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5 Yunel Escobar 3B
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 11/2/1982 | Birthplace: Havana, Cuba | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Washington | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $5,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 71/55 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) returns to lineup


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Third baseman Yunel Escobar returned to the Nationals' starting lineup for Game 2 of the team's doubleheader on Sunday against the Phillies, hitting third. 

Escobar sat out of Game 1 after being hit on the hand during Friday night's game, an result that caused the third baseman's hand to swell, but did not leave any broken bones, per X-rays. 

Escobar is hitting .342 in June to raise his average to .322 on the season. 


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar remains out Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar was held out of Sunday's Game 1 doubleheader at Philadelphia, the team announced.

Danny Espinosa will play third base and bat second. Escobar is dealing with a hand injury, which caused him to also be held out of Saturday's starting lineup.

The Nationals are favored (-150) in Game 1 at Philadelphia on Sunday.


Yunel Escobar out of Nationals' lineup on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. 

Escobar left Friday's game after being hit by a pitch. Escobar suffered a hand injury, and while X-rays were negative, he was still suffering from swelling on Saturday. 

Escobar will be replaced at third by Danny Espinosa, who moves over from second. Dan Uggla fills in at second base for the first time since May 27. 


Nationals' Yunel Escobar leaves game with hand injury


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar was forced to leave Friday's game in the first inning. 

Escobar was hit by a pitch in the top of the first inning and suffered a hand injury. He was checked by the trainer and remained in the game, but he was replaced when the Nationals took the field for the bottom of the first. 

Escobar underwent preliminary X-rays, which came back negative, according to MASNSports.com.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar continues raking in Sunday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) It doesn't come as a huge surprise that Bryce Harper and Paul Goldschmidt rank among the top five in the National League in batting average this season.

Yunel Escobar? That's another matter.

The Nationals infielder, who hasn't batted over .300 since his rookie year of 2007, showed why he is among the best in baseball this year by slamming two more hits, including a three-run homer to cap a nine-run first inning Sunday.

Escobar has eight hits in his last 14 at-bats with five RBI. His .331 average is at its highest point since May 19.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar ready to roll Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) An illness will not keep Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar from his appointed rounds Sunday against Pittsburgh. He is in the lineup after skipping the game Saturday.

Escobar has been hot at the plate. He is batting .391 (13-for-33) over his last eight games and is batting a surprising .329 on the season.


Yunel Escobar scratched from Nationals' lineup with illness


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Third baseman Yunel Escobar was a late scratch from the Nationals' lineup on Saturday. 

Escobar was suffering from a stomach bug. He was replaced in the lineup by Ian Desmond


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar racks up another five-hit night


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Yunel Escobar continues to be one of the biggest producers for the Nationals, as the third basemen went 5-for-5 in a loss to the Rays on Thursday. 

For Escobar, it's his third five-hit game of the season, becoming the first player in Expos/Nationals history to accomplish the feat. According to MLB.com, he's just the 20th player since 1914 to record three five-hit games in a single season. 

The offensive barrage lifted Escobar's average to .331 and he drove in his 22nd run of the season with his second-inning single. 


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar to bat leadoff against Rays


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar will bat leadoff against the Rays on Wednesday.

Escobar, who went 1 for 4 with three RBI in Tuesday's game, will bat from the top position in the lineup for the 10th time this season.

In nine games from the leadoff spot, Escobar is hitting .355 with 11 hits and four walks.


Nationals' Yunel Escobar drives in three runs Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Nationals designated hitter Yunel Escobar only had one hit during Tuesday's 16-4 win over the Rays, but he drove in three runs during the contest.

Escobar went 1 for 4 during the game with one run scored. He drove in two of the runs in the second inning when he singled in Michael Taylor and Denard Span. He drove in another run on a sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Prior to Tuesday's game, Escobar was hitting .364 with one home run and four RBI in his last eight games.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar batting .364 so far in June


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) After hitting .318 in May, Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar has remained hot at the plate in the month of June. Despite missing a couple of games due to a minor wrist injury, Escobar is slashing .364/.417/.455 with one home run and four RBI in 12 games this month.

Overall, Escobar is batting .323 this year. The last time he finished a season with a batting average better than .300 was in his rookie season of 2007, when he hit .326 in 94 games. Though the power hasn't quite been there this season (he has just three home runs), his offensive production has been quite impressive.


Yunel Escobar returns to Nationals' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Nationals third basemaen Yunel Escobar returned to the starting lineup on Sunday. 

Escobar had missed the last two games after injuring his wrist checking a swing on Thursday. 


With Yunel Escobar sidelined, Nats tweak starting lineup on Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar was not in the starting lineup again for Saturday's game against the Cubs. As a result, manager Matt Williams started Clint Robinson in left field, and moved Ryan Zimmerman to the No. 2 hole in the order, followed by Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon at cleanup.

Escobar has now missed back-to-back games after suffering a wrist injury while checking his swing during Thursday's contest. He is expected to rest again on Sunday and will try to test his wrist by taking light swings over the weekend, per the Washington Post. He is hitting .316/.376/.389 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 190 at-bats.


3B Yunel Escobar (wrist) out of Nationals lineup


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar will not start Friday's game against the Cubs after suffering a wrist injury while checking his swing during Thursday's contest. 

X-rays on Escobar's wrist came back negative but the team is taking no chances with the injury, especially now that Anthony Rendon is back off the disabled list and can play third base. 

"We have to keep evaluating him and see where he is at," manager Matt Williams said, per MLB.com. "It's still a little swollen. He had an X-ray that was negative. We'll see how he reacts to it and all the treatments."

Escobar is hitting .316/.376/.389 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 190 at-bats.


Nationals' Yunel Escobar injures wrist, X-rays negative


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar suffered a wrist injury in the first inning of Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Cubs, but X-rays on the injured wrist have come back negative, the Washington Post reports.

Escobar tweaked his right wrist on a check swing during a first-inning at-bat, causing him to leave the game. He'll be re-evaluated on Friday. Escobar has hit .316/.376/.389 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 190 at-bats.

The injury caused the Nationals to shift second baseman Anthony Rendon from second base to third. Rendon was making his season debut after being sidelined for nearly two months due to injury.


Nationals' Yunel Escobar exits Thursday with apparent injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar was removed from Thursday's game against the Cubs due to an apparent injury.

Escobar struck out in the bottom of the first inning, and Anthony Rendon was thrown out trying to steal on the strikeout to end the inning. When play resumed in the top of the second, Rendon had shifted to third base, with Danny Espinosa entering the game to play second base. Escobar has hit .316/.376/.389 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 190 at-bats.


Nationals' Yunel Escobar batting leadoff in Game 1 of DH


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar is batting leadoff in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Regular leadoff man Denard Span is missing Game 1 with a knee injury, leaving Escobar to fill the role for the seventh time this season. He's 4 for 5 with a walk and a home run when leading off the first inning for the Nationals and has hit .313/.371/.391 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 179 at-bats.

The Nationals are heavy favorites (-210) for Game 1 with Jordan Zimmermann on the mound, per VegasInsider.com.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar ejected


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar was tossed from Saturday's game against the Reds in the seventh inning for arguing balls and strikes, per MLB.com. 

Escobar, who had two hits earlier in the game, struck out looking in the seventh and drew a quick hook from home plate umpire Andy Fletcher, apparently for disagreeing with Fletcher's strike zone. 

Escobar left the game hitting 2-for-4 and his average is at .318 on the season. 


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar a steady presence at the plate


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) Yunel Escobar continues to be an offensive force for the Nationals. On Tuesday, Escobar went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored as the Nationals walked off on the Yankees 8-6. Escobar actually scored the game-winning run on Ryan Zimmerman's two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Escobar is on fire at the plate. Over his last 10 games, he's hitting .405 (17 for 42) with a double and five RBI, and he's riding a modest four-game hitting streak.

With just two home runs on the season, Escobar hasn't provided the type of power usually seen from a third baseman. Regardless, he's been a bit of a revelation in the Nation's Capital, and is entrenched at the hot corner for manager Matt Williams. 

"I just like the way we're going about it," Williams said, per MLB.com. "Their energy, they are playing well, they feel like they are in the game, they battle back. So, I like that."


Nationals' Yunel Escobar goes 5 for 5 for second time in a week


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Nationals infielder Yunel Escobar went 5 for 5 in Monday night's 11-1 win over the Diamondbacks. 

All five of Escobar's hits were single, with one of them driving in a run. This is the second time Escobar has gone 5 for 5 in the past week. He also pulled this feat off on May 4 against the Marlins. 

"It was nice to see him get back in there today," manager Matt Williams said. "He feels good. That's all I care about. Regardless of how many hits he gets, he feels good."

The outing has Escobar batting .410 this month. He's now riding a streak of five games in a row with at least one hit. 

For the season, Escobar's slash line is now .342/.388/.423. 


Nationals CF Dernard Span, 3B Yunel Escobar in Monday's lineup


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/11/2015) Center fielder Denard Span will return to the Nationals' starting lineup Monday while Yunel Escobar is also in the lineup after exiting Sunday's game early.

Span sat out Sunday's win against the Braves and Escobar left after three innings with a stomach bug.

Span began the season on the disabled list (core muscle) and since his April 19th return has played in 20 of the Nats' 25 games, hitting .284 with seven doubles.

Nationals' Yunel Escobar left game due to stomach bug


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Nationals manager Matt Williams said after Sunday's 5-4 win over the Braves that third baseman Yunel Escobar was removed due to a stomach bug.

There was some speculation that Escobar could have injured himself during a check-swing, but it appears the infielder is only dealing with an illness. He went 1 for 2 with a run Sunday and has hit .311/.362/.396 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 106 at-bats.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar exits Sunday's game


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/10/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar has left Sunday's game against the Braves after three innings with an undisclosed issue, reports MASNsports.com. 

Some reports indicated he injured himself during a check swing.

Danny Espinosa has moved from second base to third and Dan Uggla has entered the game, hitting in Escobar's spot, and is now playing second. 

Escobar was 1 for 2 with a run scored in the game.


Nationals' Span sits; Escobar, Desmond move up Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Nationals center fielder Denard Span is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.

Span has made six straight starts atop the Nationals lineup but will get a breather Sunday. He'll be replaced in center field by Michael Taylor, who is batting eighth.

With Span out, third baseman Yunel Escobar will lead off for the second time this season, while Ian Desmond will jump to the No. 2 spot for just the second time in the last 10 games.

The Nationals are favorites (-160) against the Braves Sunday.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar hits third on Wednesday vs. Marlins


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar hit from the No. 3 position in manager Matt Williams' lineup on Wednesday. It was the first time this season that Escobar hit third in the batting order, as Williams shuffled the order a bit for the matinee matchup against the Marlins.

Escobar continues to hit well in 2015, though he did go hitless in three at-bats on Tuesday.

Shortstop Ian Desmond was moved up to the second spot in the lineup, while Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman returned to their normal spots, batting fourth and fifth respectively on Wednesday.