Alcides Escobar SS KC 3 hours ago

Escobar (knee) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Escobar will miss his second straight game due to a knee sprain, with Christian Colon once again filling the void at shortstop. Escobar was the victim of a spikes-up slide at second base Friday night, and Royals fans are surely hoping that the ailment isn't as bad as it looked, and that they'll have their leadoff man back in short order. Paulo Orlando will bat atop manager Ned Yost's lineup for the second straight game in Escobar's stead.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 23 hours ago

Escobar (knee) is out of the starting lineup Saturday, Josh Vernier of 610 AM in Kansas City reports.

Paulo Orlando will move into the leadoff spot in Escobar's absence, while the Royals will deploy Christian Colon as their shortstop Saturday night.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 2 days ago

Escobar left Friday's game against the A's with a mild left knee sprain, Matthew DeFranks of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

Escobar was replaced in Friday's game by Christian Colon. Escobar is listed as day-to-day, so he could have a chance to play in Saturday's contest.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 3 days ago

Escobar went 3-for-4 at the plate in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.

Escobar is now slashing .412/.432/.500 over the season's first eight games, including four separate multi-hit efforts. Dating back to the 2014 regular season, the 28-year-old shortstop finds himself in the midst of a 17-game hitting streak.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 1 week ago

Escobar went 3-for-5 with a run scored and a steal in Wednesday's victory over the White Sox.

Escobar followed up his two-hit Opening Day performance with his second straight multi-hit effort, and has scored four of the Royals' 17 runs through two contests. As long as the bats stay hot in Kansas City, Escobar should continue to produce runs in addition to being a threat on the basepaths.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 2 weeks ago

Escobar went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and three runs scored in Monday's opener against the White Sox.

He has not even stolen a base yet and it has already been an excellent start to 2015 for Escobar and his owners. Scoring runs will be a huge part of Escobar's value as long as he remains in the leadoff spot.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 7 months ago

Escobar remained hot with the bat on Friday against the White Sox, as he went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Royals' win.

As of September 15, Escobar has raised his batting average 10 points by going 16-for-36 with five runs, a homer and five RBI. He set the table nicely once again for the Royals Friday night and remains a solid asset over the last few days of the season.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 8 months ago

Escobar picked up four singles and one RBI in five at-bats during Friday's 6-1 loss to the Indians.

Escobar is now 7-for-18 during his modest four-game hitting streak, scoring four runs and swiping a couple of bags in the process.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 8 months ago

Escobar went 2-for-3 with three RBI against the Twins on Friday.

There wasn't much offense on the night other than the Royals getting run-driving RBI help from Escobar and Willingham (three RBI each in the game on Friday). Escobar raised his season batting average to .277 on the season with the big night.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 8 months ago

Escobar went 2-for-3 with two hits and two RBI Monday in a 3-2 win over the A's.

Escobar was the hero Monday with a go-ahead single in the seventh inning of a victory that would put the Royals atop the AL Central. The 27-year-old is slashing .280/.316/.373 with two home runs and 24 stolen bases in 410 at-bats.