Yost said that Escobar needed three days off after receiving a cortisone shot in his ailing right shoulder, then a couple days after that to build up his throwing arm.
Escobar has played just three of the Royals' 17 games so far. He missed the start of the Cactus League schedule for the birth of his son, and his shoulder became sore shortly after his return.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.