Escobar is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Escobar will take a seat for the second straight game despite a six-game hit streak in which he is 9-for-22 with two doubles and a walk. Hunter Dozier grabs another start at third base for the Royals, batting sixth.
Escobar is not in the lineup Thursday against the Indians, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Escobar will take a seat for Thursday's series opener as he continues to split time at the hot corner with Hunter Dozier, who is starting in place of Escobar on Thursday for the third time in the last six games. The veteran infielder is hitting .227/.276/.311 with four homers and eight steals through 138 games on the season.
Escobar is not in Saturday's starting nine against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Escobar will get a breather after starting each of the last four games. Hunter Dozier draws the nod at the hot corner and will bat fifth.
Escobar is not in the lineup Monday against the Pirates. Escobar has started four of the last five games, slashing just .188/.235/.375 over that stretch. He'll give way to Hunter Dozier at the hot corner for Monday's series opener.
Escobar went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Twins. Escobar gave the Royals the lead with an RBI single in the second inning and played a key role in their offensive explosion throughout the game. He can be counted on to draw around four starts a week, but he provides little value with that playing time.