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Alcides Escobar injury: Royals shortstop clear after MRI on shoulder

Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar left Thursday's game against Detroit after injuring his shoulder. Escobar expects to return to the lineup soon.

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An MRI on the shoulder of Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar showed no damage, and Escobar expects to make a return to Kansas City's lineup soon.

Escobar injured his shoulder while diving for a bloop single during the seventh inning of the Royals' 5-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. He had the MRI on Friday and expected to be back in the lineup on Saturday. Royals manager Ned Yost has been cautious, hoping to have the 25-year-old completely healthy for the final series of the season.

"We'll see, we'll go day-to-day with it," Yost said. "It's kind of the same deal as last week, We'll try to get 'em feeling better before we play Detroit for round two."

Escobar is having the best season of his young career. He's hitting .289 with four home runs, 50 RBIs and 67 runs scored. He has been an asset for Kansas City on the base paths, stealing 32 bases.