The Nationals will try and continue their offensive momentum on Saturday to give rookie Joe Ross some help in his MLB debut.
Danny Espinosa was supposed to return to the Nats' bench. But Escobar's injury gave him the chance to provide a big blow in Friday night's win over the Cubs.
The Nationals broke out of their offensive slump against the Cubs, en route to a 7-5 win.
Yunel Escobar was out of the Nationals' lineup Friday, his right wrist still sore following a painful check-swing the previous night.