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Nationals | Yunel Escobar out Tuesday

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:38:33 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is not starting Tuesday, July 7, against the Cincinnati Reds. 2B Danny Espinosa has shifted over to third for this game, and 2B Dan Uggla is at second base.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) should be removed from your lineup until he is 100 percent. Espinosa ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has a price tag that may be a bit high, but he is a .273 hitter against Reds starter Johnny Cueto.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar injures hamstring

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:45:33 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hamstring) left the game Monday, July 6, against the Cincinnati Reds due to tightness in his left hamstring.

Fantasy Tip: If Escobar ($4,100; or 8.2% of cap) is forced to miss time due to the injury, Danny Espinosa ($3,900; or 7.8% of cap) would likely play third base with a regular role possibly opening for Dan Uggla ($1,900; or 3.8% of cap) at second.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MASNSports.com - Dan Kolko

Nationals | Yunel Escobar departs early

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:12:55 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Yunel Escobar (undisclosed) was lifted from the game Monday, July 6, against the Cincinnati Reds due to an apparent lower body injury. He was stretching his legs on the base paths before departing.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain as to the exact source and severity of Escobar's ($4,100; or 8.2% of cap) injury, but he should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any lingering effects of his injury.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar out Saturday

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:58:03 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) is not in the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, June 27. INF Danny Espinosa will start at the hot corner and bat third, with 2B Dan Uggla manning second base and batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is sidelined due to a swollen hand, so Espinosa ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) will slide over from the keystone position to cover third base. Uggla $1,900, 3.8% of cap) is only batting .231 this month and is not a great FantasyScore option.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar has swollen hand

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:11:33 -0700

Updating a previous report, preliminary X-rays for Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) came back negative, although his hand was swollen.

Fantasy Tip: It remains unknown how much time Escobar ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) will miss. INF Danny Espinosa ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) could see regular playing time at either second base or third base in the immediate future, as a result of 2B Anthony Rendon (quadriceps) landing on the disabled list Friday. If Escobar is also out for a while, 2B Dan Uggla ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) could see regular time at the keystone position, with Espinosa sliding over to the hot corner. Espinosa should be grabbed as infield depth in NL-only and deep mixed leagues, while Uggla only has value in NL-only leagues if he is guaranteed regular at-bats.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar injures hand

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:31:40 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) was removed from the game early with a hand injury Friday, June 26. 2B Dan Uggla entered the game at second base, shifting 2B Danny Espinosa to the hot corner.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) appeared to be in quite a bit of pain after being hit by a pitch, but he remained in the game shortly before being removed. The Nats have been decimated by injuries recently, with Anthony Rendon (quadriceps) going on the DL today. Espinosa ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) will certainly be an everyday player with Rendon out, and Uggla ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) could become a starter, too, if Escobar's injury is serious. Espinosa is worth adding in deep mixed and NL-only leagues for middle infield depth, but Uggla should strictly be an NL commodity for desperate owners if Escobar goes on the DL, too.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar back in lineup

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 07:26:39 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Yunel Escobar (illness) is back in the starting lineup Sunday, June 21, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Escobar will hit second in the order against RHP Charlie Morton.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) had a 5-for-5 game Thursday, against the Tampa Bay Rays, then he went 1-for-4 Friday, against the Pirates. Escobar has continued to crush right-handed pitching this season, and he frequently outperforms his price.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar scratched Saturday

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:54:37 -0700

Washington Nationals INF Yunel Escobar (stomach) has been scratched from the starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, June 20, because of a stomach bug. As a result, SS Ian Desmond will start at shortstop and bat seventh, with INF Danny Espinosa, who was originally scheduled to play shortstop, moving over to second base. OF Bryce Harper has been moved up to the No. 3 spot in the batting order, with C Wilson Ramos now batting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Remove Escobar ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) from all fantasy lineups. Desmond ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) only has nine hits in 63 at-bats this month and should be avoided in FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Chelsea Janes

Nationals | Five hits for Yunel Escobar

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 20:26:25 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar went 5-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, June 18.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) just keeps hitting, and his average is up to .331 on the year. His steady bat and friendly price tag makes him a solid addition to FantasyScore lineups most nights.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar shifted to leadoff spot

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:30:29 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar is bating first and playing third base against Tampa Bay Rays SP Steven Geltz Wednesday, June 17.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has been one of the most consistent hitters in the league this season, and he currently sports a five-game hitting streak and .322 batting average for the season. He stands as an excellent value play for FantasyScore players Wednesday, especially at his near-minimum cap hit.

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