New addition Yunel Escobar is slated to be the Washington Nationals‘ starting second baseman in 2015, but the ninth-year veteran has gotten off to a less-than-ideal start with the Nats due to injury.

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Escobar Out at Least One Week with Oblique Strain

Saturday, March 7

Escobar has an opportunity to be a major contributor for a potential championship team this season, and that may ultimately be the case.

For the time being, though, Escobar will be out of action, as he is expected to miss anywhere from seven to 10 days after straining his left oblique, according to the Nationals’ official Twitter account:

While the expectation is that the Cuban utility infielder will be ready for the start of the season, oblique injuries can be tricky to deal with.

Since the MLB season is such a long and arduous one, the best option for both Escobar and the Nats is to take a cautious approach in the coming days and weeks.


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