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ALCIDES ESCOBAR RUMORS

Alcides Escobar’s New Aversion to Ground Balls

As the Royals’ leadoff hitter, Alcides Escobar is having a career-best season at the plate. His .296/.333/.392 line is nearly identical to his 2012 season, when he hit .293/.331/.390, but he’s cut his strikeout rate down nearly 7 points from that year, to 8.6%. Because he’s putting more balls in play, he doesn’t need a […]
Via Pine Tar Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals place SS Escobar on seven-day concussion list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list Friday, retroactive to Thursday. Escobar, who did not miss a game last season, was struck in the face by Danny Salazar's pitch in the fifth inning Wednesday night in Cleveland. "He took his impact tests and there were some issues with it in terms of reaction speed...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals shortstop Escobar placed on 7-day concussion list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list Friday, retroactive to Thursday. Escobar, who did not miss a game last season, was struck in the face by Danny Salazar's pitch in the fifth inning Wednesday night in Cleveland. ''He took his impact tests and there were some issues with it in terms of reaction speed...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Kansas City Royals bad for baseball?

The MLB has been busy suspending players as of late, most in particular being assigned to the Kansas City Royals. How do the Oakland A’s factor into these punishments? Well, it is hard to remain neutral and avoid such drama when you are directly faced with it, just as the A’s were when facing the Royals last week. It all started with a Friday night game at Kauffman Stadium when...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie blasts Royals fans for ‘antagonizing’ players

The series that the Oakland A’s and Kansas City Royals played over the weekend was as heated as it gets for mid-April. It all started Friday, when A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie took out Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar with a hard slide. Escobar called the play “dirty” after the game. Then on Saturday, Royals pitcher...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #141: Alcides Escobar | SS | KC

It’s back-to-back-to-back Royals in our Top 200 Countdown! Coming in at 141 is Royals’ shortstop Alcides Escobar whose career, in terms of both raw stats and fan sentiment, I’ll sum up in one chart: Who the heck is Escobar! In 2012 we all began looking at Escobar as a potential draft day target in almost all fantasy formats. (And if you weren’t, you should have been.)...
Via Baseball Professor
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Foul ball gets through net, almost drills fan

MLB fans pay top dollar to sit behind home plate and witness the action on the basepaths from the best seats in the house. The unique point-of-view allows them to watch the game from the hitter's perspective, and it comes with the comfort of knowing that the protective screen will usually stop any balls that should come their way. But in Friday's Game 1 of the AL Championship...
Via The Sports Daily
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold Glove winner? All-Star? It's all on the table for Royals' Escobar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Theories abound why Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar could be headed toward a career year. Is it the influence of second baseman Omar Infante? "I think that has a lot to do with it," manager Ned Yost says. "He's around Omar every day, picking his brain, learning all the things a veteran like Omar knows. "It can't help but to influence him." Escobar does recognize...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alcides Escobar goes the distance to make great catch

Kansas City Royals infielder Alcides Escobar ran a country mile to make an amazing sliding catch on a ball sliced into foul territory. Escobar started the track meet behind second base, sprinting towards the third-base foul line before making the sliding web gem to record the out. Your browser does not support iframes. The post Alcides Escobar Runs A Country Mile To Make Sliding...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' middle infield is halfway there: Escobar returns and looks good

ESKY LOOKS FINE: The best news to develop Saturday was the return of shortstop Alcides Escobar, who has been bothered this spring by shoulder inflammation that recently required a cortisone shot. Escobar was back in the lineup against the Rangers and looked sharp. Defensively, Escobar fielded all three chances with solid throws. And he made an excellent play deep in the hole, planted...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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