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

Escobar is batting fifth and playing third base Thursday, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Minnesota is looking to keep him in the lineup as often as possible, so they're deploying Miguel Sano at designated hitter. Escobar is riding an eight-game hit streak in which he's 16-for-32 with two home runs and six RBI, and his versatility to play several positions will work in his favor as long as he keeps this up to some degree. He's worth a pickup in many mixed fantasy leagues for the hope he sustains this, though he's much safer in the long term as a matchup play against left-handed pitching.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/3B/DH MIN
4 days ago

Escobar (undisclosed) is in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, batting second and playing third base, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar was removed from Tuesday's contest due to an apparent injury, but it seems to not be a hindrance to the utility infielder any longer. The 28-year-old has been scorching hot as of late as his 1.318 OPS over the past 14 games suggests, so it's great news that he'll be able to continue playing without an injury holding him back. He doesn't seem to have a set spot in the Twins' lineup, but manager Paul Molitor seems intent on keeping his bat in the lineup in some capacity for most game while he's knocking the cover off the ball.

Eduardo Escobar
SS/3B/DH MIN
5 days ago

Escobar exited Tuesday's game against the White Sox in the seventh inning, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar was 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk and run scored before he was eventually replaced in the field by Ehire Adrianza during the seventh inning. The reason for Escobar's early departure is currently unknown, but his status will be updated when more information becomes available.

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

Escobar will start at second base and bat sixth Sunday against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The return of Jorge Polanco from the bereavement list last Monday was expected to result in reduced playing time for Escobar, but the utility man has staved off a benching thanks to his hot hitting. Escobar will fill in for a resting Brian Dozier at the keystone Sunday, marking his eighth start in nine games after going 15-for-26 (.577 average) with three home runs, eight RBI and five runs over those previous seven contests.

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

Escobar went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run Thursday's win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Escobar greeted Ariel Miranda with a homer in the first, and he notched a pair of singles in subsequent at-bats. The 28-year-old has been on quite a run to begin June, recording six multi-hit games (including four with three or more hits) and three homers so far this month. He's raised his average from .210 to .295 since the calendar flipped from May.

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

Escober went 5-for-6 -- all singles -- with two RBI and two runs in Tuesday's 20-7 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

The Twins racked up 28 hits in this one, and Escobar accounted for a big chunk. He's gone 8-for-10 with five RBI over his last two starts, but that's far from the sort of production we typically see from the relatively light-hitting infielder. Thanks to his limited playing time, these two games (plus an 0-for-1 off the bench) have brought his average up from .230 to a much more respectable .274.

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

Escobar homered and finished 3-for-4 with one RBI and run scored apiece with a run scored Sunday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Although he tends to start more often against left-handed pitching, Escobar was in the starting lineup Sunday and produced off of Giants starter Matt Cain. Nonetheless, the utility infielder will most likely continue in his reserve role and will not play every day. He's now slashing .248/.299/.410 on the season.

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

Escobar played the ninth inning of Monday's loss to Seattle at catcher. He started at DH and went 2-for-4.

EDGE Analysis

He's been Minnesota's emergency catcher, but it was his first career appearance in a game. He may qualify at catcher in some formats as a result. It's unlikely he'll get more time at the position this season, however. Escobar is a utility infielder, but has nine starts at DH this season thanks to his .985 OPS against left-handed pitching.

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

Escobar (undisclosed) is starting at designated hitter and hitting eighth Tuesday against the Marlins, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

He suffered an injury during a stolen-base attempt in Sunday's game, but is healthy enough to get three or four at-bats against lefty James Paxton. Escobar is hitting .225/.253/.352 with two home runs in 71 at-bats since the start of May. His primary value comes from his defensive versatility, which does little for fantasy owners.

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

Escobar exited Sunday's game in the ninth inning with an undisclosed injury, LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Joe Mauer moved out of the DH spot to take over at first base while Miguel Sano slid over to third base in place of Escobar, who was injured on a slide while stealing second base. It's still too early to tell the severity of Escobar's injury, but it will be a development to monitor throughout the rest of Sunday. Escobar's positional versatility on the left side of the infield will be missed if he has to miss additional time beyond Sunday.