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2015 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.278
Name  Yunel Escobar
Born  11/2/1982
Height  6-2
Weight  205
Number  5
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
5/10/2015 2:52:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar left Sunday's game with an injury according to MASN.
Insight: It is unclear what he hurt, but Escobar left in the second inning. Check back for updates.
 
5/4/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar went 5-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in the, 6-4, victory over the Marlins on Monday.
Insight: All five of Escobar's hit were singles. Even after four singles, Washington needed the fifth hit to score the winning run in the eighth. The single scored two and gave the Nationals the, 6-4, lead. Escobar is hitting .311 with two home runs and seven RBI this season.
 
4/30/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar was 3-for-5 with three runs in the, 8-2, victory over the Mets on Thursday.
Insight: Escobar had three singles and scored in the fourth, sixth and ninth in his first game back from his hand injury that kept him sidelined on Tuesday and Wednesday. Escobar is hitting .306 with two home runs and nine runs in 72 at-bats this season.
 
4/30/2015 5:15:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar will return to the lineup on Thursday against the Mets.
Insight: Escobar didn't play on Tuesday or Wednesday due to a hand injury he suffered on Monday when Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons spiked him. Escobar is hitting .284/.351/.418 with two home runs and five RBI this season.
 
4/27/2015 8:53:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar left Monday's game with an apparent hand injury.
Insight: Andrelton Simmons spiked Escobar sliding into third base. Stay tuned.
 
4/22/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar is 9-for-24 with two doubles and an RBI in his career versus Cardinals starter John Lackey.
Insight: Escobar also has hits in the last three games. He also has two home runs in that stretch, so make sure Escobar is in the lineup on Wednesday.
 
4/21/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar hit a walkoff homer Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: He did so in the 10th off Carlos Villanueva. It was Escobar's lone hit in the game in fuve at-bats, and he now has two home runs and two RBIs overall.
 
4/21/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar (groin) will play Tuesday night.
Insight: He was questionable coming in after missing the past two games. Escobar will bat sixth against Lance Lynn and the Cardinals.
 
4/21/2015 10:04:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar is questionable for Tuesday's game against St. Louis due to a groin issue.
Insight: Escobar is hitting .286 with a home run and RBI in 11 games this season. his last game was Friday night so he's had four days to rest.
 
4/17/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar left Friday's game after tweaking his groin according to MLB.com.
Insight: The team is going to see how Escobar feels on Saturday before sending him to the disabled list. Escobar is hitting .286 with a home run and RBI in 11 games this season.
 
3/7/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar has a Grade 1 oblique strain says Matt Williams and he'll take the next 7-10 days off, according to James Wagner of the Washington Post.
Insight: It wasn't supposed to be serious, but Escobar will miss significant time. Escobar is a low-end fantasy shortstop who batted .258 last season with seven homers, 39 RBI and 33 runs in 476 at-bats.
 
3/6/2015 11:50:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar lwill have his sore back examined by a doctor Friday.
Insight: It isn't supposed to be serious, but Escobar will be checked out. Escobar has never been a fantasy stud, but is a low-end fantasy option and in a solid National lineup has some more upside than he had in Tampa Bay the past two seasons.
 
9/23/2014 8:34:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a left knee sprain according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Escobar slid awkwardly into home plate. He is being called day-to-day.
 
Hot9/16/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar has an enticing matchup tonight against Yankees' right-hander Michael Pineda.
Insight: Not only does Escobar have good numbers against Pineda (6-for12 with 2 HR and 5 RBI) during his career, he also has been on a tear lately. Over the past seven days, Escobar is 9-for-22 with three homeruns and six RBI's. If he is not in your lineup, get him in there for tonight's game.
 
8/25/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar won't be traded to the Athletics, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: The A's claimed Escobar off revocable waivers, but the Rays have pulled him back. Escobar's offense has been in decline for years and he also has a negative UZR at shortstop for the first time in his career. As a result, he's been worse than replacement level this season (-0.1 WAR).
 
8/3/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar is 6-for-10 (.600) against Angels starter Jered Weaver.
Insight: Escobar has hit safely in six of his last seven games to raise his average to is hitting just .256 with four homers and a .665 OPS. He might be worth a flier Sunday.
 
7/20/2014 12:49:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar owns a .583 average against Minnesota's Kevin Correia.
Insight: Escobar is hitting just .249 with four homers and a .657 OPS in 281 at-bats this season so he won't cost you much Sunday, but he could be a good option against Correia. He's gone 7-for-12 with two doubles against the right-hander.
 
6/30/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar (shoulder) hasn't played since June 24.
Insight: Escobar was not in the lineup for the sixth straight game Monday against the Yankees. He's hitting just .244 with four homers, so it's not a big loss for fantasy owners.
 
6/26/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar is questionable for Friday's game against Baltimore due to a sore right shoulder.
Insight: Escobar sat out Wednesday's game, but could return for Friday's contest. He's not putting up fantasy-worthy numbers (.244, 4 HR, 22 RBI) and hasn't been there since a solid 2011 season.
 
6/1/2014 1:08:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a tight quad, according to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Escobar exited Friday's game in the tenth inning because of the injury and sat out Saturday. He tested the quad in pre-game warmups Sunday and determined he isn't ready to play.
 

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