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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%: 76/57 | Average Draft Position: 196.00
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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.


Royals SS Alcides Escobar placed on 7-day disabled list


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Royals second baseman Alcides Escobar was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on Friday. Escobar has been out since getting hit in the head by a pitch Wednesday.

Escobar is not 100 percent and the team didn't want to risk any setbacks, manager Ned Yost said Friday. The results of Escobar's concussion test were not in by Friday afternoon, but Yost said Escobar wouldn't pass it, per MLB.com.

Escobar is eligible to come off the disabled list May 7 vs. Cleveland. Christian Colon started a second straight game at shortstop Friday in Escobar's absence and will likely see the bulk of starts while Escobar is sidelined.


Royals recall SS Orlando Calixte


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) The Royals have recalled shortstop Orlando Calixte to the 25-man roster, according to MLB.com. 

This is the Royals' corresponding move for placing Alcides Escobar on the seven-day disabled list. Escobar was hit in the face with a pitch in Wednesday's game against the Indians. 

Calixte appeared in one game for the Royals this season and went 0 for 2 in the outing. 


Royals SS Alicdes Escobar remains sidelined Friday vs. Tigers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar remained out of the lineup on Friday against the Tigers. Escobar suffered a left cheek contusion when he was hit by a pitch earlier in the week. Alex Gordon was in the leadoff spot while Christian Colon was at shorstop for the second consecutive game.

Royals SS Alcides Escobar may be destined for 7-day DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Ned Yost fears that Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar could have a concussion and might wind up on the 7-day disabled list, per 610 sports radio.

Yost added that Escobar has shown concussion symptoms that have motivated the team to provide further testing on him Friday.

Escobar sustained the injury on a hit-by-pitch to the cheek Thursday against Cleveland and is out of the lineup Friday.


Colon in, Escobar out at shortstop for Royals on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(4/30/2015) Perhaps unsurpisingly, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Tigers. Escobar left Wednesday's game against the Indians after being hit by a pitch in the face and has been diagnosed with a left cheek contusion.

Christian Colon made the start at shortstop on Thursday. Colon has had limited playing time in 2015 and is hitting .269 (7 for 26) with a double and a stolen base.

Left fielder Alex Gordon will move up to the leadoff spot in the lineup for the first time this season. Escobar has been the Royals' leadoff hitter in all but two games in 2015. Gordon is currently ranked ninth in the American League with a .413 on-base percentage. 

Escobar is hoping to return to the Royals lineup on Friday or Saturday, according to the Kansas City Star


Royals' Escobar suffers bruised cheek, receiving concussion tests


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar has been diagnosed with a left cheek contusion after getting hit in the face with a pitch Wednesday and is still undergoing concussion tests, the Kansas City Star reports.

Escboar was able to walk off the field under his own power after getting beaned in the face by Cleveland starter Danny Salazar, finishing the game 1 for 2 with a run. He said after the game that he didn't suffer any broken bones in the incident and believes he'll be able to play Thursday if cleared by the medical staff, MLB.com reports.

Escobar has hit .291/.329/.367 with eight RBI and two stolen bases in 79 at-bats.


Indians' Salazar beans Royals' Escobar in face with pitch


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar beaned Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar in the face with a 96 mph fastball, resulting in a scary moment in Wednesday evening's game between the two teams. 

Escobar was able to stand and walk off the field under his own power. According to the Kansas City Star, Salazar looked "stricken" after hitting Escobar with the pitch, indicating it was definitely an accident. 

Escobar exited the game and Christian Colon came in to pinch-run. 

Escobar finished the game 1 for 2 with a run. 


Royals' Alcides Escobar on leg injury: I thought my leg was broken


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) After missing two games because of a knee injury, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar said he was glad to be back in Monday's lineup, reports MLB.com.

"It's good right now and I'm happy to be back in the lineup," Escobar said.

Escobar injured the knee during Friday's game against the Athletics when third baseman Brett Lawrie clipped Escobar's leg as he slid into second base. When the injury occurred, Escobar initially feared the worst.

"I thought I broke my leg or my ankle," Escobar said. "When I see the replay, I say 'Wow. That's hard.'"

Escobar added that he is not concerned about the play moving forward.

"Right now, I'm thinking that it's in the past," he said.


Royals SS Alcides Escobar back in the lineup, Lorenzo Cain out


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is back in the starting lineup Monday against the Twins after missing last two games with a knee injury, according to 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City.

Escobar took a hard slide from Brett Lawrie in Friday's game against the Athletics and was forced to leave the game, which led to multiple bean balls being thrown throughout the weekend series. 

Outfielder Lorenzo Cain will get the day off Monday, with Paulo Orlando and Jarrod Dyson starting in center and right field. Cain is tearing the cover off the ball to start the year, hitting a blistering .413 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 46 at-bats.

The Royals are currently the favorites (-150) against the Twins.