MINNEAPOLIS Infielder. Outfielder. Emergency catcher. Drummer.
Yes, Eduardo Escobar is comfortable playing nearly any position for the Minnesota Twins and even has enough versatility to show off his musical talents in the clubhouse. The 24-year-old Escobar is in his first full season with the Twins after being traded by the White Sox last year. In 12 games with Minnesota this year, Escobar has already played three different positions. He's also the Twins' third catcher in case something happens to Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit.
"I'll play whatever position. I'm ready for it," Escobar said. "If they need me in the game, whatever position, I can play."
Manager Ron Gardenhire loves players who can move around the diamond. Escobar is no different.
"He's been really good for us," Gardenhire said before Thursday's game against Texas. "He bounces around, has that smile. You'll watch him go out there today and during batting practice he's going to take ground balls everywhere. He's going to th...