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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%: 72/58 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Nationals' Yunel Escobar records two doubles in return to lineup


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) After missing a couple of games with a wrist injury, Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar returned with a bang on Saturday. Escobar went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in the 9-3 win over the Pirates. 

Escobar, who hadn't played since leaving Wednesday's game with wrist problem, is batting a robust .410 (16 for 39) with five doubles over his past nine games.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (wrist) returns to action Saturday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar is back in his team's lineup for the first time since Wednesday.

Escobar missed some action this week because of a lingering wrist injury. he will bat in the cleanup spot.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar still out Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar remains sidelined Friday in Pittsburgh with a wrist injury that has prevented him from playing since Wednesday.

Matt Williams said that Escobar remained sore after batting practice Friday, per the Washington Post. The manager added that Escobar also took some grounders.

Escobar, who aggravated the injury on a checked swing Tuesday, was considered available to play Thursday. It remains to be seen if he pinch-hits or comes off the bench as a defensive replacement against the Pirates.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar not in Thursday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2015) As expected, the Nationals held third baseman Yunel Escobar out of Thursday's lineup at Pittsburgh, reports CSNWshington.com.

Escobar had to leave Wednesday's game after re-injuring his wrist, but X-rays and a CT scan on the wrist were negative and he is available to play in Thursday's game, reports The Washington Post

Escobar was replaced at third by Danny Espinosa, who will bat second. Escobar is hitting .378 with one home run and three RBI in his last 10 games.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar leaves game with wrist injury


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) Nationals Third baseman Yunel Escobar, who has been bothered by a sore wrist for most of the season, left Wednesday's game in the second inning after re-injuring the wrist while attempting to make a check swing. 

Escobar attempted to hold up on an inside pitch but fell to the ground in obvious pain, with his bat flying in the air. After a several-minute delay, Escobar attempted to stay in, but walked directly off the field into the dugout after fouling the next pitch off and was replaced by Dan Uggla. 

Manager Matt Williams said X-rays were negative on Escobar, but that the third baseman would be getting more tests to determine if there was anything further. 

Escobar is hitting .322 in 83 games this season. 


Yunel Escobar has three extra-base hits to lead Nationals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar doubled twice and hit a two-run home run in Saturday's completion of a suspended game against Los Angeles. 

Escobar hit in his fifth straight game, with three multi-hit games over that stretch. He matched the number of extra base hits he's totalled over the last twelve games with the outburst. 

Escobar's fifth home run of the year was his first since June 21.


Nationals INF Yunel Escobar (hamstring) returns to lineup


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Nationals infielder Yunel Escobar, who has been bothered by a left hamstring injury, is back in the lineup for Friday's matchup against the Orioles, the team announced.

Escobar will start at third base and will bat leadoff.

In his last six games, Escobar is hitting just .182 with four hits and three strikeouts.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar continues to rest hamstring injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/8/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar is still being bothered by tight left hamstring, and remains out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Reds. Escobar exited Monday's game and missed Tuesday's contest due to the injury. 

Manager Matt Williams said Escobar was feeling a little bit better Wednesday and would be available off the bench.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hamstring) unable to start Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) After leaving Monday's game with a hamstring injury, Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Reds. Escobar left Monday's game with left hamstring tightness, and is apparently unable to go on Tuesday.

Danny Espinosa will handle the hot corner and bat second on Tuesday.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar suffers hamstring injury Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar was forced to leave Monday's loss to the Reds with a tight left hamstring, the team announced.

Escobar was 1 for 2 before leaving the game. He will be reevaluated Tuesday.


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.