Just an hour ago, it appeared as though Alcides Escobar wouldn't need to spend time on the disabled list, but that has changed very quickly. While the Royals were initially saying that he wasn't exhibiting any concussion like symptoms, there's now a good chance that he'll be placed on the 7-day DL.
Ned says Escobar has concussion-like symptoms & may have a concussion. The team will run another test tomorrow. 7-day DL still possible.— Josh Vernier (@JoshVernier610) April 30, 2015
Concussions are being dealt with much more seriously than they had been in recent years, and the Royals will air on the side of caution with this situation. There's no reason to rush a player back from a head injury, and Escobar will likely be placed on the concussion DL.
Greg Holland making progress
Two days ago, Andy McCullough reported that Holland had thrown his first bullpen since injuring his pectoral muscle.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Greg Holland threw his first bullpen session today since his pectoral injury. Yost says there's a chance he's ready by early next week.</p>— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) <a href="https://twitter.com/McCulloughStar/status/593146746135412736">April 28, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Today, Josh Vernier tweeted that Holland had thrown another bullpen, likely clearing a final hurdle in his comeback progress. As a reliever, and closer for the Royals, Holland will have to pitch on back to back nights throughout the regular season, and they need to ensure he can pitch on short rest before being activated.
Yordano Ventura drops appeal
Edinson Volquez dropped his appeal on April 27th, and a few days later, his teammate followed suit. Ventura started the game against the Indians last night, and waiting until now will help minimize the number of starts he'll miss. Ventura will be eligible to come back on May 6th.