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ALCIDES ESCOBAR RUMORS

Royals, Tigers gear up for AL Central showdown series

  Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. ''This is going to be a big series,'' Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to claw...
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Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. "This is going to be a big series," Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Escobar keeps bidding to be an All-Star as he leads Royals past Twins

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar continues to make his case to reach the All-Star Game on the very field where this year's game will be played. Escobar powered the Royals' offense with a pair of two-run doubles that lifted the Royals to a 6-1 win over the Twins on Monday night. Escobar got the Royals on the board in the second when he smoked a ball of the right-field fence...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Alcides Escobar exits after HBP

The Kansas City Royals lost to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday by the score of 2-1. The loss dropped the Royals to two and a half games behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. Salvador Perez had two hits in the losing effort. There was a bit of concern as shortstop Alcides Escobar left the game after being hit by pitch. He was 0-for-1 with a strikeout and was...
Via MLB Injury News
June 23, 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...
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 search for the Escobar who hit .293 last season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's no secret that just about every Royals hitter is having a down year. And without doubt, one of the most dramatic drop-offs has come from shortstop Alcides Escobar, who raised eyebrows around the league last season with a .293 average, .331 on-base percentage, 30 doubles and 35 stolen bases. Already one of the most gifted defensive shortstops in the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals fan runs onto field, brilliantly avoids cop while stealing rosin bag (Video)

A Kansas City Royals fan ran onto the field at Kauffman Stadium during Thursday night's game and made a brilliant move to avoid a cop while stealing the rosin bag at the pitcher's mound before finally being tackled and handcuffed. It happened in the bottom of the eighth inning as Angels pitcher Michael Kohn was preparing to deliver an 0-2 pitch to Royals batter Alcides...
Via Holdout Sports
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Escobar continues to be a benefactor for this struggling Royals team.

Alcides Escobar continues to show up that maybe, just maybe, Kevin Seitzer knows what he's doing. Over the past few weeks it seems like there's been a tug of war match between Escobar and future hall-of-famer Derel Jeter for top batting average among short stops. At the moment there is a stalemate between the two, both being at .311, however Alcides is in the top 10 in BA...
Via Crown Crazed
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Escobar emerging as offensive weapon

For most of 2011, the Royals and their fans figured they had one of the best defensive shortstops in baseball in Alcides Escobar. They also figured they had a light-hitting shortstop, a fact they were willing to live with. As it turns out, the Royals and their fans won't have to live with the latter anymore. Escobar, 26, has emerged as an offensive weapon, so much so that...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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