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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 drove in the Nationals' only run of the night Friday against the Mets.
His eighth-inning single off Matt Harvey tied the game, but the Mets eventually won in extras. Escobar went 1-for-5 on the night and has a .312/.360/.410 batting line on the year. Aug 1 - 12:02 AM

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Yunel Escobar (wrist) is in the Nationals' starting lineup Saturday night against the Pirates.

It looked like Escobar suffered a serious hand or wrist injury on a couple of check swings Wednesday, but he only wound up missing two games. Escobar is batting cleanup and starting third base in his return Saturday.
Jul 25 - 4:30 PM

Yunel Escobar (wrist) was able to take some swings in the batting cages on Friday and could be available off the bench against the Pirates.

He still needs another day or two before returning to the starting lineup, but should be able to do so before the end of the weekend. Dan Uggla is starting at second base for the Nats on Friday and batting eighth against Jeff Locke.
Jul 24 - 5:29 PM

Yunel Escobar (wrist) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

Escobar avoided a serious wrist injury but has missed two games in a row now. Danny Espinosa is at third base Friday, with Dan Uggla covering second.
Jul 24 - 3:57 PM

Yunel Escobar (hand, wrist) is available to play Thursday.

Escobar left Wednesday's game after tweaking his left hand/wrist on a swing, but X-rays and a CT scan both came back negative. He's not in the lineup Thursday, but it doesn't sound like he'll need to miss much time.
Jul 23 - 5:47 PM

Yunel Escobar (hand, wrist) is not in the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday night.

No surprise there. Escobar left Wednesday's series finale against the Mets after appearing to suffer a serious hand or wrist injury on a pair of check swings. X-rays turned up negative, but an MRI is planned. Danny Espinosa is starting at third base and batting second on Thursday against the Pirates. Dan Uggla is at second base.
Jul 23 - 3:38 PM

X-rays on Yunel Escobar's left hand and wrist came back negative.

It's certainly good news, but the infielder is still set to undergo an MRI and it's possible that he could have ligament damage. He'll have that exam on Thursday, at which point an update on his status should be available.
Jul 22 - 3:55 PM

Yunel Escobar left Wednesday's game versus the Mets with an apparent left wrist injury.

Escobar hurt the wrist on a check swing, tried to stay in but then exited after still feeling pain after a foul ball. He injured his other wrist in a similar fashion last month. The Nationals should have more on Escobar later Wednesday.
Jul 22 - 1:02 PM

Yunel Escobar went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Monday's 7-2 victory over the Mets.

Escobar started the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning against Matt Harvey. An extra run scored on the play as a result of Daniel Murphy's throwing error. Escobar, batting cleanup on this night, has turned in an outstanding year for the Nationals, batting .323/.368/.420 with five home runs and 30 RBI.
Jul 20 - 10:17 PM

Yunel Escobar returned to the Nationals lineup on Friday, going 2-for-4 in a losing effort against the Orioles.

Escobar sustained a minor hamstring injury on Monday that forced him to miss the next two games. He's having an outstanding season for the Nationals, slashing .317/.367/.406 with four homers and 27 RBI.
Jul 11 - 8:15 AM

Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles.

Escobar left Monday's game with a tight left hamstring and subsequently missed games on Tuesday and Wednesday. The injury wasn't serious, though, and he's set to lead off against the Orioles.
Jul 10 - 3:33 PM

Yunel Escobar (hamstring) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

He's missed two straight starts after exiting Monday with a tight left hamstring. At the moment, Escobar is still considered day-to-day. Danny Espinosa is at third base Wednesday, with Dan Uggla handling second.
Jul 8 - 3:28 PM

Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Reds.

Escobar is getting a day off after leaving Monday's game with left hamstring tightness. Danny Espinosa will start at third base while Dan Uggla plays second base.
Jul 7 - 3:19 PM

Yunel Escobar had to exit Monday's game versus the Reds with left hamstring tightness.

Escobar didn't seem to injure the hamstring on one particular play, but he was spotted stretching multiple times as the ailment appeared to creep up on him. It's unclear at this point how much time he might miss.
Jul 6 - 10:33 PM

Yunel Escobar exited Monday's game versus the Reds with an undisclosed injury.

Escobar was seen stretching his legs a few times, so it appears to be something related to his lower half. The Nationals should provide an update on him later Monday.
Jul 6 - 9:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Michael Taylor
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Casey Janssen
4Matt Thornton
5Aaron Barrett
6Tanner Roark
7Felipe Rivero
8David Carpenter
9Craig Stammen