Alcides Escobar SS KC 3 days ago

Escobar (finger) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros.

He was forced to leave Sunday's game after taking a groundball off his right index finger, and was then a late scratch from Monday's starting lineup. However, it seems the discomfort has subsided enough to where Escobar can at least adequately throw and swing a bat. The 28-year-old will man short and lead off against lefty Dallas Keuchel.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 4 days ago

Escobar (finger) has been scratched from Monday's lineup, Andy McCullough of the KC Star reports.

Escobar was initially slated to lead off and play shortstop, but he'll remain on the bench after taking a grounder off of his right index finger during Sunday's game. The Royals are yet to announce a new lineup, but an update should come in short order.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 4 days ago

Escobar (finger) is still feeling pain when he throws, but is still slated to lead off and play shortstop Monday against the Astros, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Despite being 50-50 as to whether or not he plays earlier in the day, he's currently set to still leadoff and play shortstop Monday, despite the lingering pain. It will be interesting to see if he gets time off over the course of the next week, but as of now, he will be playing through the injury.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 4 days ago

Speaking after Sunday's game, Escobar (finger) said he thinks he'll be able to play in Monday's game against the Astros, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

The initial confidence is a good sign for Escobar's owners, but the shortstop will still have to see if his finger swells overnight. He was removed from Sunday's game against the A's after a ground ball split open a nail on his throwing hand.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 5 days ago

Escobar left Sunday's game after taking a grounder off his right index finger, the Kansas City Star reports. He suffered a split nail-bed on the play.

Escobar was removed as a precaution and replaced by Christian Colon. It remains unclear how serious Escobar's injury is, but the Royals start their next series against the Astros on Monday, leaving little time for recovery.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 2 weeks ago

Escobar went 2-for-5 with a triple, four RBI and a run Wednesday against the Brewers.

Well, that's not your typical leadoff-hitter batting line. Escobar's got five hits and six RBI in the last three games, but we're still waiting for the speed to show up -- he's still stuck on four steals, with just one in the last month. He certainly doesn't make his bacon as a power hitter, so his fantasy owners have to hope that Escobar hits for some more average and starts running soon.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 1 month ago

Escobar went 2-for-5 with a home run in Friday's 8-4 win over the Cubs.

Escobar followed up his three-hit performance in the finale against New York with another multi-hit effort Friday, his 13th mult-hit game of the season. With two home runs on the season, Escobar is now just one off his total from all of last year (162 games).

Alcides Escobar SS KC 1 month ago

Escobar was 1-for-5 with a double Monday afternoon against the Yankees, scoring the Royals' only run of the game.

Escobar crossed home plate safely for the 20th time this season, but it was just the second time in his last eight games that he's scored a run. Although his batting average has dropped a bit from April to May, he remains one of the best-suited leadoff options for manager Ned Yost and the Royals. If Escobar can improve upon his .316 OBP, an increase in counting stats should soon follow.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 2 months ago

Escobar went 2-for-5 Saturday with two runs scored, two RBI and his first home run of the season.

That's back-to-back two-hit games for Escobar since coming off the DL after his concussion, pushing his slash line on the season to .303/.337/.404.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 2 months ago

Escobar will start at shortstop and lead off Friday against the Tigers in his return from the 7-day concussion DL, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

As expected, Escobar will return to his normal spots Friday after missing seven games with a concussion. The 28-year-old will look to improve upon his 6-for-26 mark (.231 average) versus left-handed pitching this season against Tigers ace David Price.