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

It's his first game since he was hit on the right hand by a pitch last Thursday. Escobar has had a surprisingly nice season with a .308/.367/.423 batting line and nine homers.
Aug 31 - 4:43 PM

Yunel Escobar (hand) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

He's missed three straight starts with a sore right hand. The good news is that Escobar played catch Sunday, so he could be back in there shortly. Anthony Rendon is handling third base and Danny Espinosa is at second Sunday.
Aug 30 - 12:13 PM

Yunel Escobar (hand) is not in the Nationals' starting lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

It's the second game in a row he's missed with a hand injury. Anthony Rendon is filling in at third base. Escobar has posted a surprising .308 average this year in 408 at-bats. That's well above his .279 career average. He's day-to-day.
Aug 29 - 6:38 PM

Yunel Escobar (hand) is out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

Escobar had to exit Thursday's contest after being hit on the right hand by a pitch. X-rays came back clean, but he remains sore. Anthony Rendon is handling third base, while Trea Turner is getting his first major league start at second.
Aug 28 - 4:36 PM

Yunel Escobar is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his hand came back negative late Thursday.

He was lifted from Thursday's game after being drilled by a pitch on his right hand. He was fortunate to avoid any fractures though and should be able to return to the lineup in a day or two once the swelling subsides.
Aug 27 - 10:29 PM

Yunel Escobar was removed from Thursday's game against the Padres after being hit by a pitch on his right hand.

He will presumably head for X-rays to rule out any structural damage. Danny Escobar replaced him and would see increased action if Escobar is forced to miss an extended period of time.
Aug 27 - 9:01 PM

Yunel Escobar (neck) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Padres.

Escobar hasn't played since leaving Friday's game with a hyperextended neck. With his return and Denard Span's activation from the DL, the Nationals have their full lineup together for the first time this season.
Aug 25 - 3:48 PM

Yunel Escobar (neck) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Escobar suffered a hyper-extended neck during Friday's game. He could be ready to go on Tuesday after Monday's off day. The Nats have Danny Espinosa at second base and Anthony Rendon at third.
Aug 23 - 10:46 AM

Yunel Escobar (neck) is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

Escobar suffered a hyper-extended neck during Friday's game and is considered day-to-day. Look for his probable return on Sunday.
Aug 22 - 3:27 PM

Yunel Escobar is considered day-to-day with a hyper-extended neck.

Escobar was forced to leave Friday's game against the Brewers after sustaining the injury when he crashed into a railing while chasing down a foul ball. Expect him to get an extra day of rest on Saturday before returning to the starting lineup on Sunday.
Aug 22 - 12:53 PM

Yunel Escobar was forced to leave Friday's game against the Brewers with an apparent injury after running into a railing while chasing a foul ball.

It's unclear exactly where the injury is or the severity, but the Nationals should have an update on his status shortly. Anthony Rendon shifted to third base with Danny Espinosa entering the game to play second.
Aug 21 - 7:31 PM

Yunel Escobar went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and four runs scored as the Nationals thrashed the Rockies 15-6 on Tuesday.

Escobar hit a two-run homer in the first inning, his ninth home run of the season. Escobar also walked twice, reaching base in five of six plate appearances on the evening. The infielder is batting .305/.358/.421 with 40 RBI and 56 runs scored through 106 games on the season.
Aug 19 - 2:03 AM

Yunel Escobar went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Escobar hit a first-inning solo homer off Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong for his lone hit of the game. The tater was his eighth of the year and pushed his season RBI total to 35. The Nationals might be in something of a doom spiral as they creep back toward .500, but Escobar's doing just fine, having racked up 122 hits with a .307/.359/.418 batting line across 397 at-bats.
Aug 14 - 1:13 AM

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

Escobar sat out Saturday because he was under the weather. He returns to a nifty .311/.363/.420 batting line.
Aug 9 - 10:34 AM

Depth Charts

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