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Yunel Escobar | Third Baseman

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yunel Escobar is absent from the Nationals' lineup Sunday.
Escobar started both ends of a doubleheader Saturday after returning from a back injury, but he's back on the bench in this one. The Nats have Trea Turner at second base and Anthony Rendon at third. Oct 4 - 1:06 PM

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Yunel Escobar (back) is out of the Nationals' lineup again Thursday against the Braves.

Escobar has now missed four starts in a row due to discomfort in his upper back. Trea Turner will get another start at second base and bat second while Anthony Rendon will play third.
Oct 1 - 4:17 PM

Yunel Escobar (back) was a late scratch from the Nationals' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Escobar has now missed three straight starts with discomfort in his upper back. Anthony Rendon is at third base, Trea Turner is at second base, and Ian Desmond is at shortstop on Wednesday night against the Braves.
Sep 30 - 5:03 PM

Yunel Escobar (back) is back in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

Escobar sat out the last two contests with a sore upper back, but he's ready to roll now. The veteran infielder boasts a .318/.377/.420 batting line this season.
Sep 30 - 3:53 PM

Yunel Escobar is out Tuesday against the Braves with an upper back issue.

Consider him day-to-day heading into the final six games of the regular season. Anthony Rendon is starting at third base in Tuesday night's series opener in Atlanta.
Sep 29 - 5:19 PM

Yunel Escobar went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and an RBI single in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Orioles.

Escobar came through with an RBI single in the fifth inning and an RBI double in the seventh. While the Nationals have disappointed as a team this season, their 32-year-old third baseman is hitting a cool .326/.384/.431 with nine homers and 56 RBI. After three consecutive seasons with batting averages below .260, his numbers took a quantum leap in 2015. There's little reason to suspect he'll hit like this for average again next season.
Sep 24 - 7:40 PM

Yunel Escobar went 4-for-4 in the Nationals' 13-3 rout of the Marlins on Sunday.

Escobar drew a walk and scored in the first inning, singled in the third inning, singled and doubled in the sixth inning, and added yet another single in the eighth. He finished with three runs scored and four RBI, and is now batting .324/.383/.429 with 73 runs scored and 53 RBI in 130 total games this season.
Sep 20 - 4:41 PM

Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is in the Nationals' starting lineup Thursday night against the Marlins.

Escobar left Wednesday's game with mild tightness in his hamstring. It obviously wasn't too serious. He is starting at third base and batting second for the Nats on Thursday versus Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart.
Sep 17 - 3:38 PM

Yunel Escobar left Wednesday's win over the Phillies with some mild hamstring tightness.

"Escobar didn't want to push it too hard, so we got him out of there," Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters after the game. "It was a little tight. I don't anticipate anything to worry about at this point. We'll see how he is [Thursday]. We didn't want to take a chance." Washington opens a four-game set against the Marlins on Thursday night.
Sep 17 - 9:10 AM

Yunel Escobar (illness) is back in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Escobar was unable to play Saturday because of a stomach bug, but he's apparently feeling better. The third baseman has recorded multiple hits in seven of nine games this month and sports a .321 batting average for the season.
Sep 13 - 11:05 AM

Yunel Escobar was scratched from Saturday's lineup because of a stomach bug.

Instead, Anthony Rendon will get the start at third base. Escobar has raised his average nine points during his four-game hitting streak and is now hitting .321 for the season. That's well above his career mark of .281. Escobar is day-to-day.
Sep 12 - 6:31 PM

Yunel Escobar (illness) returned to the Nationals' lineup Friday against the Marlins and went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Escobar missed Wednesday's game with a 103-degree fever, but he should be good to go moving forward. The 32-year-old has been one of the Nationals' best players this season, batting .321/.377/.428 with nine home runs and 46 RBI over 122 games.
Sep 11 - 10:03 PM

Yunel Escobar is out of the Nationals' lineup Wednesday because of a fever.

It's a 103-degree fever, per manager Matt Williams. Anthony Rendon is at third base and Danny Espinosa is playing second base Wednesday night against the Mets.
Sep 9 - 4:29 PM

Yunel Escobar is not in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to be a routine day off. Anthony Rendon is handling third base and Danny Espinosa is at second Wednesday.
Sep 9 - 3:45 PM

Yunel Escobar went 3-for-4 with three RBI in Thursday's rout of the Braves.

Escobar has been awfully banged up lately, but he's hit in seven straight games anyway and pushed his average back up to .312.
Sep 3 - 10:56 PM

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C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
4Wilmer Difo
SS1Ian Desmond
2Trea Turner
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Gio Gonzalez
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Casey Janssen
4Matt Thornton
5Blake Treinen
6Felipe Rivero
7Doug Fister
8David Carpenter
9Aaron Barrett
10Craig Stammen
11Pedro Severino
12Rafael Martin
13Matt Grace
14A.J. Cole