Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 6 hours ago

Escobar (foot) is in Sunday's lineup against Cleveland at shortstop and batting eighth, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Escobar was hit by a pitch in the foot in Friday's game, but appeared as a defensive replacement in Saturday's game, so he look back to full strength. He'll play shortstop with Danny Santana getting the day off.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 2 days ago

Escobar left Friday's game in the eighth inning after being hit by a pitch on his foot, Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports.

Escobar was replaced in Friday's game by Shane Robinson. The extent of his setback is uncertain, but expect an update on his status as more details become available.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 1 week ago

Escobar will miss one game Saturday due to the birth of a child, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Escobar was offered to take three days off as part of the standard paternity list leave, but his fiancee insisted otherwise. He will fly back to the Twin Cities following Friday's contest, but will rejoin the team before Sunday's series finale against the White Sox.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 1 week ago

Escobar started in left field and went 1-for-3 in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

Manager Paul Molitor has said that Escobar will get starts in left field against tough left-handed starters to give Oswaldo Arcia some rest. It was a righty starter (Shane Greene) on the mound Thursday, so this was likely a way to get him a start early in the season. However, Molitor has said he'll find ways to get Escobar regularly in the lineup in a utility role after a strong spring (.344 with four home runs and 20 RBI).

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 3 weeks ago

Escobar will move to a utility role with Danny Santana named Minnesota's starting shortstop. He could also get spot starts in left field against tought left-handed pitchers, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Escobar is having a strong spring by hitting .302 with three home runs, but it wasn't enough to overcome Minnesota's plans to move Santana back to shortstop. It sounds like Escobar could get somewhat regular at-bats off the bench. There's also a chance he's traded early in the season as there have been reports other teams have asked the Twins about his availability this spring.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 1 month ago

Escobar went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Tuesday's spring training win over Baltimore. He's hitting .364 (8-for-22) this spring and the Twins are getting trade inquiries with Escobar headed for a utility role, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Escobar is in competition with Danny Santana for the starting shortstop job, but all indications so far are that Santana will win the role and Escobar will move to a utility role. It seems unlikely the Twins would trade Escobar before the start of the season, but his fantasy value could improve if he moves to another club and lands a starting job.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 3 months ago

Escobar and Danny Santana will compete for Minnesota's starting shortstop job this spring, manager Paul Molitor told MLB.com.

The Twins sound committed to moving Santana from center field back to shortstop, where he played in the minors. If Santana wins the job, Escobar would likely move to a utility role. However, it's not clear who the Twins would start in center field, so it's possible no center field candidate emerges as worthy of everyday playing time and Santana stays in the outfield. Escobar could see a reduction in playing time depending how the competition shapes up this spring.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 7 months ago

Escobar (shoulder) entered Monday's game as a pinch runner and singled in his only at-bat.

Escobar had been out since Sept. 16 due to a sore shoulder, but was able to hit and play second base. He should return to the starting lineup Tuesday.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 7 months ago

Escobar (shoulder) is not in the lineup Monday, Fox Sports North's Tyler Mason reports.

He took some swings and said he felt better Sunday, but the Twins will hold him out for at least one more day. Danny Santana will get the start at shortstop Monday.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 7 months ago

Escobar (shoulder) took some swings Sunday and said he felt good, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He could return Monday. If not, it sounds like he will play again in the final week of the season.