Alcides Escobar SS KC 5 hours 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 2 weeks ago

Escobar was reinstated from the 7-day concussion DL on Friday.

Escobar will return to the active roster after missing just one more than the minimum seven days required by his trip to the concussion DL. The shortstop suffered the injury when he was drilled in the head by a 96 mph fastball from Cleveland's Danny Santana. Escobar will presumably step back in atop the order to face lefty David Price in the series opener against Detroit.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 3 weeks ago

Escobar (concussion) has not been cleared to play and will undergo more tests Thursday morning, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Escobar was eligible to return from the 7-day disabled list Thursday, but he is not in the lineup for Thursday's game, and it appears he is still dealing with some symptoms after suffering a head injury last week. His trip to the doctor should help determine how much longer he will be sidelined.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 3 weeks ago

Escobar (concussion) remains out of the lineup Thursday, Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

He has now taken ground balls for a couple days in a row, but it is not clear if he has been cleared and was simply held out of the lineup Thursday or if he is still experiencing symptoms. There is a chance he could be activated prior to Thursday's game and be available off the bench. Consider him day-to-day for now as he has been on the 7-day DL for the minimum number of days.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 3 weeks ago

Escobar (concussion) fielded groundballs Wednesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Escobar was placed on the 7-day disabled list Friday after suffering a concussion and appears to be progressing well. There's no word yet on whether he'll be activated as soon as he's eligible, but it's an encouraging sign that he's been able to resume baseball activities less than a week after being placed on the DL.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 3 weeks ago

Escobar (concussion) was placed on the 7-Day disabled list Friday.

Escobar's injury has indeed been confirmed as a concussion with the news he will be placed on the 7-day disabled list. He can be backdated to Thursday after not playing, making him first eligible to return next Friday.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 4 weeks ago

Royals manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Escobar (head) has some concussion-like symptoms and may end up on the 7-day DL, Joel Goldberg of FSKC reports.

While Escobar indicated otherwise earlier in the day, it seems there's some chance he suffered a concussion when he was hit in the helmet by a Danny Salazar fastball. The shortstop said he hopes to be back in the lineup Friday or Saturday, but he isn't available off the bench Thursday night, and there's still a chance he lands on the 7-day concussion DL. The Royals will do further testing Friday morning/afternoon.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 4 weeks ago

Escobar (head) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Escobar escaped a potentially scary scenario without any devastating injuries, and he then said Thursday that tests for a concussion came back negative, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports. Christian Colon will get the start at shortstop Thursday night, but Escobar expects to rejoin the lineup Friday or Saturday.