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Nationals Call Up ‘Future at Shortstop' Luis García, Place Alcides Escobar on IL

Nats call up ‘future at shortstop’ García, place Escobar on IL originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. Luis García has made it back to the majors. The Nationals called up their 22-year-old shortstop Wednesday to replace Alcides Escobar, who landed on the 10-Day Injured List with a right hamstring strain. He was listed in their lineup batting seventh for their series finale against the New York Mets.
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Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Managing hamstring cramps

Escobar checked out fine after leaving Tuesday's game against the Mets with hamstring cramps, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Escobar suffered the injury while making a diving attempt in the field Tuesday, but it doesn't sound like a serious issue.
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Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Leaves with apparent injury

Escobar was removed from Tuesday's game against the Mets with an apparent right leg injury, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports. The veteran infielder suffered the injury while making a diving play at shortstop, and he was helped off the field by the training staff. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but Escobar's availability for Wednesday's series finale in New York is now in question.
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Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Riding pine Thursday

Escobar isn't starting Thursday against the Rockies, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports. Escobar has lost out on some playing time at shortstop recently, and he'll head to the bench for the fourth time in the last six games while Dee Strange-Gordon starts at shortstop and bats eighth. Over 13 games since the start of May, Escobar has hit .256 with a triple, a double, three RBI and two runs.
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Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Scratched from lineup

Escobar was scratched from the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers for an undisclosed reason. Escobar was initially listed as the starting shortstop Saturday, but the Nationals issued a new lineup with Dee Strange-Gordon starting at shortstop and batting ninth. It's not yet clear whether Escobar is dealing with an injury or whether he'll be available off the bench.
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Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Not in Saturday's lineup

Escobar isn't starting Saturday against the Astros. Escobar returned to the lineup Friday against Houston and went 0-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout. He'll get a breather Saturday while Dee Strange-Gordon starts at shortstop and bats eighth.
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Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Returns to action Friday

Escobar (finger) is starting at shortstop and batting eighth Friday against the Astros. Escobar was sidelined the past three games while dealing with an infection under the nail of his left index finger, but he's been cleared to retake the field Friday. The veteran infielder has hits in six of he past seven contests and is 11-for-25 with a triple, a double, three RBI and three runs during that stretch.
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Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Remains out

Escobar (finger) is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports. Dee Strange-Gordon will draw a third consecutive start at shortstop while Escobar continues to experience pain in his left index finger while he deals with an infection nail. If the issue persists heading into the weekend, Escobar could be a candidate to go on the 10-day injured list.
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Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Late scratch Tuesday

Escobar was scratched from the lineup Tuesday against the Mets for unspecified reasons. Escobar was penciled in to start at shortstop, per usual, but was instead removed from the starting nine a little over an hour prior to first pitch. He should be considered day-to-day until more information in available, while Dee Strange-Gordon starts at shortstop in Escobar's place.
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Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Not in lineup

Escobar will sit Saturday against the Angels, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports. Escobar has struggled at the plate this season, hitting 205/.271/.256, though he does have nine hits in his last six games. Dee Strange-Gordon will take over at shortstop Saturday.
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Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Takes seat Sunday

Escobar is not in the lineup Sunday against the Giants. Escobar started the first two games of the series and will head to the bench despite going 5-for-8 with a double, two RBI and two runs. Lucius Fox will step in at shortstop Sunday for Washington.
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Washington Nationals news & notes: Davey Martinez on Victor Robles at the plate; Alcides Escobar caught stealing 3B + more

Kevin Long, who worked with Victor Robles over four years in the nation’s capital before he signed on to become the Philadelphia Phillies’ hitting coach this past winter, said whoever replaced him had a tough job ahead of them in trying to get the 24-year-old outfielder back on track after two seasons of struggles in 2020-21.
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Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Hits bench for evening game

Escobar will sit for the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader against Arizona, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports. Escobar went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI as the Nationals won the day game by a 6-1 score. Lucius Fox takes over as the shortstop for the nightcap.
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Alcides Escobar Takes Pickoff Throw to the Junk, Somehow Stays in Game

Alcides Escobar is far stronger than I am. On Thursday night, Escobar was on first base after singling in the top of the fourth inning as his Washington nationals took on the Pittsburgh Pirates. As he stepped off the base to get a lead, Pirates pitcher J.T. Brubaker fired the ball over on a pickoff move. Brubaker's throw was off target and first baseman Yoshi Tsutsugo missed it. Unfortunately, Escobar's cup made the catch.
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