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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 (knee) is back in the Royals' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Twins.
The 28-year-old shortstop sat out Saturday and Sunday after suffering a strained knee Friday night on a hard takeout slide by Brett Lawrie. Escobar is leading off and playing shortstop for Kansas City on Monday at Kauffman Stadium. He has gone 14-for-43 (.326) at the plate so far in 2015. Apr 20 - 3:28 PM

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According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Royals hope Alcides Escobar (knee) can return Monday or Tuesday.

Escobar has been on the shelf since suffering a strained knee on a Brett Lawrie takeout slide Friday night in Kansas City. That incident set off a weekend full of drama between the A's and Royals. Christian Colon has been filling in at shortstop for the defending American League champs, who are off to an impressive 9-3 start. They open a three-game set against the Twins on Monday night.
Apr 20 - 1:12 PM

Alcides Escobar (knee) remained out of the Royals' lineup Sunday.

The Royals are hoping to avoid placing Escobar on the disabled list after he suffered a mild left knee strain on Friday, but it's possible he'll need a few more days. Christian Colon is again filling in at shortstop. Salvador Perez is also out of the lineup Sunday, as he's receiving his first day of rest this season. Erik Kratz is behind the dish.

Alcides Escobar (knee) is not in the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

Escobar strained his knee Friday when Oakland's Brett Lawrie took him out with a hard slide at second base. Christian Colon will fill in at shortstop. Escobar was off to a good start before the injury, hitting .326 with seven runs and five RBI. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 18 - 4:20 PM

Alcides Escobar was removed from Friday's game against the Athletics with a mild left knee strain after being taken out by a hard slide at second base by Brett Lawrie.

The play led to a benches-clearing altercation between the two clubs, as Lawrie slid quite a bit past the base on a ball that the Royals weren't going to be able to turn over for a double play. Luckily, he was able to avoid significant injury and the Royals are listing him as day-to-day.
Apr 17 - 10:21 PM

Alcides Escobar had two hits, two RBI, and a run scored in a win over the Twins on Monday.

Escobar has hit safely in all seven games this season and is batting .367 (11-for-30) with five RBI and seven runs scored. The 28-year-old has just 21 home runs in 831 major league games, so he's not going to provide much power, but he has averaged 28 stolen bases over the past four seasons and should score plenty of runs at the top of this lineup.
Apr 13 - 7:29 PM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-3 with two doubles as the Royals lost 7-6 in 10 innings to the Angels on Saturday.

Escobar raises his average to .389 with the effort. The shortstop was productive for the Royals last season, batting mostly towards the bottom of the lineup. He finished with a .285 average and 31 stolen bases. With a repeat performance, Escobar should provide some fantasy value again in 2015.
Mar 14 - 7:46 PM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, sparking the Royals offense in Friday’s 3-2 victory over the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series.

Escobar jumped on the very first pitch of the night from Tim Hudson, lining a leadoff double into the left field corner. He advanced to third on a ground ball and came around to score on a ground out off the bat of Lorenzo Cain to give the Royals an early advantage. The speedy shortstop then delivered a one-out single in the sixth inning which started a two-run uprising that proved to be the difference in the contest.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 11:37:00 PM

Alcides Escobar will bat leadoff in Game 2 of the World Series against the Giants on Wednesday.

Royals manager Ned Yost isn't making any changes following Tuesday's Game 1 loss. The full lineup: Escobar SS, Nori Aoki RF, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Billy Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Omar Infante 2B, Mike Moustakas 3B. Yordano Ventura will oppose Jake Peavy.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Alcides Escobar is batting leadoff for the Royals in Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday in Kansas City.

But it's expected to rain all night in western Missouri, so the game will likely be pushed back to Tuesday. Here's the Royals' full Game 3 lineup for whenever play begins: Alcides Escobar SS, Norichika Aoki RF, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Billy Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Omar Infante 2B, Mike Moustakas 3B. Jeremy Guthrie will be on the mound against the Orioles.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 03:49:00 PM

Alcides Escobar will bat leadoff in Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Athletics.

It's a familiar lineup to what the Royals used to finish out the regular season, with Josh Willingham on the bench: Escobar SS, Nori Aoki RF, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Billy Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Omar Infante 2B, Mike Moustakas 3B. James Shields will start for Kansas City.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 02:26:00 PM

Alcides Escobar went 4-for-5 with an RBI in a losing effort against the Tigers on Saturday.

He has been hitting atop the Royals lineup in recent days and certainly did his best to act as a catalyst in this one. For the season, Escobar is hitting .280/.313/.374 with three homers, 48 RBI and 31 stolen bases.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in a loss to the White Sox Tuesday.

Escobar, batting leadoff, got on base and scored in the third and sixth innings. The stolen base was his 31st of the year, the second time in his career he's eclipsed the 30-steal benchmark. His single-season high is 35, set in 2012. It's been a strong year for the 27-year-old, who is hitting .275/.308/.363 with 69 runs scored as the Royals' everyday shortstop.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 12:47:00 AM

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

The stolen base was Escobar's 28th of the season. He's hitting .278/.310/.370 overall in a nice bounceback year from his subpar 2013 season.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Alcides Escobar went 4-for-5 and drove in the Royals' only run of the night in Friday's loss to the Indians.

All four hits were singles. Escobar had just four hits in 26 at-bats over the past week coming into Friday's action. Fantasy owners will have to hope that this will get him going again.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:09:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
3Jarrod Dyson
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Ryan Madson
9Yohan Pino
10Brandon Finnegan
11Tim Collins
12Aaron Brooks