Nationals Release Veteran Infielder

The Washington Nationals have released veteran infielder Alcides Escobar. 

With rookie Luis Garcia taking over as the club's leading shortstop and, now, Luke Voit joining the team, there was only a limited reserve role for Escobar. Rather than using him in that role for the rest of the season, the Nationals have granted him an outright release.

The thirty-five-year-old didn't exactly earn a stay on the team, as he was hitting a disappointing .218/.260/.282, with no home runs and just eight RBIs. 

It remains to be seen now if Escobar will look to another team to offer his services to, or if he'll decide to finally hang up his cleats for good. 

A veteran of 13 MLB seasons, Escobar has played with the Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, and the Washington Nationals sporting an all-time average of .258/.295/.345, with 45 home runs, 478 RBIs, and 178 stolen bases across 1552 games. 

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