jays and Angels. His career peaked in 2007 when he went 18-7 with a 3.40 ERA in 196 innings for the Angels, but shoulder surgery followed the next spring and he was never the same.

Now he’s 36 years old, so obviously Escobar making it back to the majors is a long shot and several of his previous comeback attempts have failed.

Yankees activate Aroldis Chapman

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Yesterday the New York Yankees got Aaron Judge back. Today they activated closer Aroldis Chapman.

Chapman has been on the disabled list since August 22 with left knee tendinitis. Before going down the 30-year-old fireballer registered a 2.11 ERA and 31 saves with an 84/27 K/BB ratio in 47 innings of work.

In his absence David Robertson, Dellin Betances and Zach Britton have all been bumped an inning back to decidedly mixed results. Now Chapman is back in the mix.