Yunel Escobar SS/3B WAS 2 weeks ago

Escobar went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in the 4-1 win over the Padres on Saturday.

Escobar has been the surprise of the season for the Nationals this season in the prolonged absence of Anthony Rendon. Escobar is now batting an impressive .328 on the season.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WAS 3 weeks ago

Escobar went 5-for-5 from the plate Monday against the Diamondbacks, the second time he's done that in nine days.

Escobar also went 5-for-5 on May 4 against the Marlins. He has a hit in seven of his past eight games, and is now hitting .342 on the season, good for seventh among all hitters.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WAS 3 weeks ago

Escobar (illness) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, Mark Zuckerman of CSN reports.

Escobar started Sunday's game against the Braves but was removed following the third inning after falling ill. It sounds like it was nothing more than a minor stomach bug, and Escobar is back in the lineup at his usual third base spot hitting second in the order.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WAS 3 weeks ago

Escobar exited Sunday's game against the Braves due to a stomach bug.

Escobar had to leave the game prior to the fourth inning, but the team did not disclose what was ailing him at the time. Consider the infielder day-to-day heading into Monday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WAS 3 weeks ago

Escobar was removed from Sunday's matchup against the Nationals following the third inning, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Escobar was 1-for-2 at the plate before being removed with what is presumed to be injury-related. Danny Espinosa will move over to third base, with Dan Uggla entering the game to cover second. Look for the Nationals to update his status following the game.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WAS 4 weeks ago

Escobar went 5-for-5 with a pair of RBI in the Nats' win over the Marlins on Monday night.

The five-hit game added 40 points to Escobar's season batting average, pushing his mark to .311 for the season. He's currently hitting second in the order, following leadoff man Denard Span and helping to set the table for Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper, and Ryan Zimmerman. Once Anthony Rendon returns, the Nats may give Danny Espinosa occasional starts at third base, but Rendon's recent setback with an oblique injury should prevent that scenario from unfolding for at least a few more weeks.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WAS 1 month ago

Escobar (hand) returned to the lineup Thursday with three hits and three runs scored in five at-bats against the Mets.

Well, he certainly looked none the worse for wear. Escobar's now pulled his average up to .306 on the year -- that's probably not a sustainable figure for him, but it's still representative of a strong month of April.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WAS 1 month ago

Escobar (hand) is back in the lineup Thursday against the Mets, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Escobar ended up missing two games due to the hand injury, but he was fortunate he didn't suffer anything worse than a laceration as a result of Andrelton Simmons' slide into third base Monday. The 32-year-old Escobar will step back in to the two-hole, a spot in the order in which he's gone 9-for-29 (.310 average) with five walks and zero strikeouts so far this season.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WAS 1 month ago

Escobar (hand) is expected to be able to return to the lineup Thursday against the Mets, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Escobar is out of the lineup Wednesday for the second straight game and will once again be available only in an emergency. He was able to hit and field grounders, so it appears the shortstop should be good to go after missing only two games with a hand laceration.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WAS 1 month ago

Escobar (hand) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Escobar suffered a hand laceration Monday, and as a result will be held out of the lineup for a second consecutive game. He was available only in an emergency role Tuesday, but it's unclear if he'd be able to serve as a pinch-hitter Wednesday. Danny Espinosa will once again get the start at third base during his absence.