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Eduardo Escobar | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Twins manager Paul Molitor confirmed Sunday that Eduardo Escobar will function as the team's starting shortstop in the wake of Danny Santana getting demoted to Triple-A on Sunday.
Escobar has been stealing a fair amount of time from Santana in recent days, but is now officially an everyday player in the Twins lineup. The 26-year-old is hitting .228/.250/.342 with three homers and 20 RBI on the season, so he isn't a very appealing option in most fantasy formats. Jun 7 - 5:46 PM

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Eduardo Escobar continued his hot hitting on Thursday, driving in a pair of runs and finishing 1-for-3.

Escobar had homered and recorded three hits and five RBI in Wednesday's 13-0 demolition of the A's. He didn't do anything quite so dramatic on Thursday, but his two-run single in the fifth inning broke a 4-4 tie. The A's would manage one run the rest of the way as the Twins came away with a 6-5 win. Despite a few nice games, Escobar is still hitting just .230/.256/.378.
May 7 - 5:33 PM

Eduardo Escobar's bat came along with a three hits, a homer and five RBI as the Twins crushed the A's 13-0 on Wednesday.

Escobar's presence in the middle of the Twins order was turning into quite the punchline with him batting .194/.217/.299 in 67 at-bats entering the day. He doubled his homer and RBI totals in this one, but he still shouldn't be batting fifth and playing a corner outfield spot for a major league team. On the other hand, he probably wouldn't be too bad as a No. 8 hitter and starting shortstop.
May 6 - 11:37 PM

Eduardo Escobar had an RBI double, a run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.

Escobar's RBI double in the seventh inning tied the score, and he eventually came around to score the winning run later in the inning. It was a big hit for the infielder, who has been devoid of many thus far this year. With Tuesday's effort, Escobar is batting just .156/.191/.267 on the season.
Apr 28 - 11:24 PM

Eduardo Escobar homered and doubled to lead the Twins to a 3-1 defeat of the Yankees on Tuesday.

Escobar isn't making things easy for the Twins. The team wants to take a long look at Danny Santana at shortstop, but Escobar was just fine as a starter there last year and he's kept hitting this spring, with four homers in 54 at-bats. There seems little doubt that the Twins would be better for the short-term by starting Escobar at short and Santana in center field. However, it is in the franchise's best interests to see if Santana can cut it at short, particularly since Byron Buxton is lined up as the center fielder of the future.
Mar 31 - 4:41 PM

Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 and hit a grand slam against the Orioles on Tuesday.

The slam came off left-hander T.J. McFarland. Escobar was a solid regular as the Twins' primary shortstop last year, but his strong showing with the bat (.275/.315/.406) is kind of being written off as a fluke. He's set to return to a utility role for now with Danny Santana at shortstop for the Twins, but if Santana proves mediocre defensively and Aaron Hicks fails to hit, the Twins could always return to what worked for them in 2014.
Mar 17 - 6:07 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 11:05:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 04:57:00 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.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 08:35:00 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.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 05:47:00 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.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 04:56:00 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.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 09:05:00 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.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 02:34:00 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.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 10:39:00 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.
Mon, May 5, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Blaine Boyer
3Brian Duensing
4Casey Fien
5J.R. Graham
6Ryan Pressly
7Trevor May
8Ryan O'Rourke