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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 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

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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

Alcides Escobar (cheek) hopes to return to the starting lineup on Friday or Saturday.

Escobar was hit in the head by a fastball from Danny Salazar on Wednesday, but he was fortunate enough to walk away with a left cheek contusion and apparently no concussion symptoms. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Apr 30 - 4:52 PM

Alcides Escobar (cheek) is out of Thursday's lineup against the Tigers.

Escobar suffered a left cheek contusion when he was hit in the head by a Danny Salazar fastball on Wednesday. It could have been a lot worse, but we should know more about his status soon. Christian Colon will start at shortstop Thursday while Alex Gordon will bat leadoff.
Apr 30 - 4:35 PM

Alcides Escobar left Wednesday's game with a left cheek contusion.

Escobar is also being tested for a concussion after he was hit in the head by a Danny Salazar fastball. He'll likely be out a few days, depending on the swelling and results of the concussion tests, and he's got a real shot at hitting the disabled list.
Apr 29 - 8:44 PM

Alcides Escobar left Wednesday's game against the Indians after being hit in the head by a pitch.

Escobar got hit by a 96 mph fastball from Danny Salazar, a scary scene. Escobar sat up and was able to walk off on his own, which is a good sign. Hopefully the accidental pitch by Salazar won't set off another war between the Royals and an American League club. Christian Colon took Escobar's place at shortstop Wednesday.
Apr 29 - 7:37 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Drew Butera
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
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Ryan Madson
8Joe Blanton
9Tim Collins
10Brian Flynn