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Washington Post Mar 24, 2015

Nats Journal: Why Yunel Ecsobar twirls his bat, whistles while he plays

VIERA, Fla. — For many Nationals fans, Monday was the first chance to see Yunel Escobar play. And watching Escobar play, even once, is an experience. Escobar has always been known for playing with flair but, until you’ve seen it in person or up-close on television, you can’t appreciate it.Read full article >>
Washington Post Mar 23, 2015

Nats Journal: Yunel Escobar plays first game; Heath Bell released

VIERA, Fla. — After missing two and half weeks with a minor oblique strain, Yunel Escobar made his spring debut in a 7-6 win over the Yankees on a soggy Monday afternoon. Escobar played three innings, went 1 for 2 at the plate and notched an out in two chance at second base, his new position.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Mar 23, 2015

Escobar makes long-awaited debut for Nats

Yunel Escobar finally makes his spring training debut today as the Nationals face the Yankees in Viera. Join the live game thread on Nats Insider!
Washington Post Mar 23, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals-Yankees lineups and discussion thread

VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals will host the Yankees on Monday and then have their first off day of the spring on Tuesday. Doug Fister will be stretched out to five innings for the first time this spring. After recovering from a mild oblique strain, Yunel Escobar will make his spring debut, starting at second base and hitting leadoff so that he can get more at-bats.Read full article >>
Washington Post Mar 23, 2015

Nats Journal: The Nationals’ many bench options

VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals will take the field for the first game of the season in two weeks. And even though opening day is quickly approaching, the state of the Nationals roster could still be in flux. Injuries to Yunel Escobar and Anthony Rendon, and the rehab of Jayson Werth, have added uncertainty to several positions.Read full article >>
Washington Post Mar 7, 2015

Nats Journal: Yunel Escobar diagnosed with an oblique strain

Nationals second baseman Yunel Escobar is dealing with a grade 1 oblique strain, the lowest possible severity of the side muscle injury, and will rest between seven and 10 days, Manager Matt Williams said. Escobar was scratched from Thursday’s spring training opener because of what the team described as general body soreness.Read full article >>

Escobar out 7-10 days with oblique strain

VIERA, Fla. — Yunel Escobar has a Grade 1 left oblique strain and will be shut down 7-to-10 days, but the Nationals believe their new second baseman will be ready for Opening Day. Escobar was diagnosed with the minor strain after complaining of a stiff back, which forced him to be scratched from his scheduled…
CSN Washington Mar 6, 2015

Escobar having stiff back examined by doctor

Yunel Escobar, still bothered by a stiff back, is being examined today by a doctor in Viera.

Escobar having back examined by doctor

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Yunel Escobar, still dealing with a stiff back, was due to be examined by a Nationals team doctor Friday, a potentially negative development for the club’s new second baseman. Escobar, who was scratched from his scheduled spring debut Thursday evening, hadn’t shown improvement Friday morning at the Nationals’ complex in…
Washington Post Mar 6, 2015

Nats Journal: Yunel Escobar to see doctor Friday after experiencing back soreness

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Yunel Escobar will see a doctor Friday after experiencing soreness in his back this week, Nationals Manager Matt Williams said before Friday’s game against the Braves. Escobar, who was not scheduled to make the trip to the Wide World of Sports complex anyway, missed a workout earlier this week because of illness and asthma issues. He was scratched from yesterday’s lineup because of “general soreness.”Read full article >>
Washington Post Mar 5, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals vs. Mets spring training live updates and discussion thread: Game 1

PREGAME: Baseball is back. The Nationals open Grapefruit League play with an evening (weird, right?) game against the Mets in Viera. Max Scherzer, the Nationals’ splashy $210-million winter addition, makes his first start in a Nationals uniform. He’ll face off against Bartolo Colon. Since the game isn’t televised, we’ll provide updates here every inning. The lineup is here. Yunel Escobar was scratched about 45 minutes before the game with general soreness. As always, discuss the game below.Read full article >>

Escobar scratched from opener with “general soreness”

VIERA, Fla. — Yunel Escobar had to be scratched from his Nationals debut Thursday with “general soreness” from extra work he has been doing at second base, according to a club official. Escobar was scheduled to be in the lineup for the Nationals’ Grapefruit League opener against the Mets, batting seventh and starting at his…
Rays Index Mar 2, 2015

Yunel Escobar was upset when he was traded by the Rays

In the past month and a half Yunel Escobar has been traded twice, has been forced to switch positions, and he wasn’t happy about any of it. Escobar was “upset” about being traded by the Rays to the Oakland A’s as part of the Ben Zobrist deal according to James […]

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