Eduardo Escobar
SS/LF MIN
7 days 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/LF MIN
2 weeks 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/LF MIN
3 weeks 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/LF MIN
4 weeks 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/LF MIN
4 weeks 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/LF MIN
1 month 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.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/LF MIN
2 months ago

Escobar (hamstring) lined out as a pinch hitter and then played second base in Thursday's win over Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar hadn't played since July 2 due to a sore hamstring. It looks like he'll avoid the DL and return to his backup role. He's lost the starting shortstop job to Eduardo Nunez and will get occassional starts at shortstop when Nunez plays third base.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/LF MIN
2 months ago

Escobar (hamstring) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Even though Escobar didn't come in to Wednesday's contest, he was available to pinch hit according to Twins GM Terry Ryan. Escobar will remain out for Thursday's game, which will mark his fifth straight game out of the lineup.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/LF MIN
2 months ago

Escobar (hamstring) will be available off the bench for Wednesday's game against Oakland, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar has missed the last four games with a strained hamstring, but the fact that he will be available is a good sign that he will avoid the DL. With the All-Star break coming up next week, he will have time to heal without missing much more playing time.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/LF MIN
2 months ago

Escobar (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's, Brandon Warne of Cold Omaha reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wednesday will mark the fourth straight absence for Escobar, who continues to deal with a hamstring strain sustained during Saturday's game. The Twins are hoping he'll avoid a DL stint as the All-Star break approaches, so Escobar should be considered day-to-day until further notice.