|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||101.00||1.00||.228||6.00||14.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||53||22||3|| .446|| .736|| .415|
|vs Price (Career)||5||3||0|| .800||.600||.600|
|vs LHP||128||43||4|| .366|| .531|| .336|
|12/23/2014||Curtis Granderson, RF NYM||Vidal Nuno, SP ARI|
Sergio Romo, RP SF
Yoervis Medina, RP SEA
Eduardo Escobar, SS MIN
Jimmy Paredes, 3B BAL
Andy Dirks, LF TOR
Dale Thayer, RP SD
Jose Tabata, RF PIT
|12/17/2014||Eduardo Escobar, SS MIN|
Kevin Kiermaier, RF TB
John Jaso, C TB
Nick Tepesch, SP TEX
|Jayson Werth, RF WAS|
|12/14/2014||Eduardo Escobar, SS MIN|
Garrett Richards, SP LAA
Chad Qualls, RP HOU
|Nathan Karns, SP TB|
Erick Aybar, SS LAA
|Last 10 Games|
Santana, Escobar to compete to be Twins' starting shortstop
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3:56 pm ET) While Danny Santana is considered the front-runner to be the Twins' starting shortstop, first-year manager Paul Molitor said nothing has been decided yet. Santana will compete with Eduardo Escobar for the starting job this spring.
"It's probably been one of the more awkward things for me this winter in dealing with that situation," Molitor said, per MLB.com. "Obviously, I have to go in there open-minded about how it will play out. I can't say Santana will be the shortstop because things can change. Escobar deserves an opportunity to play and whether it's spotting around the organization or he has to go back to shortstop, I can't tell you it all will work out."
Escobar started a team-high 86 games at shortstop in 2014 for Minnesota. He made it clear he wants to play every day, but is willing to play where Molitor needs him.
"This season is important for me," Escobar said. "I'm coming in ready to play. I don't know if I'm going to be the starting shortstop or not, but I've been working hard to be ready for spring training. If Molitor wants me to play shortstop, or wherever, I'm ready for it."
Santana said he is excited he is moving back to shortstop after making a team-high 62 starts in center field last year. He's been fielding 200 grounders per day in the Dominican Republic to get ready for the season.
"I'm very happy about playing shortstop. I was waiting for that moment," Santana said. "Shortstop is my natural position. I just need to keep working and I can do the same thing as last year."
Eduardo Escobar collects four hits, plates six in win over Tigers
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/27/14) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar collected four hits and drive in six in a convincing 12-3 win over Detroit on Saturday.
Escobar singled in two runs in the fifth, singled in another in the seventh and launched a three-run home run in the eighth inning. He finished 4 for 5 with two runs scored and six RBI. He is hitting .277 with six home runs and 37 RBI over 430 at-bats.
Eduardo Escobar returns to lineup Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/23/14) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar is in the starting lineup and batting ninth in Tuesday's matchup with the Diamondbacks.
Escobar has been slowed by a jammed shoulder but was able to enter Monday's game as a pinch runner and eventually smack a single in his only at-bat. He has hit .275/.315/.404 with five home runs and 29 RBI in 411 at-bats.
Eduardo Escobar out Saturday, plays catch
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/20/14) Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians.
Escobar played catch before the game at a distance of about 100 feet, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He hasn't played since Tuesday due to a jammed shoulder.
Eduardo Escobar unable to return
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/19/14) Twins infieler Eduardo Escobar was not able to return to the team's starting lineup Friday.
Escobar is dealing with a jammed shoulder. He has been sidelined since September 16 due to the issue.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/5/15||BOS||7:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||@ TB||1:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ BOS||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||BAL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||@ PIT||1:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||@ TOR||1:07 pm|| |
|3/11/15||TB||1:05 pm|| |