2:52 AM EDT, Wed July 08, 2015
CSN Washington 9 hours ago

Span gets MRI; plus updates on Escobar and Zim

After leaving the Nats' loss on Monday night with injuries, both Denard Span and Yunel Escobar remained out the starting lineup on Tuesday.

Span gets MRI, Escobar sits, Zim still not ready to play

After leaving the Nats’ loss to the Reds on Monday night with injuries, both Denard Span and Yunel Escobar remained out the starting lineup on Tuesday. Span continues to deal with nagging back spasms, while Escobar is nursing a tight left hamstring. Span had an MRI on Tuesday morning and will find out the results…
Washington Post 11 hours ago

Nats Journal: Denard Span, Yunel Escobar out of tonight’s Nationals lineup

Denard Span (back) and Yunel Escobar (hamstring) are out of Tuesday’s lineup. Each left Monday’s game with injuries. More to come on each later. Danny Espinosa starts at third base instead of Escobar and Michael A. Taylor starts in center field.Read full article >>

Span and Escobar go down again

It has become an all-too-familiar scene for the Nationals, a player leaving a game early with an apparent injury. And when it happened twice on Monday night, to two of the club’s most-important and most-productive veterans, it could only leave everyone in the organization hoping neither Denard Span nor Yunel Escobar was seriously hurt. The…
Washington Post Jun 28, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals-Phillies discussion thread: Games 74 and 75

Bryce Harper and Denard Span are back in the Nationals lineup for game one of today’s true doubleheader, one necessitated when yesterday’s game was rained out after one and a half innings. The Nationals will start Stephen Strasburg in game one, and announce their game two starter between games. Yunel Escobar is still out of the Nationals lineup for game one, sidelined by a swollen and sore left hand that was  hit by a pitch Friday night.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Jun 27, 2015

Harper, Escobar, Span all out of Nats lineup again

Bryce Harper, Denard Span and Yunel Escobar all were out of the Nationals' lineup Saturday, leaving manager Matt Williams with another makeshift lineup.
Washington Post Jun 27, 2015

Nats Journal: Injury updates for Denard Span, Yunel Escobar

PHILADELPHIA — When Phillies starter Aaron Harang hit Yunel Escobar with a pitch in the left hand Friday night, the Washington Nationals’ Friday night lineup was already without — from left to right — Jayson Werth, Denard Span, Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman. Escobar fell on the ground, doubled over in pain, and chatted for a few minutes with Manager Matt Williams and Nationals Trainer Lee Kuntz. By the bottom of the first, the Nationals were without Escobar, too.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Jun 26, 2015

Escobar becomes latest Nats injury concern

Yunel Escobar became the latest member of the Nationals lineup to leave with an injury Friday night. Here's the latest on his left hand.

Escobar’s hand swollen but not broken after HBP

PHILADELPHIA — Yunel Escobar became the latest member of the Nationals’ starting lineup to succumb to injury Friday night, forced out of his team’s game against the Phillies after getting struck in the left hand by a first-inning Aaron Harang fastball. Preliminary X-rays were negative, according to manager Matt Williams, but Escobar’s hand remained sore…
Washington Post Jun 20, 2015

Nats Journal: With Yunel Escobar ailing, Ian Desmond back in the lineup

For the second straight day, shortstop Ian Desmond was not in the Nationals’ lineup — until about 30 minutes before game time when Yunel Escobar was scratched with a stomach bug. Manager Matt Williams was giving him another day to rest, to clear his head. He is 9 for his last 75, taking pitches he normally drives, swinging at pitches he should not be.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jun 19, 2015

Nats Journal: Yunel Escobar notches third five-hit game this season

It took Yunel Escobar 1,096 career games before he notched the first five-hit game of his career. He went 5 for 5 on May 4 against the Marlins. And now, in the 38 games since, he has done it twice more, punctuated by Thursday’s 5 for 5 day against the Rays.Read full article >>

Patrick Reddington: Escobar's drive to another five-hit night

Yunel Escobar's first 5-for-5 game of the season, in a 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins in early May, took him from a .271/.326/.376 line to .311/.361/.411 in one night. The 32-year-old Nationals infielder singled the Fish to death in...
Washington Post Jun 16, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals-Rays discussion thread: Game 65

The Nationals have a chance to finish a grueling three-city, 10-game roadtrip at .500 tonight, but need a win against Alex Colome and the Rays. Tanner Roark starts for Washington, and will have Bryce Harper back in right field behind him. Harper DH’ed Monday, as his knee was still sore from being plunked there Saturday. Yunel Escobar will be the designated hitter Tuesday, with Anthony Rendon at third, Danny Espinosa at second, and Clint Robinson at first.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jun 9, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals vs. Yankees discussion thread: Game 58

Denard Span left Sunday’s game in the eighth with back spasms, but he is back in Tuesday’s lineup. Ryan Zimmerman, who was given Sunday off, is also back. Matt Williams slotted Zimmerman into the second spot in the order this weekend, hoping to get him going at the plate. He is back in the fifth spot Tuesday, protecting Bryce Harper as Anthony Rendon bumps up to second. Yunel Escobar will be the designated hitter and hit third.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jun 9, 2015

Nats Journal: Tonight’s Nationals-Yankees lineups

Denard Span left Sunday’s game with back spasms, a problem he said he’d never had before, and hoped would calm down on Monday’s off day. It did, apparently, as Span will play center field and leadoff tonight against the Yankees. First baseman Ryan Zimmerman, given a day off Sunday, is back in the lineup, hitting behind Bryce Harper again.  Yunel Escobar will be the designated hitter, allowing Washington to use its best defensive infield with Danny Espinosa at second and Anthony Rendon at third.Read full article >>

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