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Alcides Escobar | Shortstop

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alcides Escobar (finger) singled in one of his four plate appearances in his return to the lineup Tuesday.
Escobar was lifted from Sunday's game and was a late scratch Monday due to a split nail bed on his right index finger. He's expected to be fine. Jul 1 - 8:39 AM

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Alcides Escobar (finger) was a late scratch from the Royals' lineup Monday.

Escobar had to be pulled from Sunday's game because of a split nail on his right index finger. He admitted prior to Monday's game that he's having some pain when he throws and the Royals have decided to play it safe and scratch him. Consider Escobar day-to-day.
Jun 29 - 7:02 PM

Alcides Escobar (finger) is back in the Royals' lineup Monday.

Escobar was lifted from Sunday's game due to a split nail bed on his right index finger. He admitted that he's having some pain when he throws, but it's not enough to keep him out of the lineup.
Jun 29 - 5:44 PM

Alcides Escobar was removed from Sunday's game against the Athletics due to a split nail bed on his right index finger.

It doesn't sound as though the injury is serious, and being the gamer that Escobar is, expect to see him in the lineup for Monday's game against the Astros in Houston.
Jun 28 - 6:45 PM

Alcides Escobar went 3-for-4 with a double, a steal and two runs scored as the Royals edged the Brewers 3-2 on Thursday.

Escobar was struggling until getting to face the Brewers four times; he went 8-for-18 with six RBI and five runs scored as the Royals won all four games. That'll probably secure his position in the leadoff spot for a few more weeks.
Jun 18 - 11:50 PM

Alcides Escobar was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Monday against the Brewers.

Escobar had RBI singles in the sixth inning and the eighth against his former team. The 28-year-old has served as the Royals' regular leadoff man this season despite an underwhelming .259/.292/.344 batting line. While he averaged 28 stolen bases from 2011-2014, he has just four steals in six tries so far this season.
Jun 16 - 12:28 AM

Alcides Escobar went 0-for-4 as the Royals' leadoff hitter Friday, dropping his average to .260.

It will be interesting to see if Ned Yost drops Escobar down to the bottom of the order where he belongs. His OBP stands at .290, as he has just seven walks in 204 at-bats.
Jun 13 - 1:46 AM

Alcides Escobar had two hits, a double and two runs scored Wednesday against the Indians.

Escobar had scored a total of three runs in his last 13 games. He's just treading water in the leadoff spot for the Royals, and it'd still be ideal if he were batting ninth, rather than first.
Jun 3 - 11:18 PM

Alcides Escobar went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a steal in Thursday's win over the Rangers.

Escobar hit a two-run single off of Ross Detwiler in the fourth inning and later added another RBI single in the top of the sixth. The 28-year-old was picked off Thursday and is just 2-for-4 in stolen base attempts so far this season, but he's batting .318/.356/.427 with a home run, 14 RBI and 16 runs scored through 26 games.
May 14 - 5:35 PM

Alcides Escobar blasted a home run on the first pitch of the game on Saturday, leading the Royals to a 6-2 victory over the Tigers in Detroit.

He also added on an RBI single, finishing the afternoon 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He's off to a fine start to his 2015 campaign, hitting .301/.333/.398 with a homer, 11 RBI and two stolen bases.
May 9 - 3:49 PM

Royals activated SS Alcides Escobar from the 7-day disabled list.

Escobar needed barely over a minimum stay on the concussion DL. The shortstop returns to a .291/.329/.367 batting line with two steals and 10 runs scored over 19 games this season.
May 8 - 3:09 PM

Alcides Escobar (concussion) won't return Thursday.

Escobar was able to take infield practice and batting practice on Wednesday and there was some hope that he would be activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list for Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Indians. But the Royals will give the speedy shortstop at least one more day of rest. Christian Colon is at shortstop for Kansas City on Thursday.
May 7 - 11:35 AM

Alcides Escobar (head) took infield and batting practice Wednesday afternoon without issue.

Escobar was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list retroactive to April 29. He could return Thursday, but the Royals aren't revealing their plans for him quite yet. The speedy shortstop was batting .291/.329/.367 with two steals and 10 runs scored in 19 games.
May 6 - 5:11 PM

Royals placed SS Alcides Escobar, retroactive to April 29, on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Escobar was injured on Wednesday when he was hit in the cheek with a Danny Salazar fastball. Royals manager Ned Yost said the results of the shortstop's concussions tests aren't back yet, but the skipper revealed that Escobar isn't 100 percent yet and the club doesn't want to take any chances. Orlando Calixte will be recalled, while Christian Colon will handle shortstop while Escobar is sidelined.
May 1 - 4:59 PM

Alcides Escobar (cheek) remains out of the Royals' lineup Friday.

Escobar has now missed two starts after being hit in the cheek with a Danny Salazar fastball on Wednesday. The Royals are hopeful that he'll be ready to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend. Christian Colon is at shortstop again in Escobar's place.
May 1 - 4:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Dusty Coleman
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Brandon Finnegan
8Joe Blanton
9Brian Flynn
10Tim Collins