Royals and shortstop Alcides Escobar reportedly reach deal

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Alcides Escobar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — According to MLB reporter Robert Murray, the Kansas City Royals and shortstop Alcides Escobar have reached a deal.

According to the report, Escobar must first undergo a physical.

“Escobar wanted to be back and the interest was mutual,” the reporter tweeted.

The 31-year-old hit free agency this offseason. During the 2017 season he had a .250 batting average with 71 runs scored and 54 RBIs.

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