"It just swelled way up and got real sore on him," manager Ned Yost said. "He went as far as he could. He's a tough kid. It got him right in the shin. When I went down and looked at it, he had a big knot on it."
X-rays taken at Kauffman Stadium were negative and Escobar's availability is considered day to day, but he has not missed a game this season. Escobar planned to play on Monday night against the Dodgers.
"I'll be ready, you know me," he said.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.