Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:11:50 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (knee) is back in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson Monday, April 20.
Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) missed the last two games due to a knee strain. He should be good to go for your FantasyScore lineups, and he's got a decent matchup against Gibson. Avoiding him in daily lineups tonight after a return from injury might be the smart play, however.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:12:07 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (knee) is expected to return Monday, April 20, or Tuesday, April 21. He's dealing with a bone bruise on his left knee after a collision at second base last week.
Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) last played Friday against the Oakland Athletics. If he returns tonight, he'd be facing Minnesota Twins starter Kyle Gibson, which is an attractive matchup. However, you may want to play it safe at FantasyScore and see how he fares after sitting over the weekend.
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:20:40 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (knee) was out for the second straight game Sunday, April 19, due to his left knee sprain.
Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) could have seen some action but the team wanted to give him another day to rest. You may want to wait one game to see how he looks before putting him back in when he starts.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:57:38 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (knee) exited against the Oakland Athletics with a mild knee strain Friday, April 17.
Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is off to a solid start, batting .326 with seven runs scored and five RBIs in 10 games. However, check back on his status going forward before using him at FantasyScore in case the knee injury turns out to be serious.
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.