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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%: 73/46 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar returns to lineup on Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) Heading into a big three-game series with the Cardinals, The Nationals have gotten a little bit healthier on Monday. Third baseman Yunel Escobar is back in the starting lineup, batting fifth while manning the hot corner.

Escobar had not played since leaving Thursday's game with a hand injury following a hit-by-pitch. 


Nationals' Michael Taylor returns to lineup Sunday; Yunel Escobar out


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2015) Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor was back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins, reports SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Taylor has not started the last two games because of a knee injury.

Meanwhile, infielder Yunel Escobar remains out with a hand injury. It will be the third straight game he has missed due to the issue.


Yunel Escobar (hand), Michael Taylor (knee) still out for Nationals


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) The Nationals will once again be without two key members of their lineup on Saturday, as both Yunel Escobar (hand) and Michael Taylor (knee) are out of Saturday's lineup against the Marlins.

Both players were injured during Thursday's game and will be missing their second straight game with their injuries. The Nationals have not passed along any updates on their status, so they are both considered day-to-day at this point.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) out of Friday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2015) A hand injury sustained Thursday on a hit-by-pitch has Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar set to sit Friday night against Miami.

Anthony Rendon will assume his position with Trea Turner playing second.

Escobar had been on a roll before going down with nine hits in his last 19 at-bats to sweeten his slash line to .308/.367/.423.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar out of game after HPB on hand


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar has been removed from the game Thursday night against San Diego after getting hit in the hand by a pitch, per Comcast SportsNet.

He remained on the bases, but left when his team took the field in the bottom of the inning.

X-rays taken of Escobar's hand came back negative, and he is considered day-to-day for now.


Nationals' Denard Span, Yunel Escobar return to lineup Tuesday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/25/2015) The Nationals will receive some reinforcements in the shape of center fielder Denard Span and infielder Yunel Escobar for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

Span comes off the 15-day disabled list to start in center field and bat out of the leadoff spot.

Escobar, who was dealing with a lingering neck injury, will start at third base and hit out of the fifth spot in the lineup.


Nationals SS Yunel Escobar (neck) out on Sunday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/23/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

Escobar was forced to leave Friday's game after crashing into the side wall while chasing a pop up.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar leaves Friday's game in first inning


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/21/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar was forced to leave Friday's game against the Brewers in the top of the first inning with an apparent injury. Escobar crashed into the side wall trying to chase down a foul pop-up by the third batter of the game.

He was checked out by the trainers and immediately left the game. The Nationals have classified the injury as a hyperextended neck. It is not yet known how much time Escobar will miss with the injury.

"For now, he is day to day," manager Matt Williams said, per MLB.com. "He ran into a fan running into that ball. As he went to reach for it, he kind of leaned over with his upper body. The fence caught him at the waist and he hyperextended his neck a little bit. He is a little sore. So we'll see how he is tomorrow." 


Yunel Escobar drives in four for Nationals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar went 3 for 4 with four runs and four RBI in Tuesday's win over Colorado.

Escobar homered and walked twice. He matched his RBI total for the last 12 games and his run total for the last 14.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar returns to lineup Sunday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/9/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar, who missed Saturday's game with an illness, is back in his team's lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Rockies.

Escobar is starting at third base and will hit out of the leadoff spot.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (illness) out of Saturday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2015) An illness has prevented Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar from starting Saturday against Colorado. Matt Williams has stated, however, that he will be available off the bench, per the Washington Post.

Escobar is hitless in his last two games, but his slash line still sits at a fine .311/.363/.420.


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.