Escobar is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale at Cincinnati, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports. Escobar hit his first home run as a Diamondback on Saturday, but will head to the bench after starting the last 11 games. Daniel Descalso will start at third base for Arizona against Cincinnati starter Luis Castillo.
Escobar went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk against the Reds on Saturday. Escobar's 16th blast, which tagged starter Matt Harvey, also plated A.J. Pollock. This marked Escobar's first home run since joining the Diamondbacks via trade last month, but he's now hitting .311 with nine RBI and seven runs scored wearing his new uniform. He's still a useful mixed-league fantasy piece with his .278/.339/.511 slash line, 72 RBI and 52 runs in 460 plate appearances.
Escobar went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Phillies. Escobar put Arizona up 3-0 with a sacrifice fly in the third inning before extending the lead to 6-0 with a two-run double in the seventh. The 29-year-old has been locked in since joining the Diamondbacks at the of July, going 13-for-39 with five doubles and seven RBI in 10 games.
Escobar went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a walk and a run Monday in the Diamondbacks' 3-2 win over the Phillies in 14 innings. Escobar has remained a doubles machine since joining the Diamondbacks ahead of the trade deadline, collecting four two-baggers in his eight starts with his new team. He leads the majors with 41 doubles and is on pace to record 58, which would rank as the second-best single-season mark of this century.
Escobar went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Diamondbacks' 9-5 loss to the Rangers on Monday. The Diamondbacks' acquisition of Escobar has already started to pay dividends with the infielder turning in a pair of two-hit performances in his two starts with his new club. Escobar, who served as Arizona's No. 2 hitter Monday, should be locked into a full-time role at third base in addition to a prominent lineup spot while Jake Lamb (shoulder) remains on the disabled list.
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