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The Royals scratched Alcides Escobar from Tuesdays game against the Dodgers because of what a team spokesman called minor soreness in his right shoulder.
Escobar played in a minor-league game as a designated hitter earlier in the day. After he completed that game, the team elected to hold him out of this afternoons contest.
The team insisted Escobar only experienced a minor issue, and he would be able to play in a regular season game.
By ANDY McCULLOUGH. 3 hours ago