MLB: Incredible! Nationals player catches one-handed bat in dugout

In the eight years of the Venezuelan Alcides Escobar with the Kansas City Royals, became known for his defense. He has an American League Gold Glove award to prove it.

Now with the Washington NationalsEscobar’s abilities seem to carry over beyond the shortstop position, however, if his work in Friday night’s 9-8 loss to the Colorado Rockies at Nationals Park is something for which It has to happen:

Washington’s infielder, Luis García, was facing Colorado’s right closer, Carlos Estévez, when he lost his bat to a fan. Garcia’s log flew into the net over the Nats’ dugout before landing on a crowd of teammates, giving Escobar a chance to grab the falling wood with one hand.

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Escobar, who was out of the majors in 2019 and 2020, has made many brilliant plays since joining the Nationals in July. But still, this one could probably lead his ’21 highlights reel.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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