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5 Eduardo Escobar SS
Height/Weight: 5-10/175 | Birthdate: 1/5/1989 | Birthplace: Villa de Cura, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Minnesota | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $495,000 | Owned/Started%: 8/5 | Average Draft Position: 663.00
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Eduardo Escobar collects four hits, plates six in win over Tigers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) 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
(9/23/2014) 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
(9/20/2014) 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
(9/19/2014) 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.


MRI reveals only jammed shoulder for Eduardo Escobar


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar underwent an MRI on his right shoulder Wednesday that revealed no structural damage. He was diagnosed with a jammed shoulder and is considered day to day, per mlb.com.

Escobar hurt the shoulder diving for a ball Tuesday and was forced out of the game.


Two Twins starters still sitting Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia (back) and shortstop Eduardo Escobar (shoulder) remain out Wednesday against visiting Detroit.

Arcia, who sustained the injury Monday, is on a seven-game hitting streak. Escobar suffered his injury Tuesday.


Eduardo Escobar suffers shoulder injury Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar was removed from Tuesday's game after jamming his shoulder, the Star Tribune reports.

Escobar managed to record a single in his only at-bat. He owns a .273/.314/.402 line with five home runs and 29 RBI in 410 at-bats.


Eduardo Escobar records three hits, plates two runs in win over Rockies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar cranked out three hits in his team's win over the Rockies in Colorado on Sunday.

Escobar doubled in two runs in the opening frame and added two singled. He finished 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI in a 13-5 victory. It was his third three-hit game of the season and his first since June 6. He enters the break with a .271/.313/.404 slash line with three homers and 21 RBI in 255 at-bats.

Eduardo Escobar slugs third home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 9-3 win over the Rockies Saturday.

Escobar has put together back-to-back multihit efforts after going 0 for 15 in his previous four games. Prior to this two-game stretch, the shortstop's last multihit performance came back on June 15. He has hit .263/.303/.394 with three home runs and 19 RBI in 251 at-bats.


Eduardo Escobar knocks 10th-inning home run in 1-0 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar picked the right moment to hit his first home run of the season, knocking a solo home run in the top of the 10th inning Monday to lead his team to a 1-0 win over the Indians.

Escobar came into the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and remained in to play shortstop. He's done a great job in limited action this season, hitting .333/.370/.500 with one home run, six RBI and one stolen base in 42 at-bats.


Twins plan to rotate between three players at shortstop


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday he doesn't have a primary shortstop, as he continues to rotate between Pedro Florimon and Eduardo Escobar. Danny Santana has also joined the mix after his promotion from the minors Saturday.

"Whoever is out there that day is my shortstop," Gardenhire said, per MLB.com. "I have confidence in anybody I put out there."

Gardenhire said he wants to give Florimon as many opportunities to start because of his defense, but his poor start offensively has kept him from being the everyday shortstop.

"He's been fighting it a little bit [offensively]," Gardenhire said. "You watch him with that glove and the way he makes it easy out there, and that's why you love him so much. But Esco has been swinging good, and Santana is ready to rock and roll. I can promise you that."


Eduardo Escobar collects four hits, two RBI Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar delivered his best offensive performance of the season Wednesday, going 4 for 4 with a double and two RBI in his team's 6-4 loss to the Dodgers.

Escobar kicked off the scoring Wednesday with an RBI double in the second inning before the Dodgers answered with six runs to go into the ninth with a 6-1 lead. Escobar drove in another run in the final frame and scored on a two-run double, but the Twins rally fell short as Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen slammed the door. Escobar has hit .345/.355/.414 with five RBI in 29 at-bats.


Twins recall seven from Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2013) The Twins recalled seven players from Triple-A Rochester Sunday, including shortstop Eduardo Escobar, outfielders Eric Fryer and Chris Parmelee, and pitchers Scott Diamond, Michael Tonkin, Cole De Vries and Shairon Martis.

All seven players have previous major-league experience and will serve as depth for the Twins in the final weeks of the season.


Eduardo Escobar to spend some time in the minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2013) The Twins demoted infielder Eduardo Escobar to Triple-A Rochester following Sunday's game against the Yankees. Escobar heads to the minors mired in a 3-for-28 slump in his last 13 games (seven starts).

Eduardo Escobar stings former team


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2013) Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar clubbed his third home run Thursday against the White Sox.

Escobar hit a solo shot in the fourth inning off John Danks. He was one of four Twins to homer off Danks. Escobar is now hitting .236.


Eduardo Escobar goes deep in loss


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2013) Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar muscled up on Wednesday during a loss to the White Sox. Escobar hit his second home run of the year. 

Escobar took starter Dylan Axelrod deep in the second inning with one out for a solo shot. He went 1 for 4 in the game and is batting .298. 

The 24-year-old infielder has just three hits in his last 10 games after starting the year out red hot for Minnesota. 


Eduardo Escobar hits way into more playing time


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2013) Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar started a second straight game for the first time this season Sunday against the Rangers. Manager Ron Gardenhire wanted to find Escobar more playing time since he's batting .483 (14 for 29) through 14 games.

"He's doing great," Gardenhire said, per MLB.com. "That's why I ran him back out there again today to find another spot for him. He's swinging it really good. You never know how long you're going to stay on that surfboard before someone knocks you off. So you just ride it and go from there."

Gardenhire has been pleasantly surprised with Escobar's power. Escobar has a .690 slugging percentage.

"He's got some pop," Gardenhire said. "It's surprising. And he has a cannon for an arm. He's a nice player. There's a reason why we got him in that trade, and he's showing us why."


Eduardo Escobar does it all


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2013) Twins infielder and utility player Eduardo Escobar does the little things, his manager Ron Gardenhire told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

The 24-year-old has been a pinch-runner and pinch-hitter. He's played shortstop and third base and has been an emergency outfielder as well. 

"He says he can pitch," teammate Wilkin Ramirez said. "He’s done it before."

Even more impressive, Escobar is hitting for the Twins. The smallest player on the roster racked up his second three-hit game Tuesday night and he added a walk. Only Joe Mauer has more three-hit games this year with three. 

"He’s a nice little player," Gardenhire said. "He’s been swinging great. A lot of fun to watch out there."

Escobar is batting .480 after 12 games and 25 at-bats with a double, triple, homer and five RBI. 


Eduardo Escobar makes most of start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2013) Eduardo Escobar made just his second start of the season Tuesday at Kansas City, but he was one of the few Twins' players to make an impact in a 7-4 loss. Escobar homered and drove in two runs, while going 3 for 4.

"I want to make sure everybody gets involved," manager Ron Gardehire said, per MLB.com. "'We'll mix it up and try to score more runs."


Eduardo Escobar rotates in at short


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2013) Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar finished 2 for 4 with an RBI during his first start of the season in Minnesota's 9-5 loss to Baltimore on Friday. Escobar had served only as a pinch hitter in two of the first three games of the season before being inserted at shortstop against the Orioles.

"We have to mix it up a little bit and get everybody some at-bats," Gardenhire told MLB.com about Escobar's appearance.


Eduardo Escobar plays hero for Twins


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2013) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar took over at shortstop late in Wednesday's game against the Tigers. He ended up playing the role of the hero. 

Escobar, who took over for Pedro Florimon, the starter, blasted a walk-off double to left-center field off Phil Coke in the bottom of the ninth to send the Twins to victory, 3-2. He drove in the game-tying and winning runs. 

Escobar went 1 for 1 in the game and is now 1 for 2 on the season. The 24-year-old has come off the bench in both games. 


Escobar back in lineup


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/2/2012) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday after getting hit in the elbow by a pitch last week. He finished 1 for 3 with a run scored in the 4-3 defeat.