|Nov. 5 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET17:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)4:48 PM CT-The World Series champion Kansas City Royals have exercised their $5.25 million option on Escobar.
Analysis: Escobar, a Gold Glove finalist, was MVP of the AL Championship Series.
|Oct. 24 9:55 PM PT10:55 PM MT11:55 PM CT12:55 AM ET0:55 ET4:55 GMT12:55 9:55 PM MST11:55 PM EST12:25 AM VEN8:55 UAE11:55 PM CT-Escobar was voted MVP of the ALCS on Friday night following a 4-3 victory in Game 6 that put Kansas City in its second straight World Series.
Analysis: Escobar set a postseason record by getting a leadoff hit in the first four games of a series - he scored in two of those games. And he wound up going 11 for 23 against the Blue Jays, joining Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox as the only hitters to have at least 10 hits and five RBIs from the leadoff spot in LCS history.
|Aug. 19 11:17 AM PT12:17 PM MT1:17 PM CT2:17 PM ET14:17 ET18:17 GMT2:17 11:17 AM MST1:17 PM EST1:47 PM VEN22:17 UAE1:17 PM CT-Escobar had three hits in a 3-1 win in 13 innings over Cincinnati on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Escobar, now batting .270, was 3 for 28 (.107) in his prior six games.
|July 13 1:55 PM PT2:55 PM MT3:55 PM CT4:55 PM ET16:55 ET20:55 GMT4:55 1:55 PM MST3:55 PM EST4:25 PM VEN0:55 UAE (+1)3:55 PM CT-Escobar heads into the All-Star break with a 10-game hit streak after going 1 for 5 in an 11-10 win over Toronto on Sunday.
Analysis: Escobar is batting .405 (17 for 42) during his streak.
|July 9 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET16:47 ET20:47 GMT4:47 1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST4:17 PM VEN0:47 UAE (+1)3:47 PM CT-Escobar was 4 for 5 in Wednesday's win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: The shortstop had four hits in a doubleheader the previous day and is 12 for 24 in his last six.
|July 8 1:39 PM PT2:39 PM MT3:39 PM CT4:39 PM ET16:39 ET20:39 GMT4:39 1:39 PM MST3:39 PM EST4:09 PM VEN0:39 UAE (+1)3:39 PM CT-Escobar had a big day Tuesday, going 4 for 8 with three RBIs in Kansas City's double-header home sweep of Tampa Bay.
Analysis: He's been swinging a hot stick, going 8 for 19 over his last five games.
|June 29 5:24 PM PT6:24 PM MT7:24 PM CT8:24 PM ET20:24 ET0:24 GMT8:24 5:24 PM MST7:24 PM EST7:54 PM VEN4:24 UAE (+1)7:24 PM CT-Escobar has been scratched from the Royals game against the Houston Astros with a finger injury.
Analysis: Escobar left the game on Sunday after suffering the injury, but was originally in Monday's lineup. He was scratched about an hour before game time. He was replaced at shortstop by Christian Colon.
|June 25 12:20 PM PT1:20 PM MT2:20 PM CT3:20 PM ET15:20 ET19:20 GMT3:20 12:20 PM MST2:20 PM EST2:50 PM VEN23:20 UAE2:20 PM CT-Escobar had three hits and drove in a run in an 8-2 win over Seattle on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Escobar, now batting .285, is 18 for 41 (.439) with 10 RBIs in his last 10 games.
|June 23 2:11 PM PT3:11 PM MT4:11 PM CT5:11 PM ET17:11 ET21:11 GMT5:11 2:11 PM MST4:11 PM EST4:41 PM VEN1:11 UAE (+1)4:11 PM CT-Escobar was 3 for 4 on Monday.
Analysis: Escobar is enjoying a sizzling eight games, going 14 for 32.
|June 21 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT-Escobar was 2 for 4 with an RBI on Saturday.
Analysis: Escobar is 11 for 25 during a six-game hit streak as he starts to prove why he is leading the All-Star vote.
|June 19 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET17:44 ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST5:14 PM VEN1:44 UAE (+1)4:44 PM CT-Escobar was 3 for 4 with his 11th double Thursday versus Milwaukee.
Analysis: Escobar is 8 for 18 during his last four games.
|June 11 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET11:53 ET15:53 GMT23:53 8:53 AM MST10:53 AM EST11:23 AM VEN19:53 UAE10:53 AM CT-Escobar was 2 for 5 with two runs on Wednesday.
Analysis: Escobar went 3 for 14 in the series and is batting .216 in June.
|May 30 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET16:20 ET20:20 GMT4:20 1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST3:50 PM VEN0:20 UAE (+1)3:20 PM CT-Escobar jacked one out of Wrigley Field on Friday.
Analysis: Escobar his his second dinger and is 5 for 10 in his last two games.
|Apr. 29 5:02 PM PT6:02 PM MT7:02 PM CT8:02 PM ET20:02 ET0:02 GMT8:02 5:02 PM MST7:02 PM EST7:32 PM VEN4:02 UAE (+1)7:02 PM CT-The Royals placed left-hander Jason Vargas on the disabled list and reinstated Escobar from the seven-day concussion list.
Analysis: Escobar, who did not miss a game last season, was struck in the face by a pitch on April 29.
|Apr. 17 7:20 PM PT8:20 PM MT9:20 PM CT10:20 PM ET22:20 ET2:20 GMT10:20 7:20 PM MST9:20 PM EST9:50 PM VEN6:20 UAE (+1)9:20 PM CT-Escobar was helped off the field without putting weight on his left leg Friday night after Oakland's Brett Lawrie slid into him in a play at second base.
Analysis: The Royals said Escobar had a sprained knee along with bruising, and would be day to day. He was replaced by Christian Colon in the lineup.
|Apr. 16 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Escobar had three hits in Wednesday's loss in Minnesota.
Analysis: While the Royals cooled down with their first loss, their shortstop did not. He's hitting .412 this season and has a 17-game hitting streak dating to last season.
|Apr. 14 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET17:08 ET21:08 GMT5:08 2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST4:38 PM VEN1:08 UAE (+1)4:08 PM CT-Escobar had two hits and knocked in two runs in Monday's 12-3 win at Minnesota.
Analysis: Escobar has hit safely in all seven games this season. He's batting .367 with three doubles and five RBIs.
|Apr. 9 2:51 PM PT3:51 PM MT4:51 PM CT5:51 PM ET17:51 ET21:51 GMT5:51 2:51 PM MST4:51 PM EST5:21 PM VEN1:51 UAE (+1)4:51 PM CT-Escobar hooked up his fantasy owners Wednesday.
Analysis: Escobar is 5 for 9 and looks unstoppable.
|Apr. 7 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET18:30 ET22:30 GMT6:30 3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST6:00 PM VEN2:30 UAE (+1)5:30 PM CT-Escobar started the new season off strong.
Analysis: Escobar scored three runs and had two hits in Monday's rout of Chicago.