Eduardo Escobar
SS/3B/LF MIN
1 day ago

Escobar went 2-for-4 with a walk, solo homer and scored twice in Tuesday's game against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar's fourth-inning blast was his sixth of the season, and his first in the team's last 51 games. Tuesday also marked the switch-hitting infielder's first RBI and run since Sept. 15, as Escobar has had a brutal final month of the 2016 campaign. Entering the contest, he was hitting a pathetic .089/.150/.089 through 56 September at-bats, light years beyond his worst numbers for any month this year.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/3B/LF MIN
2 weeks ago

Escobar is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar has started seven consecutive games and gone a dismal 1-for-28 (.036) in that time. James Beresford will get the nod to start at the hot corner while Escobar heads to the bench.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/3B/LF MIN
1 month ago

Escobar is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jorge Polanco will start at shortstop while Escobar gets the night off. Having gone 5-for-18 (.278) with two doubles over the last seven games, Escobar has remained consistent with his season line of .266/.298/.385.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/3B/LF MIN
1 month ago

Escobar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar will return to the bench after drawing four straight starts in the Minnesota infield. In his place, Trevor Plouffe will start at third base, while Jorge Polanco gets the nod at shortstop.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/3B/LF MIN
1 month ago

Escobar has not played the last three games as Jorge Polanco has started at shortstop.

EDGE Analysis

With Trevor Plouffe back from the DL, it looks like the Twins will keep Polanco at shortstop to evaluate him for 2017. Escobar will move to a utility role again as a result.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/3B/LF MIN
2 months ago

Escobar is not in the lineup for game two of the doubleheader against the Astros on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar played at short for the day game, going 2-for-4 with two strikeouts, and will get the nightcap off. In his place, Jorge Polanco slides over to shortstop while batting sixth.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/3B/LF MIN
2 months ago

Escobar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following Eduardo Nunez's trade to the Giants, Escobar has taken over as the Twins' primary shortstop, starting 10 straight games prior to Sunday's day off. He's gone 0-for-11 over the last three contests, so sitting out could give Escobar a chance to recharge. Jorge Polanco will cover shortstop for Escobar.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/3B/LF MIN
2 months ago

Escobar went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs in a 6-5 defeat against the White Sox on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old is on a mini-hot streak, having gone 6-for-14 (.429) with two doubles and a homer in the last three games. He will likely continue to see regular at-bats at shortstop since Eduardo Nunez was traded to San Francisco. Escobar is hitting .269 with four home runs, 25 RBI and 21 runs in 212 at-bats.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/3B/LF MIN
2 months ago

Escobar went 2-for-4 in Thursday's win over Baltimore. Escobar started at third base with Miguel Sano getting the day off. However, he'll likely take over as the everyday shortstop after Eduardo Nunez was traded to San Francisco.

EDGE Analysis

There is a chance Jorge Polanco could share at time at shortstop as the team may want to give him regular at-bats after being called up from Triple-A, but Polanco will likely get a boost in playing time in any scenario in the final two months.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/3B/LF MIN
3 months ago

Escobar went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs overall in Sunday's 15-5 victory over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

He found a way to inflict some damage despite hitting out of the nine-hole, launching his third homer of the season in the seventh off reliever Cesar Ramos with Kurt Suzuki aboard. The homer was Escobar's first since June 18 versus the Yankees, and he's now slashing .261/.286/.372 in a part-time role.