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.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:50:48 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (shoulder) will receive a few days off to rest his shoulder. Manager Ned Yost said Tuesday, March 11, that he has been "battling" soreness for the past few days.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:04:34 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (shoulder) was scratched Tuesday, March 11, with "minor" shoulder soreness.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:04:28 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar set a franchise record Monday Sept. 2, against the Seattle Mariners, picking up two stolen bases. He is now a perfect 18-for-18 on the season, which is a record for consecutive steals without getting caught. The previous record was set by former OF Gary Thurman, who was 16-for-16 during the 1989 season. Former OF Carlos Beltran holds the franchise record for most consecutive steals without being caught, swiping 33 straight bags from Sept. 28, 1999 to Aug. 10, 2001.
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 13:03:12 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said SS Alcides Escobar was not in the lineup against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, July 6, or Sunday, July 7, because he has been "grinding" recently.