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Royals | Alcides Escobar slumping

Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar was out of the lineup in favor of 2B Elliot Johnson Tuesday, May 21. He is down to .249 after getting only 10 hits in his last 62 at-bats. "He's just in a funk right now," manager Ned Yost said. "So we'll give him a day, and maybe two, just to take it easy. He might be in there (Wednesday). I don't know. He just needs to catch his breath a little bit."

Fantasy Tip: Escobar is the team's starting shortstop, and Johnson doesn't have much chance of stealing his full-time job. For now, sit Escobar on your bench if you have a better option for shortstop duties.

2013-05-21 17:03:25 | Source: The Kansas City Star - Bob Dutton

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