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Eduardo Escobar | Shortstop | #5

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / CWS
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Eduardo Escobar will not participate in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Escobar had an invitation to play for Venezuela in the WBC, but he declined. The 28-year-old hit .236/.280/.338 with six homers and 37 RBI in 105 games last season and figures to serve in a utility role for Minnesota in 2017. Jan 27 - 12:00 AM

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Twins and INF Eduardo Escobar avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.6 million contract.

It's a small raise over the $2.15 million that Escobar took home in 2016. More useful for his defensive prowess and versatility than with the bat, the 27-year-old infielder slashed a mere .236/.280/.338 with six homers and 37 RBI in 105 games for the Twins in 2016.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Royals.

Escobar took Royals starter Ian Kennedy deep in the fourth inning for a solo shot, his sixth of the year. Before Tuesday, the 27-year-old had been just 5-for-56 in the month of September. The light-hitting infielder is batting .239/.277/.345 in 100 games overall.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 11:19:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar went 3-for-5 and smashed a three-run home run on Saturday.

The big bomb in the eighth inning temporarily put the Twins on top but the White Sox would come back to win in extra innings. Escobar is hitting .269 with 4 home runs and 25 RBI in 212 at-bats. He stands to get a boost in playing time now that Eduardo Nunez was traded to the Giants.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 10:49:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar (hamstring) is not in the Twins' lineup Thursday against the Rangers.

Escobar has been medically cleared to play but the Twins are going to give him another night off just to be safe. Eduardo Nunez will grab the start at shortstop with Miguel Sano manning the hot corner. Escobar is available off the bench.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 06:13:00 PM

Twins GM Terry Ryan said Eduardo Escobar (hamstring) is available off the bench Wednesday.

Escobar is apparently over the left hamstring strain he suffered Saturday. The 27-year-old has hit just .258/.284/.357 this year with two homers and one stolen base.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 12:58:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar (hamstring) is not expected to be available until Thursday.

Escobar suffered a left hamstring strain on Saturday, but the Twins feel it's mild enough to keep him off the 15-day disabled list. If he hasn't made any progress by Wednesday, that feeling could change.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 01:04:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar (hamstring) will not be placed on the disabled list at this point.

Escobar departed Saturday's game with a strained left hamstring, but he evidently showed enough improvement when re-evaluated Sunday. He'll continue to be monitored but will avoid the DL for now.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 12:37:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar left Saturday's game against the Rangers with a strained left hamstring.

He went 0-for-2 before exiting in the third. Escobar's injury is about the only thing that hasn't gone the Twins way today as Minnesota led 17-4 after five innings. Danny Santana, who began the game in left field, replaced Escobar at shortstop with Robbie Grossman taking over in left. Escobar will be reevaluated on Sunday. At that point, we should know if he's headed to the disabled list.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 04:51:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar was pulled from Saturday's game against the Rangers with an apparent injury.

Escobar flied out in the second inning and was badly limping to first base, prompting a visit from the trainer which led to his ultimate departure. Expect an update on his status from the Twins before the conclusion of their game.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 03:31:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Yankees.

It took until his 43rd game of the season, but Escobar finally hit his first home run. This was after the 27-year-old slugged 12 homers in 127 games last season. Escobar is still hitting the ball in the air plenty, but the problem is that many of them have been infield fly balls. His fantasy upside remains limited.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 12:18:00 AM

Twins activated SS Eduardo Escobar from the 15-day disabled list.

Escobar missed 16 days with a strained left groin. He returns Monday to a .237/.275/.289 batting line.
Mon, May 23, 2016 01:04:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar (groin) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Escobar went 4-for-11 on a three-game minor league rehab assignment with High-A Fort Myers. He has been on the disabled list since May 7 due to a left groin strain and returns to a weak .237/.275/.289 batting line.
Mon, May 23, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Eduardo Escobar (groin) went 0-for-3 with a walk Sunday in his third rehab game with High-A Fort Myers.

That makes him 4-for-11 on his rehab assignment. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press believes Escobar could be activated from the disabled list ahead of the Twins' series opener Monday night against the Royals. The infielder has been sidelined since May 7 because of a strained left groin.
Mon, May 23, 2016 09:28:00 AM

Eduardo Escobar (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Fort Myers on Friday.

Escobar has missed the last couple weeks with a strained left groin. He should be activated in a few days but might be poised for a bench role with the way Eduardo Nunez is swinging the bat.
Fri, May 20, 2016 08:49:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2John Ryan Murphy
3Chris Gimenez
4Dan Rohlfing
5Eddy Rodriguez
1B1Joe Mauer
2Matt Hague
3Ben Paulsen
2B1Brian Dozier
2Tommy Field
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
4Benji Gonzalez
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
3J.B. Shuck
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Kyle Gibson
5Tyler Duffey
6Adalberto Mejia
7Justin Haley
8Nick Tepesch
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Glen Perkins
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Craig Breslow
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Matt Belisle
10Trevor May
11Raul Fernandez
12Nick Greenwood
13Alex Wimmers