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Royals lock up Alcides Escobar

Updated: March 15, 2012, 11:25 PM ET
Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Ned Yost remembered seeing a young shortstop named Alcides Escobar when he was with the Milwaukee Brewers. The vision of him gliding across the infield never left Yost's mind, even when he took over the Kansas City Royals.

"I've loved this kid from the moment I laid eyes on him," Yost said.

He loved him more than ever on Thursday.

Escobar signed a four-year deal with Kansas City worth $10.5 million, with two club options that could drive the value to ...

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