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YUNIEL ESCOBAR RUMORS

Yunel Escobar is having a spectacular season at the plate for the Washington Nationals

While 22-year-old right fielder Bryce Harper has drawn most of the attention this season for the Washington Nationals, third baseman Yunel Escobar is having a stellar season at the plate for the Nats. For the year, Escobar is hitting .322 with 83 hits, including nine doubles and four home runs. He has the highest average among qualified third basemen in the National League and the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar has been an Important Piece in the Washington Nationals Lineup

MILWAUKEE, WI – JUNE 14: Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Yunel Escobar #5 celebrate after reaching on a RBI double hit by Clint Robinson during the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 14, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) During the 2014 offseason, the Washington Nationals decided to...
Via The Sports Journal
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar hits walk-off home run, slides headfirst into home plate

So Yunel Escobar's walk-off home run to bail out Drew Storen and the Nats last night (video above) was pretty great. But the GIF of Escobar's headfirst slide into home plate after the fact is pretty much the greatest thing ever. It features the slide, a Gatorade shower, Denard Span freaking out over getting hit with said Gatorade, and a majestic Bryce Harper hair flip: #Walkoff
Via Nationals Enquirer
April 22, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via NESN.com
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
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