Nationals 3B Escobar leaves after apparent injury
WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar has left Friday's game against Milwaukee due to an apparent injury suffered trying to catch a foul ball in the first inning.
Escobar raced after Adam Lind's popup as it sailed toward seats down the left-field line. The ball dropped on the warning track, and Escobar bumped the wall with his left thigh before his head jerked back upon hitting a fan's chest.
Escobar sat up against the wall and held his neck, and received a visit from manager Matt Williams and a member of Washington's training staff, who checked him and eventually escorted him into the dugout.
Escobar is batting .305 with nine homers and 40 RBI this season.