Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:07:37 -0800
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain could hit third in the lineup for the 2015 season, with SS Alcides Escobar at leadoff and OF Alex Rios in the No. 2 spot. Cain hit .321/.367/.429 in the final two weeks of the season last year in the No. 3 position, and he was .333/.388/.417 in the same spot in the playoffs. "I don't remember ever batting third before that," Cain said. "But whatever helps make us go, I'm for it. Once he changed the lineup, we kind of took off. But whatever works, I'm for it."
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:20:06 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar went 4-for-5 with an RBI in his the team's 3-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Sept. 20. The four-hit performance raised his average to .280.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:49:46 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar is batting second Tuesday, Aug. 26, against the Minnesota Twins.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:12:06 -0700
Kansas City Royals INF Christian Colon was recalled from Triple-A Omaha. He'll back up 2B Omar Infante and SS Alcides Escobar, and he could serve as the platoon option versus southpaws if 3B Mike Moustakas loses playing time.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 18:22:56 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (shin) left the game early Sunday, June 22, because of a bruised shin. The X-rays done on the shin came back negative.
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 07:02:50 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (calf) left the game early Friday, June 13, because of a cramp in his left calf. Manager Ned Yost said Escobar could sit out Saturday, June 14, if he has tightness in his calf.
Sun, 25 May 2014 07:45:51 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar stole two bags Saturday, May 24, to give him 14 on the season. He has been successful on 43 of his last 44 steal attempts.
Sun, 27 Apr 2014 11:16:55 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (knee) suffered a knee injury during the 10th inning of the game against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 26, after 2B Jonathan Schoop slid into him at second base. He remained in the game and manager Ned Yost said he believes he'll be OK.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:00:47 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (shoulder) played in a minor league game Thursday, March 20, and is expected to start in one of the team's two spring training games Friday, March 21.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:21:25 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (shoulder) is still improving from a sore right shoulder, and he's hoping he'll be ready for the season opener March 31. "He threw up to 105 feet and did real well today," manager Ned Yost said Monday, March 17. "After the off day, Wednesday we'll run him through a whole assortment of infield drills with throwing. If he feels good then we'll probably play him in a minor league game on Thursday, a minor league game on Friday. And if he passes both of those tests he'll start playing in a major league game on Saturday." Escobar has played in only three spring games because of the injury.
Fantasy Tip: A poor hit rate crippled Escobar's batting average and stolen-base opportunities last year. His average should rebound a bit, but other than his thefts, Escobar won't help you much. He's strictly AL-only material unless you're in an extremely deep mixed league.