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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 5-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Nationals routed the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Escobar notched a five-hit night on May 4 as well. All five hits against the D'backs were singles. He singled and scored in the first inning, singled and scored in the second, and knocked in a run with a single in the fifth. The terrific night brings his batting line up to .342/.388/.423 with two home runs, 11 RBI, and 16 runs scored. May 12 - 12:24 AM

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

Escobar had to leave Sunday's game with a stomach illness, but he's fine now. The infielder sports a .311/.362/.396 batting line this season.
May 11 - 6:36 PM

Yunel Escobar left Sunday's game with a stomach bug.

"Not feeling great today," Nationals manager Matt Williams said Sunday evening. "It got worse as we got into the game, so I think he’ll be okay but we just we just have to monitor him for the next day or so." Escobar was 1-for-2 with a run scored before exiting. He's batting .311/.362/.396 in 28 games this season
May 11 - 8:29 AM

Yunel Escobar left Sunday's game versus the Braves with an apparent injury.

It's not clear how Escobar was hurt, but he was pulled in the second inning. The Nationals should provide an update on his status shortly.
May 10 - 2:46 PM

Yunel Escobar had a perfect at the plate, recording five hits in as many at-bats, as the Nationals topped the Marlins on Monday.

All five hits were singles. Despite reaching base so often, the Nationals only brought him around to score once, in the first inning on Ryan Zimmerman's sacrifice fly. Escobar broke a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning with a two-run single to right field, which proved to be the deciding hit. Escobar hasn't recorded an extra-base hit since April 22, but the Nationals will take his .311/.361/.411 triple-slash line nevertheless.
May 4 - 9:51 PM

Yunel Escobar (hand) is back in the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Mets.

Escobar sat out Tuesday and Wednesday after getting spiked on the hand by the Braves' Andrelton Simmons on Monday. He's batting .284/.351/.418 with two home runs and five RBI in 18 games this season for the Nationals. He'll hit second in his return to action Thursday.
Apr 30 - 3:42 PM

Yunel Escobar (hand) is expected to return to the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday.

Escobar sat out Tuesday and is on the bench again Wednesday after getting spiked by the Braves' Andrelton Simmons on a slide into third base Monday night. X-rays ruled out any sort of fracture and Escobar was able to hit and field grounders before Wednesday's game.
Apr 29 - 5:38 PM

Yunel Escobar (hand) is available off the Nationals' bench on Tuesday night.

Escobar left Monday's game after getting spiked by the Braves' Andrelton Simmons on a hard slide at third base. Yunel sustained some gashes and some mild bruises, but X-rays ruled out any broken bones.
Apr 28 - 5:32 PM

Yunel Escobar (hand) expects to miss 1-2 games.

Escobar suffered a lacerated hand when he was spiked by the Braves' Andrelton Simmons on a play at third base Monday. He had to be bandaged up but avoided any broken bones.
Apr 27 - 10:54 PM

Yunel Escobar left Monday's game against the Braves with an apparent left hand injury.

He appeared to be spiked by Andrelton Simmons as Simmons collided with him at third base. The Nationals should provide an update on Escobar's status before long.
Apr 27 - 8:42 PM

Yunel Escobar went 1-for-4 with a three-run double in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Escobar cleared the bases with two outs in the third inning, helping the Nationals close out a 5-0 deficit with a five-run frame. The third baseman played hero on Tuesday, clubbing a walk-off home run and came up big again. In 56 plate appearances, Escobar has two home runs, five RBI, and is batting .275/.339/.451.
Apr 22 - 10:27 PM

Yunel Escobar hit a walk-off solo home run in the 10th inning to send the Nationals to a victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

With two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning of a 1-1 game against the Cardinals, Escobar sent a Carlos Villanueva offering over the fence in left-center to end the game. Escobar, who was 0-for-4 prior to the homer, hadn't played since Friday due to a groin issue. He has quietly had a productive start to the season, batting .277/.346/.447 with a pair of home runs.
Apr 21 - 10:55 PM

Yunel Escobar (groin) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Cardinals.

Escobar ended up missing just two games due to a groin strain. He'll bat sixth against right-hander Lance Lynn as the Nationals are slowly getting back to full strength.
Apr 21 - 3:45 PM

An MRI on Yunel Escobar's groin showed only inflammation.

Escobar was injured on Friday when he tweaked his groin while running out a ground ball. He'll avoid the disabled list for now, as the hope is that he can work out Sunday and return to the lineup Tuesday after Monday's off day. Danny Espinosa is at third base Sunday.
Apr 19 - 10:45 AM

Yunel Escobar (groin) will undergo an MRI on Saturday.

Escobar said that he felt okay on Saturday and remains optimistic that he'll be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, but the Nationals want to make sure before making a determination.
Apr 18 - 11:54 AM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Wilmer Difo
4Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
2Michael Taylor
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Tanner Roark
7Blake Treinen
8Matt Grace
9Sammy Solis
10Taylor Jordan