Eduardo Escobar

#5 SS / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 5YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 lb Age: 27 College: None Bats/Throws S/R

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      Twins' Eduardo Escobar: Enters spring with starting shortstop job

      Escobar has earned the starting shortstop job for the Twins, manager Paul Molitor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. After his 2014 breakout season, Escobar was surprisingly moved to a utility role in favor of Danny Santana at shortstop last spring. However, he reclaimed the starting job when Santana faltered. Escobar enters spring training this year as the clear favorite for the everyday job.

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      Twins' Eduardo Escobar: Avoids arbitration with Twins

      Escobar agreed to a one-year, $2.15 million deal with the Twins on Friday, avoiding arbitration. Escobar will see a substantial pay raise this season after earning $532K in 2015. He bounced around four different defensive positions last season but has a good shot at landing the every day shortstop role in spring training.

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      Twins' Eduardo Escobar triples, homers in win over Tigers

      Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar went 2 for 4 with a triple, homer, three RBI and two runs scored in a 6-2 victory over the Tigers. The standout night was an extension of an impressive September for Escobar, who is now hitting .314 with four homers and 16 RBI during the month. The 26-year-old has also hit safely in five out of the last six contests, with three multi-hit outings during that span and eight overall for the month. Escobar has provided some solid offensive production out of the shortstop position for the Twins in 2015, with 30 doubles, four triples, 12 homers and a .268/.309/.459 line.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Torrid Twins SS Eduardo Escobar slams three more hits Monday

      Shortstop Eduardo Escobar batted ninth for the Twins in Kansas City on Monday night. He didn't hit like he belonged there. In fact, he hasn't hit like he belongs there for quite some time. Escobar remained hot with a 3-for-3 performance that a double and RBI singles in the sixth and seventh innings. He added a walk as he reached base in all four plate appearances. He is batting .394 (26-for-66) over his last 18 games with 14 RBI and 19 runs.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Twins SS Eduardo Escobar smashes two home runs in win

      Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar provided some surprising pop Wednesday, blasting two home runs in his team's victory over the Rays. Escobar, who entered the game with five homers on the season, hit his first in the sixth inning, a 418-foot shot to right. He followed that up with another home run to right in the eighth to provide a key insurance run.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Twins' Eduardo Nunez replaces Eduardo Escobar at short again

      Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. Replacing him at short is Eduardo Nunez, who gets his 18th start of the year and third in the last five games.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Joe Mauer not in Twins lineup for Saturday

      Twins first baseman Joe Mauer isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees. Mauer has started 81 games at first this season, including the last 11. Trevor Plouffe moves across the diamond from third base to replace him, starting at first for the fifth time this year. Eduardo Escobar replaces Plouffe at third, starting there for the first time since June 3.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Eduardo Escobar starts ahead of Danny Santana for Twins

      Twins shortstop Danny Santana isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game. Santana has started 60 games at short this season, including five of the last six. He will be replaced in the lineup by Eduardo Escobar. Escobar will be starting his 19th game.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Twins LF Eduardo Escobar slams big blast in Saturday victory

      Left fielder Eduardo Escobar managed one of seven hits for the Twins on Saturday in Milwaukee, but it not only jump-started his team, it proved to be the difference in the game. Escobar smashed a three-run homer in the fourth inning that turned a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead in a three-run win. It was his fourth home run of the season and gave him 26 RBI this season.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Eduardo Escobar returns to Twins lineup

      Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar returns to the starting lineup for Saturday's game. Escobar will play short for the first time in five games and the 14th time this season. He'll bat eighth in the order.

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