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Escobar fine after being plunked on left wrist

July 17, 2017

KANSAS CITY -- Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar left Monday night's 10-2 loss in the seventh inning after getting hit in the left wrist by a pitch from Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.Royals manager Ned Yost said after the game that X-rays on Escobar's wrist were negative."He got hit in a tough

KANSAS CITY -- Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar left Monday night's 10-2 loss in the seventh inning after getting hit in the left wrist by a pitch from Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.
Royals manager Ned Yost said after the game that X-rays on Escobar's wrist were negative.
"He got hit in a tough spot," Yost said. "But he's feeling much better."
Escobar grimaced in pain immediately when the pitch struck his wrist. And after several minutes on the ground conferring with Royals trainer Nick Kenney and manager Ned Yost, Escobar left the game.
Escobar has made a club-record 262 straight starts.
"He'll probably play [Tuesday]," Yost said.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.