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Max Scherzer throws second no-hitter of the season

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer tossed his second no-hitter of the season on Saturday night against the Mets—a feat that no other MLB pitcher had achieved in a regular season since Nolan Ryan did in 1973. Scherzer struck out 17 batters and did not give up a walk. He was a Yunel Escobar error in the sixth inning away from throwing a perfect game, and he’s the first...
Via The Sports Daily
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Yunel Escobar Exits Game after Colliding with Wall, Fan

Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar exited Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning after running into the wall and fan sitting along the third base line. Escobar chased down a foul ball hit by Ryan Braun. Trying to make an over-the-shoulder catch, he banged against the short wall. His momentum sent him face-first into the chest of a standing Nationals’...
Via KCM Sports
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: What you need to know about Yunel Escobar

Yunel Escobar The Washington Nationals have recently answered their second base question with the recent arrival of Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics. The infielder came to Washington out of a deal that traded Tyler Clippard to the A’s. Escobar was only with the A’s for a week, but before that he played shortstop with the Tampa Bay Rays for two seasons. Now that he is...
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

A's acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar

After an offseason that has seen him purge the Oakland Athletics of their Major League talent, general manager Billy Beane has apparently pulled off a rather big trade. According to multiple media reports, Oakland has acquired All-Star Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for John Jaso and two minor league players. This move fills a ton of...
Via Sportsnaut
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays notes: SS Yunel Escobar welcomed back into lineup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays welcomed back Yunel Escobar on Friday, marking the end to the shortstop's absence since he was placed on the disabled list July 1 (retroactive to June 25) with a sore right shoulder. To make room for Escobar, reliever Jake McGee was placed on the paternity list after the birth of his daughter, Rowen Beth, on Thursday. Escobar, 31, appeared...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar stolen base triggers Rays-Red Sox fight (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A bench-clearing fight between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox during Sunday's game at Tropicana Field was triggered by the Red Sox getting upset with Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar stealing third base with a 5-run lead.It happened in the seventh inning with the Rays holding an 8-3 lead with two outs and Escobar at second base. The Red Sox...
Via Holdout Sports
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Three players ejected during Rays-Red Sox brawl

The intensity in Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field reached its apex in the seventh inning when the benches emptied and three players were ejected. It all started when Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar stole third base while no one was covering it. He then started shouting at the Red Sox dugout and pointed his finger in the same direction...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Rays in bench-clearing fight over Yunel Escobar stolen base (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Three players were ejected from Sunday’s Boston Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game after a fight broke out when the Red Sox took exception to Yunel Escobar stealing a base with a 5-run lead late in the game. The Rays were up 8-3 in the bottom of the seventh with […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays, Yunel Escobar agree to 2-year, $13 million extension

Yunel Escobar has found a home through at least 2016. On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays announced a two-year contract extension for the shortstop covering 2015 and 2016 with a one-year club option for 2017. The extension is worth a guaranteed $13 million and replaces the 2015 club option. "Having this infield together is a big reason we did it," Escobar told reporters through an interpreter...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Slick-fielding Escobar finds a home with Rays

Yunel Escobar is coming off the best season of his career, and the Tampa Bay Rays believe their slick-fielding shortstop can be even better in 2014. The native of Cuba shrugged off a slow start to post solid numbers offensively a year ago, however stellar defense was his biggst contribution to a team that reached the playoffs for the fourth time in six seasons. Largely viewed as...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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