Eduardo Escobar SS/3B/LF MIN 6 days ago

Escobar started at DH and went 1-for-2 with a walk in Friday's loss to the White Sox.

Minnesota's plan for the DH role isn't clear after Kennys Vargas was sent to Triple-A. It's most likely that DH will be a rotating mix of players but that Escobar will essentially become an everyday player but start at different positions. He could see a boost in playing time if no DH is called up from the minors in the near future.

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

Escobar is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Escobar has drawn eight consecutive starts as he's given manager Paul Molitor a flexible option in both the infield and outfield, but he'll get what appears to be a regular day off Tuesday. Shane Robinson will draw the start in left field and bat eighth in his stead.

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

Escobar will be in the starting lineup Sunday for the eighth straight game, Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports.

Though he doesn't have a regular position all to himself, Escobar's ability to play left field and three infield spots has paved the way for him to see everyday at-bats for the Twins. He's given manager Paul Molitor good reason to keep rolling him out there, with one of his better performances to date coming Saturday, when he went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in the 6-4 win.

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

Escobar will man left field in Sunday's game against the Indians, marking his sixth start in seven games.

Escobar's sizzling bat and versatility has allowed him to squeeze into lineup in both the infield and corner outfield of late. He's produced a trio of three-hit performances in his last five starts while collecting a homer and nine RBI.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B/LF MIN 4 weeks ago

Escobar is not in the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North reports.

Escobar had made four straight starts in left field, but will take a seat Sunday in favor of Oswaldo Arcia. The move seems a bit odd at first glance with lefty John Danks on the mound for the White Sox, but no word of any potential injury has surfaced just yet. Escobar is 0-for-7 at the plate with two strikeouts in his last two games.

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

Escobar started at shortstop and went 1-for-5 with a home run in Saturday's win over Seattle.

With Danny Santana struggling at the plate (.441 OPS) and in the field, there's a chance Escobar could take over the starting shortstop job before too long. He'll continue to be a utility player that the Twins try to get into the lineup several times per week in the meantime.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B/LF MIN 1 month 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/LF MIN 1 month 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/LF MIN 2 months 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/LF MIN 2 months 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).