SURPRISE, Ariz. — Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is still going through the necessary paces as he improves from a sore right shoulder which has kept him out of game action for most of the planting season.
Its all with the hope that he are prompted to open the season on Drive 31 in Detroit. There are only 9 days left before the Royalty break camp on 03 26.
Youve got to be wise and make sure hes ready,Inch Royals manager Ned Yost said in Monday. [The injury] is not a big deal, however are starting to run out of time. Making it a big deal, but hes going to be fine.
This is what the Queens have in mind for Escobar this week: He put up to 105 feet as well as did real well nowadays, Yost said. After the off day, Wednesday well function him through a whole variety of infield drills with throwing. If he feels good then we shall probably play him in a Minor League game in Thursday, a Minor League sport on Friday. And if he or she passes both of those testing hell start playing in a very Major League game with Saturday.
Escobar has played in solely three Cactus League games this spring because of the uncomfortable injury. Last year, his finally in Kansas City, Escobar played in 158 games, batted .258, and was the mainstay in the infield defense.
No question, the Royalty are reacting conservatively having him right now because he has been such an essential part of the puzzle. The Royals also have a few wiggle room because they cant place anyone on the 15-day disabled list more than nine nights before the start of the season, which in this case would be Friday.
But which wasnt the main reason for the wait in getting Escobar into a Major Little league game earlier.
No, [head trainer] Nick [Kenney] wished him to do some comprehensive throwing before we placed him in a game, Yost said. Me, Id just toss him in a game.