Yunel Escobar SS/3B WSH 4 days ago

Washington Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar will play third base and bat fourth Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates after missing the last two games because of a wrist injury, according to MLB.com. Escobar, who was available off the bench in the two games he missed, is fifth in the National League with a .321 batting average.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WSH 6 days ago

Washington Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar will not start Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates after being removed from Wednesday's game because of a wrist injury, according to the team's official website. X-rays taken on Escobar's wrist returned negative, and he is considered day-to-day.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WSH 1 week ago

Washington Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar left Wednesday's game in the second inning with an apparent wrist injury, according to MASN. Escobar injured himself while taking a swing during an at-bat and was replaced by Dan Uggla.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WSH 3 weeks ago

Escobar (hamstring) will return to the lineup Friday against the Orioles.

Escobar missed each of the past two games because of a hamstring issue, but was available off the bench Wednesday. While it could always resurface again, it looks as though he's feeling well enough to rejoin the lineup Friday, and will bat atop the Nationals' order with Denard Span injured.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WSH 3 weeks ago

Escobar's hamstring is feeling better and he will be available off the bench Wednesday against the Reds, manager Matt Williams told Dan Kolko of MASN.

Escobar hasn't played since Monday, when hamstring tightness forced him from the game. The fact that he'll be available to pinch hit Wednesday indicates that he could very well return to the lineup Friday against Baltimore.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WSH 3 weeks ago

Escobar (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Wednesday.

Escobar is apparently still being bothered by tightness in his left hamstring, and he'll sit out his second straight game after departing Monday's game with the ailment. Danny Espinosa will handle third base duties again Wednesday.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WSH 3 weeks ago

Escobar is out of the lineup Tuesday, CSN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

Escobar left Monday's game in the fifth inning due to tightness in his hamstring, and he'll be given the day off Tuesday to rest. Whether the issue is serious or not remains to be seen, and Escobar should be considered day-to-day.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WSH 3 weeks ago

Escobar left Monday's game in the fifth inning due to left hamstring tightness.

The extent of Escobar's setback is uncertain, but the Nationals are planning to reevaluate him Tuesday. It's not yet clear if he will miss any further action, but the Nationals figure to provide an update on his status after he is checked out by the team's medical staff.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WSH 3 weeks ago

Escobar was replaced in Monday's game against the Reds in the fifth inning due to an undisclosed issue, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

It's not clear what prompted Escobar's early departure from the game, but he's the second Nationals player to hit the bench after Denard Span was lifted in the second inning with a suspected injury. Dan Uggla came on to replace Escobar, whose condition should be updated after the game.

Yunel Escobar SS/3B WSH 1 month ago

Escobar (hand) will return to the lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Phillies, CSN Washington's Mark Zuckerman reports.

After returning Bryce Harper (leg) and Denard Span (back) to the lineup for the first game of the day, the Nationals will welcome back another regular for the nightcap in Escobar, who missed the last two games following the pitch to the hand he received Friday night. X-rays didn't indicate any sort of fracture, and with the swelling having now sufficiently subsided, it looks like Escobar will be back in the fold as the Nats' everyday third baseman.