The Kansas City Royals have placed shortstop Alcides Escobar on the seven-day concussion disabled list, retroactive to April 29th. He will not be back until May 7th at the earliest.
Back on Wednesday, Escobar was hit in the cheek by Danny Salazar's fastball. He sat two days straight and obviously needs more time.
The concussion tests are not back in Kansas City's hands, but it was obvious that the 28-year-old needed more time to recover. If he is not 100 percent, the club will not want to take any chances.
“He looks great, he feels great,” Royals manager Ned Yost said of Escobar. “But even though you feel good, this is nothing to play with.”
As a counter move, the Royals recalled Orlando Calixte from Triple-A Omaha. This injury means that Christian Colon will take the shortstop duties for the short time that Escobar is out of action.
The native of Venezula has taken 79 at-bats over 19 games this season. He has slashed .291/.329/.367 with eight RBI and four walks. The 0.5 WAR is down two points from the 2014 season.
“I feel better today, way, way better,” Escobar said.