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5 Eduardo Escobar LF
Height/Weight: 5-10/185 | Birthdate: 1/5/1989 | Birthplace: Villa de Cura, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Minnesota | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $495,000 | Owned/Started%: 7/4 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Struggling SS Danny Santana sits again for Twins


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/25/2015) Twins shortstop Danny Santana is out of the lineup for a second straight game Monday, replaced by Eduardo Escobar for the game against the Red Sox. 

Santana has had a rough week at the plate, going 1-for-16 with five strikeouts and no wallks. The free-swinging Santana has just two walks in 157 plate appearances this season. 

The Twins (+103) are slight underdogs per VegasInsider.com. 


Kurt Suzuki, Danny Santana out of Twins lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki was out of the starting lineup on Sunday. Suzuki was replaced by Chris Herrmann, who gets his ninth start behind the plate. 

Shortstop Danny Santana also misses a start. He's replaced by Eduardo Escobar for the fifth time this season. 

Right fielder Torii Hunter also gets a day away from the field, starting at DH.


Twins' Eduardo Escobar returns to starting lineup Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) Twins utility man Eduardo Escobar is back in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox. Escobar did not start the last two games with the team in a National League park, but he's starting as the designated hitter and batting sixth on Friday.

Escobar has been hitting well lately, batting .346 with a home run and 11 RBI over his last 11 games. 


Twins SS Eduardo Escobar goes 4 for 4, doubles twice on Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar went 4 for 4 with two doubles against the Rays on Saturday.

The four-hit peformance was Escobar's first of the season.

Twins shuffle Hicks, Escobar, Rosario on Wednesday with Vargas out


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) The Twins gave slugger Kennys Vargas the night off Wednesday night against the Tigers, per MLB.com.

With Vargas out of the lineup for the second time since Sunday, the club moved Eddie Rosario to left field, Aaron Hicks to center and moved Eduardo Escobar to designated hitter.

Minnesota is considered an underdog (+121) against left-hander Kyle Lobstein and the Tigers. The current Twins roster is hitting .348 (8 for 23) against the Southpaw.


Twins' Trevor Plouffe out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians.

Plouffe is getting his first break from starting in three weeks, as he's manned the hot corner for 19 straight games. Eduardo Escobar will get the start Saturday and bat sixth.

The Twins have 50-50 odds (-105) against the Indians Saturday.


Twins LF Eduardo Escobar drives in two more in win on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Twins left fielder Eduardo Escobar stayed hot in Thursday's 6-5 win over Oakland. Escobar, who had three hits and five RBI on Wednesday, went 1 for 2 with a go-ahead two-run single in the bottom of the fifth.

Escobar is now batting just .230 on the year, but he has hit safely in three of his last four games. 


Twins' Eduardo Escobar goes 3 for 4 in win over Athletics


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Twins outfielder Eduardo Escobar had his best game of the 2015 season in Wednesday night's 13-0 win over the Athletics. 

Escobar went 3 for 4 with a two-run homer in the sixth inning and a two-run double in the seventh. He also drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the third. Escobar entered the game with five total RBI for the season and doubled his total with Wednesday's output. 

In three games against the Athletics this series, Escobar has gone 6 for 11 at the plate. 

Escobar is now batting .225/.243/.380. 


Twins LF Eduardo Escobar returns to lineup Monday vs. A's


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/4/2015) Twins outfielder Eduardo Escobar returned to the starting lineup for Monday's contest against the A's. Escobar was given the day off on Sunday after starting the previous five games. He got the start in left field, batting seventh for manager Paul Molitor.

Escobar, who is batting just .167 on the season, is replacing Oswaldo Arcia in the lineup after he was placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier Monday.


Kurt Suzuki, Eduardo Escobar, Jordan Schafer out of Twins' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) The Twins left three starters out of Sunday's starting lineup. 

Catcher Kurt Suzuki goes to the bench, with Chris Herrmann getting his second start in five games. Herrmann is batting eighth in the lineup. 

Left fielder Eduardo Escobar is out of the lineup after four straight starts. Oswaldo Arcia returns to left, batting sixth. 

Center fielder Jordan Schafer also gets a rest, with Shane Robinson making his tenth start in center and batting seventh. 


Twins' Torii Hunter receives a day of rest vs. former club


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Twins right fielder Torii Hunter received another day of rest on Wednesday against the Tigers. With Hunter on the bench, Minnesota moved Oswaldo Arcia to right field, with Eduardo Escobar playing left.

Hunter is hitting .203 (14 for 69) with one homers and seven RBI in 18 games.


Twins 2B Brian Dozier out of the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, according to MLB.com. Dozier will get his first day off of the year after starting the first 19 games in a row. Dozier is hitting .205 with a home run and six RBI in 73 at-bats.

Eduardo Escobar will draw the start at second base and bat sixth. He is hitting .146 in 41 at-bats this season. The Twins are currently the underdogs (+125) against Detroit.


Kurt Suzuki, Torii Hunter, Kennys Vargas out of Twins lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Catcher Kurt Suzuki, DH Kennys Vargas and right fielder Torii Hunter were not included in the Twins' Sunday lineup. 

Suzuki was replaced by Chris Herrmann, who started his fourth game at catcher, batting eighth.

Oswaldo Arcia moved over from left to replace Hunter. Eduardo Escobar picked up his fourth start of the year in left, batting sixth.  

Eduardo Nunez played Dh for the first time this year, batting fifth. 


Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar cracks first home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar went 1 for 5 at the plate in Minnesota's 8-5 win over the Mariners Saturday.

Escobar did his only damage in the fourth inning when he ripped a 3-2 pitch off James Paxton over the left center field wall for a solo home run, his first of the season. Escobar, who also struck out twice, boosted his average to .171 in 35 at-bats this season.


Twins sit Danny Santana, Oswaldo Arcia, Jordan Schafer


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) The Twins will be without three regulars in the starting lineup on Saturday. 

Shortstop Danny Santana, left fielder Oswaldo Arcia and center fielder Jordan Schafer are all out of the lineup. 

Eduardo Escobar will start his third game of the year at shortstop, batting eighth in the lineup. 

Eduardo Nunez gets his second start of the year in left, batting sixth. Shane Robinson starts for the sixth time in center, batting ninth. 


Eduardo Escobar in Twins' Sunday lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar was in the team's starting lineup for Sunday's game. Escobar had been questionable for the game with a toe injury. 

The toe forced Escobar out of Friday's game in the eighth inning, and he wasn't in the starting lineup on Saturday. He ended up pinch hitting in Saturday's game, however. 


Twins' Eduardo Escobar (toe) enters Saturday's game as PH, K's twice


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/18/2015) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar pinched hit Saturday and stayed in the game for another at-bat, striking out both times. 

Escobar was left out Saturday's starting lineup after taking a pitch off his big toe in Friday's game.


Twins SS Eduardo Escobar (toe) takes a seat Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar was not included in Saturday's lineup against the Indians. per MLB.com.

Escobar took a Corey Kluber pitch off his left big toe in the eighth inning of Friday's 3-2 over Cleveland. Although he was spotted limping at the clubhouse on Saturday, he told reporters he's healthy enough to play, per the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.

"I'm fine. I can play," Escobar said.


Twins SS Eduardo Escobar leave Friday's game with foot injury


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar was hit by a pitch on his foot, which forced him to leave Friday's win over Indians, reports MLB.com.

Escobar was hit by Corey Kluber during the eight inning of the game and he was replaced by pinch-runner Shane Robinson.


Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia takes a seat vs. Royals LHP Jason Vargas


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was given a day of rest against Royals left-hander Jason Vargas on Thursday. Arcia is a .221 lifetime hitter against southpaws and has just one hit in his first eight at-bats against left-handed pitching.

Manager Paul Molitor inserted switch-hitter Eduardo Escobar to play left field and bat seventh in the order. Molitor wants to see more consistency out of Arcia before he starts facing more lefties, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

"I'd like to see his at-bats pick up in terms of consistency, and I think the best chance to do that right now is against right-handers in the short term," Molitor said.


Twins' Oswaldo Arcia, Kennys Vargas out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia and designated hitter Kennys Vargas are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against lefty Chris Sale and the White Sox.

The team is going righty-heavy against Sale, with Joe Mauer, who is serving as the team's designated hitter Sunday, the only lefty in the lineup. Third baseman Trevor Plouffe moves across the diamond to play first base, while Eduardo Escobar and Eduardo Nunez enter the lineup in place of Arcia and Vargas.

The Twins are underdogs (+135) against the White Sox Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Eduardo Escobar will leave Twins on Friday for birth of child


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar will leave the team after Friday's game against the White Sox to be with his fiancee for birth of their child, according to the the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He is expected to rejoin the club on Sunday.

Escobar is hitting .200 (1 for 5) through three games.


Twins' Escobar replaces Arcia in starting lineup Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) After starting the first two games in left field, Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia received a day off Thursday against the Tigers. He was replaced in the starting lineup by infielder Eduardo Escobar.

Arcia is off to a slow start through two games, batting .167 (1 for 6) with three strikeouts. He has no walks or extra-base hits.


Twins' Molitor said he'd like to get Escobar in lineup during trip


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) With the Twins opening their season on a seven-game road trip, Twins manger Paul Molitor said he'd like to get infielder Eduardo Escobar in the lineup a couple of times during the road trip, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

In addition to playing in the infield this year, Escobar will also receive some playing time in the outfield, Molitor previously indicated.


Twins IF Eduardo Escobar drives in three in victory over Red Sox


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs in a 5-2 victory over the Red Sox on Friday.

Escobar is hitting .344 this spring with four home runs and 17 RBI. He finished Friday's contest with two doubles.