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Washington Post Jul 27, 2015

Nats Journal: Mets trade for Tyler Clippard, ending Nationals’ pursuit

Until this afternoon, the Nationals were still in the mix for old friend Tyler Clippard, the steady right-handed reliever and fan and clubhouse favorite whom the Nationals traded to Oakland for Yunel Escobar this offseason. But there will be no reunion. The New York Mets traded for him instead, sending 6-foot-7 right-handed pitching prospect Casey Meisner to Oakland, eliminating one of several back-end relief options the Nationals were considering ahead of Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jul 23, 2015

Nats Journal: Yunel Escobar receives good news following test on wrist

Yunel Escobar underwent a CT scan, essentially a high-quality X-ray, on his left wrist and hand and results were good, according to Nationals Manager Matt Williams. Although Escobar is out of Thursday’s lineup against the Pirates, Williams said the third baseman is available off the bench.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jul 23, 2015

Nats Journal: Yunel Escobar not in Nationals lineup tonight vs. Pirates

As expected after he left Wednesday’s game in the second inning with what looked like a painful hand or wrist injury, Yunel Escobar is not in the Nationals lineup tonight against the Pirates. He was listed on the lineup card, meaning he is not on the disabled list for now.Read full article >>

Stock Watch: Do Nats have reliable eighth inning option?

Each week this season, we’ll take the temperature of the Nationals roster to see whose stock is rising or falling.   Record: 3-3 Team slash: .203/.277/.316 Team ERA: 3.83 Runs per game:  3.3   STOCK UP   Yunel Escobar, 3B: .318 AVG/ .591 SLG/ .909 OPS  The Nationals have to hope that Escobar’s latest injury isn’t…

Plenty of contributors in Nats’ comeback win

As if it wasn’t clear already, the second-inning departure of Yunel Escobar due to injury gave the Nats yet another reminder that if they are to win games these days, they are going to have to do so without the contributions of some of their biggest names. Escobar exited with a left wrist injury, another…
MASN Sports Jul 22, 2015

Yunel Escobar's X-rays on left hand/wrist negative, but he'll need more tests - Byron Kerr

Following the Nationals' 4-3 win over the Mets, manager Matt Williams confirmed that third baseman Yunel Escobar has an injured left hand and wrist. He has been dealing with an injury to that area from earlier in the season. Escobar...
Washington Post Jul 22, 2015

Nats Journal: Yunel Escobar leaves Wednesday’s game with apparent injury

Yunel Escobar faced Noah Syndergaard to start the top of the second inning of Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Mets and found himself in a 1-1 count against the 22-year-old righty. Syndergaard threw him a 96 mile per hour sinker inside, and Escobar started to swing, then halted. As he did so, the bat flew out of his hands and Escobar spun around, boring himself into the dirt where he lay on his back — seemingly in pain — for a minute or two. Trainer Lee Kuntz examined Escobar’s left hand and wrist area.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Jul 22, 2015

Escobar leaves game against Mets with apparent injury

Yunel Escobar left Wednesday's game in the bottom of the second inning against the New York Mets with an apparent injury.

Escobar leaves game with apparent injury

Yunel Escobar left Wednesday’s game in the bottom of the second inning against the New York Mets with an apparent injury to his left wrist. The Nationals infielder fell to the ground after swinging at a pitch from Noah Syndergaard. He then got up clutching his left wrist as trainers and manager Matt Williams came…
Washington Post Jul 18, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals-Dodgers lineups for Saturday’s second game

The Nationals lineup for the Saturday’s second game is the same as the suspended game except for Jose Lobaton. Clint Robinson gets his third career start against a left-handed starter. Yunel Escobar is hitting cleanup against Clayton Kershaw and behind Bryce Harper. He is 3 for 8 against Kershaw in his career. The only National to ever homer against Kershaw: Harper.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jul 10, 2015

Nats Journal: Yunel Escobar back in Nationals lineup tonight against the Orioles

Gio Gonzalez tries to turn two strong starts into three Friday when he pitches against Chris Tillman and the Orioles in Baltimore. He’ll be backed by a lineup bolstered by a designated hitter, Wilson Ramos, who will get a day off from catching as Jose Lobaton is behind the plate. Yunel Escobar, who missed most of Monday’s game and all of Tuesday’s with a left hamstring strain, is back in the lineup at third base.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jul 8, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals still figuring out weekend rotation, make-up date with Reds

The heavy rains that hit Washington on Wednesday afternoon left the Nationals Park field too wet for the finale of the three-game series against Cincinnati. For a team as banged up as the Nationals, the postponement could be seen as a godsend. The Nationals already have three everyday starters on the disabled list (Anthony Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth) and two more (Yunel Escobar and Denard Span) are dealing with injuries. Coupled with Thursday’s off-day, the rest comes at an ideal time.Read full article >>
MASN Sports Jul 8, 2015

Nationals need to call up Difo if Span and Escobar not available tonight - Byron Kerr

The Nationals were significantly short handed Tuesday offensively without Denard Span (back spasms) and Yunel Escobar (left hamstring tightness). Both left Monday's game early, so the Nationals have gone close to 15 innings without their starting one and two-hole hitters....
CSN Washington Jul 7, 2015

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.

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