Baseball Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar remains upset with Brett Lawrie following a controversial takeout slide that resulted in a knee sprain.Following the incident, the A's third baseman texted Escobar to apologize, but didn't receive the response he was looking for. Lawrie did text Escobar last night and got a response. He showed it to me. Heartfelt apology for the injury to Escobar and (cont)— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 18, 2015(Cont) Escobar responded in Spanish: "That's stupid, you did it on purpose."— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 18, 2015Alcides Escobar says he believes Lawrie slide was a dirty one because it was a force play, not DP.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 18, 2015Escobar exited Friday's game against the Athletics after the collision. Lawrie slid into Escobar's left leg, spikes high, while trying to reach second base ahead of a throw by Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas. Moustakas had fielded a ground ball by Josh Reddick. Lawrie's raised right leg clipped Escobar. Tensions were high after the incident with Lawrie and Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas jawing at each other, which resulted in the dugouts and bullpens emptying. No punches were thrown and no one was ejected. Escobar is listed as day-to-day while Lawrie is batting seventh Saturday and will be facing Royals ace Yordano Ventura, who has a history with bad tempers himself. Earlier

this season, Ventura exchanged words and glares with Mike Trout after the Angels outfielder celebrated excessively for scoring a run.UPDATE (6:09 p.m.): Escobar claims that he never received a text from Lawrie, as reported by Athletics beat reporter Jane Lee of .com.The latest: Royals PR double-checked with Escobar, who says he definitely did not get a text from Lawrie. Escobar showed him his phone.— Jane Lee (@Jane) April 18, 2015Lawrie says he did exchange texts with Escobar last night after getting his number from Hosmer.— Jane Lee (@Jane) April 18, 2015It sounds, though, as if Slusser might have the truest scoop: perhaps, after all this, Lawrie just had the wrong number.Escobar thinks Lawrie got an old number, says if he gets a text in English, he responds in English, not Spanish.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 18, 2015Which means some stranger answered the apology from Lawrie we can now all see, thanks to Slusser. For those who had asked: Brett Lawrie's text to the number for Alcides Escobar that Eric Hosmer gave him:— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 18, 2015