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

Escobar is out of the lineup Tuesday in Cincinnati, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

With Byron Buxton (thumb) on the disabled list, Escobar started each of the last three games in left field, going 3-for-7 with a home run and three walks. He should be in the lineup more often than not while Buxton is sidelined, but Shane Robinson may also pick up some of the at-bats.

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

Escobar got the start in left field and went 1-for-3 Saturday with a three-run blast, his fourth home run of the season.

He'd been held out of the lineup in the previous four games, but with Byron Buxton (thumb) hitting the DL on Friday, Escobar found his way back into the starting nine. He's only slashing .243/.272/.384 on the season, but Escobar's defensive versatility should continue to get him at least semi-regular at-bats.

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

Escobar is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.

Escobar will head to the bench after starting three straight and eight of the team's last nine games. Jorge Polanco will get the nod at shortstop Wednesday, but with Danny Santana recently sent down, the door is open for Escobar to continue in a regular role.

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

Escobar is starting at shortstop and batting eighth in Tuesday's game against the Royals, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Escobar went 2-for-3 Monday in the first game since Danny Santana was sent to Triple-A.

Escobar should take over as the regular shortstop with Santana sent to the minors. He has just a .620 OPS on the season but does own a .720 OPS through seven games this month.

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

Escobar went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple in Sunday's 2-0 win over Milwaukee.

The 26-year-old, who now has a modest four-game hitting streak, will serve as the team's starting short stop in the wake of Danny Santana's Sunday demotion to the minor leagues. Escobar has produced meager counting stats in his limited action this season, however, and carries little fantasy value at the moment.

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

Escobar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Escobar's recent struggles (1-for-12 in last four games) at the dish likely led to a day of rest Sunday. He continues to see starts as a super-utility player around the infield, in left field, and as the designated hitter, and should sustain that role for the Twins.

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