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Team W-L L10 STRK
25-14 6-4 W1
18-19 6-4 W1
17-20 4-6 L1
17-21 5-5 L1
13-26 3-7 W1

2022 Batting

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Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .208 0 7 .522 1

Top Alcides Escobar News

  • Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Regains playing time

    Escobar will start at shortstop and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

    Late last week, Escobar appeared to have slipped behind Dee Strange-Gordon on the depth chart at shortstop, but Escobar has seemingly re-emerged as manager Dave Martinez's preferred option. Escobar will pick up his second consecutive start Wednesday and finds himself in the lineup for the fourth time in six contests.

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  • Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Losing work at shortstop

    Escobar is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Since shaking off a finger injury and returning to the lineup Friday, Escobar will sit for the second time in three contests. He may have moved into a timeshare at shortstop with Dee Strange-Gordon, who picks up the starting nod Monday. Manager Dave Martinez will likely be inclined to ride the hotter bat of the two players moving forward.

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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 his past seven contests, going 11-for-25 with a triple, a double, three RBI and three runs during that stretch.

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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: 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 in his 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: Still sidelined Wednesday

    Escobar (finger) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Dee Strange-Gordon will stick as the Nationals' shortstop for the third time in four games while Escobar sits out due to an infection on the nail of his left index finger. The Nationals don't seem too concerned about the issue, and Escobar was able to make an appearance off the bench in Tuesday's 4-2 loss, which seemingly signals that he's on track to avoid a trip to the 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: Should play Wednesday

    Escobar sat out Tuesday's loss to the Mets due to an infection under the nail on his left pointer finger, but he received treatment and should play Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Escobar was a late scratch Tuesday due to the injury but isn't expected to miss any additional time. He had a .744 OPS in 75 games for Washington last year but has struggled early in 2022 with a .220/.281/.268 slash line.

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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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  • Nationals' Alcides Escobar: On bench Thursday

    Escobar will sit Thursday against the Marlins, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Escobar finds himself on the bench for the second straight game. The 35-year-old hasn't made a strong case for everyday at-bats this season, hitting .123/.194/.140. Lucius Fox will take over at shortstop.

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  • Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Takes seat Wednesday

    Escobar is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

    The 35-year-old will be getting a routine maintenance day after starting in each of the Nationals' last six games and going 1-for-22 at the dish. Lucius Fox replaces Escobar at shortstop.

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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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  • Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Not in Tuesday's lineup

    Escobar will sit Tuesday against Atlanta.

    Escobar started the first three games of the season but now finds himself on the bench for the second time in three days. He's gone just 1-for-15 at the plate thus far, striking out seven times. Lucius Fox will take over at shortstop.

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  • Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Sitting Sunday

    Escobar is not in Sunday's lineup against the Mets, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Escobar started each of the team's first three games, though he has collected only one hit in 10 plate appearances while striking out five times. Lucius Fox will take over at shortstop while hitting eighth.

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  • Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Draws back into lineup

    Escobar (neck) will start at shortstop and bat seventh in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Escobar sat out Monday's game against the Cardinals with neck stiffness, but he'll be back in action for the Nationals' spring finale. Assuming Escobar avoids any setbacks Tuesday, he'll be set to open the season as Washington's everyday shortstop after Luis Garcia was unable to supplant him atop the depth chart before being optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Escobar's top backup, Ehire Adrianza (quadriceps), is set to open the season on the injured list, so Lucius Fox will step into the backup role at shortstop but isn't expected to see much use behind Escobar.

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  • Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Dealing with stiff neck

    Escobar won't play in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals due to a stiff neck, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    The Nationals are viewing Escobar as day-to-day for now, but the timing of the injury is less than ideal with the team's season opener versus the Mets just three days away. With Escobar's health suddenly in question and Ehire Adrianza (quadriceps) on track to begin the season on the injured list, the Nationals brought up Lucius Fox from Triple-A Rochester to provide some extra insurance at shortstop. Fox would most likely pick up the Opening Day start Thursday if Escobar can't go.

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  • Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Could be Opening Day shortstop

    Escobar "is going to play every day" this season according to Nationals manager Dave Martinez, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

    It's a bit of a head-scratcher why Martinez would commit to a 35-year-old starting shortstop in Escobar instead of handing the reins to 21-year-old Luis Garcia, who was thought to be the heir apparent to Trea Turner, but the manager wants the youngster to prove he's ready for a starting role in the majors. "I want to make sure that Luis, when he's in the big leagues, that he's going to stay," Martinez said Friday. "I really don't want him to platoon; I want him to play every day. And he did a lot better last year against left-handed pitching, which was good, so I want to see him consistently do the little things every day." This could just be a motivational tool directed at Garcia, but he has minor-league options left and if he does wind beginning the season at Triple-A, Escobar would have the shortstop job to himself. The former Royal batted .288/.340/.404 in 75 games for the Nats last season, his first in MLB since 2018, but even in a starting role his lack of power or speed would make him a marginal fantasy option.

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  • Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Remaining in Washington

    Escobar agreed to a one-year deal to remain a National on Tuesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Escobar performed capably in 75 games for the Nationals this season, hitting .288/.340/.404. He comes with minimal upside, as he's heading into his age-35 season and owns a career 72 wRC+, but he should remain a serviceable backup at the very least heading into next season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs
Birthplace: La Sabana, Venezuela
Age: 35
Experience: 10
Bats/Throws: R, R