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2 Alcides Escobar SS
Height/Weight: 6-1/185 | Birthdate: 12/16/1986 | Birthplace: La Sabana, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $3,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 86/71 | Average Draft Position: 195.70
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Alcides Escobar gives Royals walk-off win on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was the hero on Saturday, as he drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th to beat the Astros 2-1. Escobar went 2 for 4 in the game, but his final hit was the one that mattered most.

Hit was the third walk-off hit of his career. He's been swining the bat well lately, hitting .308 (12 for 39) over his past nine games. 


Royals SS Alcides Escobar stays hot at the dish on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/18/2015) Shortstop Alcides Escobar had a productive day at the plate from atop the Royals' lineup on Saturday. Escobar went 3 for 6 with a walk and a run scored in the 7-6 extra-innings victory over the White Sox. 

Escobar has been rolling at the plate recently, batting .405 with 11 runs scored in his last 10 ballgames.


Royals' Alcides Escobar reaches base three times


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar went 1 for 2 with a pair of walks in Friday's loss to the White Sox. 

Escobar got a hit for the 11th time in the last 12 games. He's 19 for 47 (.404) over that stretch. 


Royals' Alcides Escobar goes 1 for 2 in All Star Game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar started at shortstop in his first All Star Game on Tuesday. 

Escobar became the first Royal to start the game at short since Freddie Patek in 1978. 

Escobar went 1 for 2 in the game. Teammate Lorenzo Cain went 2 for 3, giving the Royals two All Stars with hits in the same game since Willie Wilson and George Brett in 1983. 


Angels duo Trout, Pujols lead power-packed AL All-Star lineup


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/13/2015) Angels sluggers Mike Trout and Albert Pujols lead a powerful American League lineup for Tuesday's All-Star Game, which was announced Monday by AL manager Ned Yost. 

Trout will play center field and bat leadoff, while Pujols will hit third and play first base. Together, the pair of Los Angeles teammates have combined for 52 home runs and 111 RBIs to rally the Angels into first place at the break. 

Here's the full AL lineup:

1. Mike Trout, CF, Angels
2. Josh Donaldson, 3B, Blue Jays
3. Albert Pujols, 1B, Angels
4. Nelson Cruz, DH, Mariners
5. Lorenzo Cain, RF, Royals
6. Adam Jones, LF, Orioles
7. Salvador Perez, C, Royals
8. Jose Altuve, 2B, Astros
9. Alcides Escobar, SS, Royals 


Alcides Escobar hits in eighth straight for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar went 2 for 4 with an RBI in Friday's win over Toronto. 

Escobar had his fourth multi-hit game in the last five. He also extended his hitting streak to eight consecutive games. He's hitting .455 over the streak. 


Royals SS Alcides Escobar continues hot streak with four hits


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar extended his hit streak to six games Wednesday against the Rays with a four-hit performance. All four of his hits were singles.

Escobar added two runs in the 9-7 win. He is batting .500 (12 for 24) with two doubles, three RBI, six runs, four walks and three strikeouts in his last six games.

Since June 7, Escobar is batting .336 in his last 28 games. His batting average has increased from .262 to .291 in that span.


Royals SS Alcides Escobar has clutch hit in win vs. Rays


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar drove in three runs in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rays, helping Kansas City to a 7-1 win.

Escobar drove in all three runs on a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the sixth inning, which broke open a 1-all game. He battled Rays reliever Brandon Gomes for 11 pitches in that at-bat.

"When I go over there, no one is going to say 11 pitches, just looking for one good pitch," Escobar said, per MLB.com. "That's the best at-bat right now for me in the entire season."

Escobar went 2 for 4 with one double in each leg of the doubleheader. He finished the day with three runs, two walks and one strikeout.

Since June 15, Escobar has a .349/.411/.430/.841 slash line in his last 21 games. He has one triple, five doubles, 13 RBI, 13 runs, seven walks and 11 strikeouts in that span.


AL Starters announced for 2015 All-Star Game


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) The American League starters for the 2015 All-Star Game on July 14 were announced Sunday. The Royals will send four starters to the Summer Classic, with Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon leading the votes in their respective positions.

Angels outfielder Mike Trout will make his fourth consecutive All-Star appearance. He received the most votes of any outfielder and the second most on the AL roster.

Catcher: Salvador Perez, Royals
First baseman: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers (injured)
Second baseman: Jose Altuve, Astros
Third baseman: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays (top AL vote-getter)
Shortstop: Alcides Escobar, Royals
Outfield: Mike Trout, Angels
Outfield: Lorenzo Cain, Royals
Outfield: Alex Gordon, Royals
Designated Hitter: Nelson Cruz , Mariners


Royals SS Alcides Escobar returns from finger injury Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar returned to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Astros after being a late scratch Monday due to a finger injury he suffered Sunday.

Escobar is batting .382 (21 for 55) with one triple, three doubles, 10 RBI, nine runs, three walks, six strikeouts and one stolen base in his last 13 games. His batting average has increased from .255 to .281 in that span.


Royals SS Alcides Escobar removed from Monday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar has been scratched from the Monday lineup after originally having been penciled in.

Escobar is dealing with a finger issue that caused him to leave the game Sunday. He has not missed a start since May 7.


Royals SS Alcides Escobar fine for Monday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar has recovered enough from a finger issue to be in the lineup Monday night in Houston. He is in his familiar leadoff spot.

Escobar was removed from the game Sunday with a split nail on his right index finger, but the move was deemed purely precautionary.

He has hit safely in six straight games and 13 of his last 14 to send his average soaring from .255 to .281.


Royals Hosmer, Escobar leave Sunday's game with injuries


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Royals infielders Eric Hosmer and Alcides Escobar both left Sunday's game due to finger injuries, per the Kansas City Star

Hosmer, who was playing DH on Sunday due to a strained left ring finger he suffered while sliding into second base Saturday, was 0-for-3 before being replaced by Lorenzo Cain.

The Royals said that Escobar suffered a right index finger split nail bed after taking a ground ball off his finger and was replaced by Christian Colon as a precautionary measure. 

Manager Ned Yost said that Hosmer would get the day off Monday, while Escobar is confident he can return to the lineup. 


Royals SS Alcides Escobar records three-hit game


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar went 3 for 5 with a RBI in Wednesday's win over the Mariners.

In his last 10 games, Escobar is hitting .439 with 18 hits and 10 RBI.


Royals SS Alcides Escobar collects three hits in Monday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar went 3 for 4 at the plate during Monday's 4-1 win over the Mariners.

Escobar scored a run and also drove in a run when he hit a single off Felix Hernandez which drove in Jarrod Dyson in the seventh inning.

Prior to his three-hit game Monday, Escobar was hitting .304 with eight RBI and three doubles in his last 11 games.


SS Alcides Escobar delivers three hits to lift Royals to win


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Shortstop Alcides Escobar was a sparkplug at the top of the lineup for the Royals on Thursday, racking up three hits and scoring two runs in a win over the Brewers. 

Escobar led off the game with a double and came around to score on a sacrifice fly and scored another run in the second inning the Royals built an early lead and held on. Escobar also swiped his five stolen base of the season. 

Escobar has now hit in four straight contests to raise his average to .270. 


Royals SS Alcides Escobar posts 4 RBI in win over Brewers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar totaled four RBI in Wednesday night's 10-2 win over the Brewers. 

Escobar finished the game 2 for 5 with one of those hits being a triple — giving him two of those this season. Escobar now has hit a total of 11 RBI in his past 10 games. Escobar now has a slash line of .261/.292/.351. 


Royals SS Alcides Escobar doubles, scores in victory Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar went 1 for 5 with a double and a run scored in the victory over the Twins on Tuesday. The double was Escobar's 10th of the season.

The slick-fielding shortstop has six hits in 32 at-bats over eight games in June, though he does have a pair of multi-hit performances over that span. 


Alcides Escobar homers in Royals' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar hit a solo home run to lead off the game in Friday's win over the Cubs. 

Escobar went 2 for 5 and drove in two runs. The home run was his second of the year, and he now has 17 RBI. 


Royals SS Alcides Escobar drives in three runs on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Royals shorstop Alcides Escobar stayed hot in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Rangers. Escobar went 3 for 5 (all singles) with three RBI two runs scored. He brought his season batting average up to .318, and has now has 10 hits in 26 at-bats since returning from a concussion on May 8.

Royals' Alcides Escobar slugs leadoff home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 6-2 win over the Tigers Saturday.

Escobar led off the game by smacking the first pitch from Anibal Sanchez over the left-field wall for his first home run of the year. He then added a second RBI on a single in the second inning, coming around to score his team's fourth run of the game later in the frame.

"Yeah, I was looking for a fastball on the first pitch," Escobar said. "And I said to myself, 'If he throws a fastball, I'm going to swing no matter what.' It feels good. He threw it right down the middle and I knew it was gone."

Escobar has racked up multiple hits in three of his last four games. He owns a .303/.337/.404 line with 10 RBI, 12 runs scored and two stolen bases in 89 at-bats.


Alcides Escobar returns to Royals' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Alcides Escobar returned to the Royals' starting lineup on Friday. Escobar was activated from the 7-day disabled list earlier in the day. He will play shortstop and lead off. 

Christian Colon, who started all seven games that Escobar missed, moves to third base to replace Mike Moustakas, placed on the bereavement list earlier in the day. It's the first start Moustakas has missed this season.

Colon will bat ninth. 


Royals activate shortstop Alcides Escobar from 7-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar (concussion) was activated off the 7-day disabed list Friday. He had missed the last seven games after getting hit in the head by a pitch April 29.

Escobar is batting .250 (9 for 36) with three doubles, three RBI, three runs, two walks and one stolen base in his last nine games.


Royals SS Alcides Escobar (concussion) remains out Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, who is currently on the 7-day concussion list, was not activated before Thursday's game against the Indians. However, Escobar could be nearing a return, as he took grounders before the game, according to MLB.com, which could determine if he is cleared to return to the lineup. 

Christian Colon will continue to be the starting shortstop until Escobar is ready to come back.


Royals infielder Alcides Escobar performs hitting drills Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Royals infielder Alcides Escobar was able to take part in infield drills and batting practice on Wednesday, manager Ned Yost said per MLB.com.

Escobar, who is currently on the 7-day DL with a concussion, is expected to undergo a concussion test on Thursday to see if he can be activated. Escobar has been out since May 1 with the injury and is hitting .291 with eight RBI in 79 at-bats.