Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 2 Days

Escobar is out of the lineup Thursday against the Royals, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

With Escobar going 0-for-12 with seven strikeouts over his last four games, he'll get a day out of the field to ease his mind. Eduardo Nunez will take over at shortstop Thursday.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 7 Days

Escobar went 5-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBI against the Tigers on Friday, while hitting his fourth home run of the season in blowout win.

Not known for his bat, Escobar (.282/.324/.413) raised his batting average in one night from .272 to .282. Although Escobar has gone 8-for-14 over his last three games, don't expect any sort of consistency to be built moving forward.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 9 Days

Escobar is not in the lineup Thursday versus the Indians, Fox Sports North's Tyler Mason reports.

It looks to be only a scheduled day off for Escobar, who's started the past four games. The Twins will go with Danny Santana at shortstop, while Jordan Schafer slots in at center field.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 14 Days

Escobar isn't in the lineup Saturday versus the Royals, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Since his last absence on Aug. 8, Escobar has failed to gather a hit on just one occasion, reeling off a .333 average (7-for-21) with five doubles and three runs scored. He'll yield shortstop to Danny Santana, who is leading off.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 3 Months

Eduardo Escobar belted a solo homer off Drew Smyly in the third inning on Friday, leading the Twins to a 2-0 victory over the Tigers in Detroit.

He has done a terrific job at the plate in his limited time with the Twins, hitting .309/.351/.469 with two homers and 14 RBI in 53 games. He's worth using as a middle infield option in AL-only formats for as long as he's receiving regular playing time.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 4 Months

Eduardo Escobar came off the bench and hit a home run in the top of the 10th Monday to lead the Twins to a 1-0 win over the Indians.

Even though Escobar was kind of named the Twins' starting shortstop on Friday, he was out of the lineup for the second time in three games tonight. One would think tonight's homer has earned him at least the next couple of starts, but one never can tell with Ron Gardenhire. He's certainly the better AL-only fantasy option than Pedro Florimon Jr. anyway.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 4 Months

Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Friday that Eduardo Escobar will serve as the team's primary shortstop for the time being.

Danny Santana is being recalled from Triple-A on Saturday and will serve as his backup. The 25-year-old is off to a strong start this season, slashing .324/.351/.412 with five RBI in his first 34 at-bats. His lack of power and speed though make him virtually useless in fantasy leagues.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 4 Months

Eduardo Escobar went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Twins' shortstop on Wednesday.

Escobar could get a look as the Twins' primary shortstop after this once. Pedro Florimon is a superior defender, but he's not hitting at all. Escobar, on the other hand, is at .345 in 29 at-bats. He doesn't really have much fantasy upside because of his limited power and complete absence of stolen base ability, but he might have a little value in AL-only leagues.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 12 Months

Twins recalled INF Eduardo Escobar from Triple-A Rochester.

The 24-year-old infielder has appeared in 55 games for the Twins this season, hitting .214/.268/.328 with three homers, nine RBI and a 10/23 BB/K ratio. He'll provide depth and defensive versatility for the Twins down the stretch.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN Jul 14 '13

Twins optioned INF Eduardo Escobar to Triple-A Rochester.

Escobar has batted just .214/.268/.328 in a utility role this season. The Twins have also optioned Oswaldo Arcia and Chris Parmelee.