Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 10 Days

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 2 Months

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 6 Months

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 6 Months

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 6 Months

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.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 6 Months

Escobar (shoulder) is not expected to play until Tuesday at the earliest, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Whereas Escobar thinks he'll be able to play by Monday, manager Ron Gardenhire said it's not likely, given the fact that Escobar can't even high five his teammates. Danny Santana is making another start at short Saturday.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 6 Months

Escobar (shoulder) is out of the lineup again Saturday, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The jammed right shoulder, suffered on a diving attempt at short Tuesday, will keep Escobar out of the lineup for a third straight game. He did work out to about 100 feet while playing catch with a trainer Saturday morning, though a return for Sunday's series finale is far from certain.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 6 Months

Escobar (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Indians, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Escobar will miss a second straight start with the jammed right shoulder, suffered on a diving attempt at short during the fourth inning of Tuesday's game. His status for the remainder of the weekend series is uncertain, but look for Danny Santana to continue manning short until Escobar is cleared to return.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 6 Months

Escobar (shoulder) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

A diving attempt at short Tuesday left Esocbar with a jammed right shoulder, and he'll miss at least one start as a result of the injury. Eduardo Nunez will draw the start in his absence. Escobar will be afforded another day to rest with the team off Thursday, but a return for Friday's opener against Cleveland is far from certain.

Eduardo Escobar SS/3B MIN 6 Months

Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Tigers with a jammed right shoulder, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Eduardo Nunez came into the game at short, after Escobar hurt himself on a diving attempt in the fourth inning. Consider Escobar, who singled off Rick Porcello in his lone at-bat of the contest, day-to-day and questionable to play in Wednesday's series finale.