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Eduardo Escobar | Shortstop

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 173
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Eduardo Escobar went 4-for-5 with a homer and six RBI in Saturday's 12-3 rout of the Tigers.
Escobar grounded out to third in his first at-bat, but he singled twice in the Twins' six-run fifth inning, hit an RBI single in the seventh inning, and then slugged a three-run shot in the eighth inning. Escobar is batting .277/.317/.409 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 132 games this season for Minnesota. Sep 27 - 11:05 PM

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Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Escobar hadn't started a game since a week ago, when he suffered a jammed right shoulder. He should be fine moving forward.
Sep 24 - 4:57 AM

Eduardo Escobar (shoulder) came off the bench to hit a single Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Escobar hadn't played since last Tuesday due to a jammed right shoulder, but he entered the game as a pinch-runner in the seventh and stuck around to hit a single in the ninth. He should be back in the lineup soon.
Sep 23 - 8:35 AM

Eduardo Escobar (shoulder) is available off the bench Monday.

Escobar hasn't played since jamming his right shoulder last Tuesday night, but he felt fine after taking some extra swings during early batting practice on Monday. It sounds like he's not far off from a return.
Sep 22 - 5:47 PM

Eduardo Escobar (shoulder) is not in the Twins' starting lineup Wednesday night versus Detroit.

Escobar is day-to-day after jamming his right shoulder on Tuesday night. Eduardo Nunez will start at shortstop and bat seventh Wednesday against the Tigers.
Sep 17 - 4:56 PM

Eduardo Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Tigers with a jammed right shoulder.

Escobar was injured while making a diving stop at shortstop. He's still being looked at by trainers, so it's not clear how much time he might miss.
Sep 16 - 9:05 PM

Eduardo Escobar homered, tripled and drove in two in Friday's tilt with the Tigers.

The triple was Escobar's first of the season. He ended up one double shy of the cycle. In addition to that triple and his second inning home run off of Robbie Ray, Escobar collected two singles and scored three runs. The offensive outburst was certainly unexpected for Minnesota's number eight hitter. He's slashing .272/.315/.391 this season.
Aug 23 - 2:34 AM

Eduardo Escobar belted a solo homer off Drew Smyly in the third inning on Friday, leading the Twins to a 2-0 victory over the Tigers in Detroit.

He has done a terrific job at the plate in his limited time with the Twins, hitting .309/.351/.469 with two homers and 14 RBI in 53 games. He's worth using as a middle infield option in AL-only formats for as long as he's receiving regular playing time.
Jun 13 - 10:39 PM

Eduardo Escobar came off the bench and hit a home run in the top of the 10th Monday to lead the Twins to a 1-0 win over the Indians.

Even though Escobar was kind of named the Twins' starting shortstop on Friday, he was out of the lineup for the second time in three games tonight. One would think tonight's homer has earned him at least the next couple of starts, but one never can tell with Ron Gardenhire. He's certainly the better AL-only fantasy option than Pedro Florimon Jr. anyway.
May 5 - 11:04 PM

Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Friday that Eduardo Escobar will serve as the team's primary shortstop for the time being.

Danny Santana is being recalled from Triple-A on Saturday and will serve as his backup. The 25-year-old is off to a strong start this season, slashing .324/.351/.412 with five RBI in his first 34 at-bats. His lack of power and speed though make him virtually useless in fantasy leagues.
May 2 - 8:38 PM

Eduardo Escobar went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Twins' shortstop on Wednesday.

Escobar could get a look as the Twins' primary shortstop after this once. Pedro Florimon is a superior defender, but he's not hitting at all. Escobar, on the other hand, is at .345 in 29 at-bats. He doesn't really have much fantasy upside because of his limited power and complete absence of stolen base ability, but he might have a little value in AL-only leagues.
May 1 - 12:04 AM

Twins recalled INF Eduardo Escobar from Triple-A Rochester.

The 24-year-old infielder has appeared in 55 games for the Twins this season, hitting .214/.268/.328 with three homers, nine RBI and a 10/23 BB/K ratio. He’ll provide depth and defensive versatility for the Twins down the stretch.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 05:07:00 PM

Twins optioned INF Eduardo Escobar to Triple-A Rochester.

Escobar has batted just .214/.268/.328 in a utility role this season. The Twins also optioned Oswaldo Arcia and Chris Parmelee prior to the All-Star break.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 05:30:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar won it for the Twins Wednesday with a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth off Tigers reliever Phil Coke.

It should have been a sac fly, but a misplay in the Tigers outfield allowed the ball to bounce, and Brian Dozier came all the way around from first base. It was Escobar's first at-bat of the game, as he entered on a double-switch earlier in the contest.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 07:28:00 PM

Eduardo Escobar went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles Monday versus the Cardinals.

The Twins' decision to demote Drew Butera today appears to have locked up a bench spot for Escobar. Now only can he serve as a backup throughout the infield, but he can also serve as the emergency catcher behind Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit. Still, he shouldn't have any fantasy value at all.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 05:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
3Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Doug Bernier
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
2Chris Herrmann
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Aaron Thompson
9A.J. Achter
10Logan Darnell
11Michael Tonkin
12Lester Oliveros