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5 Eduardo Escobar SS
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%: 2/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Twins sit Danny Santana, Oswaldo Arcia, Jordan Schafer


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5:37 pm ET) 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. 


Twins could use trio of Schafer, Robinson, Escobar at CF


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Twins manager Paul Molitor told reporters that he'll use a blend of Jordan Schafer and Shane Robinson at center field, but wouldn't describe the position as a straight platoon, according to the Star Tribune. With Danny Santana named the starting shortstop, Molitor added that Eduardo Escobar would also see some time in the outfield.

Twins IF Eduardo Escobar hits homer in loss to Red Sox


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar hits a homerun in the team's 5-4 loss to the Red Sox.

The homer was Escobar's third this spring. The 26-year-old is batting .333, adding 13 RBI. Escobar has seen time at shortstop, second base and third base over his career.


Twins' Eduardo Escobar gets work in the outfield Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Twins utility man Eduardo Escobar, who has been said to be pushing Danny Santana for the starting shortstop role, got some extra work in the outfield Monday.

Escobar started the game at third base but was moved to the outfield in the fifth inning. Minnesota likes the options Escobar gives them, reports MLB.com.

"It's a good thing for us," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. "We like versatility. [Eduardo] Nunez has also been out there, and now Escobar is out there. Versatility is important when you carry 12 pitchers because you don't have much of a bench."


Molitor: Danny Santana hasn't won Twins' shortstop job


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Twins manager Paul Molitor isn't sure what to do with Danny Santana

Originally expected to be the Twins starting shortstop, Santana has been pushed in camp by Eduardo Escobar

One option would be to move Santana back to center field, where he started 62 games last season. But on Saturday, Molitor said he hadn't considered that as an option. 

Molitor also said he wasn't ready to name Santana the Opening Day shortstop, leaving him without a position, per Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press

Santana is hitting .321 this spring. 


Eduardo Escobar pushing Danny Santana for Twins' SS job


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) The Twins expected Danny Santana to be their starting shortstop, but Eduardo Escobar is making it a difficult choice for the team. 

Escobar was the starter last season, finishing with the second-highest doubles total among MLB shortstops. This spring, he's picked up where he left off last year. 

Escobar is 4-for-9 in the first three spring games, with a home run and a double. 

"He knows the situation, and it hasn't affected him in the least," Twins manager Paul Molitor told Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. "He's had some good at-bats here early in camp. He's a little man who can drive the ball a little bit."


Molitor: Eduardo Escobar 'will be' important part of Twins in 2015


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Twins manager Paul Molitor marked infielder Eduardo Escobar as "an important part" of the team in 2014 and believes he will be the same this season, the Star Tribune reports.

"He was an important part of our team last year," Molitor said. "He will be this year, too."

Escobar delivered the best performance of his career in 2014, hitting .275/.315/.406 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 433 at-bats. However, he arrived at camp to learn he was in a competition for the shortstop role with last year's center fielder, Danny Santana. Breaking the news to Escobar was a delicate conversation for the manager.

"Obviously," Molitor said. "You’ve got a guy who came in and played every day for you last year, and then you’re thinking about doing something different. I’ve tried to explain it to him the best I could. His answers, at least for now, are, 'No problem. I understand.'"


Santana, Escobar to compete to be Twins' starting shortstop


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) 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
(9/27/2014) 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.