EDUARDO ESCOBAR NEWS

Twins get Molitor first win as manager

CHICAGO -- Tommy Milone pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins got their first win under manager Paul Molitor, beating the White Sox 6-0 Friday in Chicago's home opener. Joe Mauer reached base four times, with an RBI single and three walks. Eduardo Escobar doubled and scored twice hours after his fiancee gave birth to a boy, and Brian Dozier homered....
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Milone dominates into eighth, Twins beat White Sox 6-0

CHICAGO (AP) Tommy Milone pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins got their first win under manager Paul Molitor, beating the White Sox 6-0 Friday to spoil Chicago's home opener. Joe Mauer reached base four times, with an RBI single and three walks. Eduardo Escobar doubled and scored twice hours after his fiancee gave birth to a boy, and Brian Dozier...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar, Nolasco lead Twins past Red Sox, 5-2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs, adding to his torrid spring, and Ricky Nolasco tossed three solid innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Friday night. Escobar, batting .344 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 18 games, hit a two-run double off Boston starter Brian Johnson in the third. In the fifth, Escobar connected for another...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar drives in 3, Nolasco sharp as Twins beat Red Sox 5-2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs, adding to his torrid spring, and Ricky Nolasco tossed three solid innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Friday night. Escobar, batting .344 with four home runs and 17 RBIs in 18 games, hit a two-run double off Boston starter Brian Johnson in the third. In the fifth, Escobar connected for another...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Roster Preview - Hitter guys

With the depressing but not terribly surprising news that the Twins sent all the interesting young people back down to the minors and kept a bunch of lame-o veterans on the big league roster, I suppose it's time to turn my thoughts to baseball.  Also, there's a 75% chance I hate the college basketball national champion (actually probably more like 98%) so I'm going to ignore that...
Via Down with Goldy
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Milone pitches Twins to 3-1 win over Yankees

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees' 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Tanaka struck out one and gave up a solo home run to Eduardo Escobar. He finished spring training with a 3.07 ERA in four starts. He missed 2 1/2 months last season because of a...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka gives up 3 runs as Yankees lose to Twins 3-1

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees' 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Tanaka struck out one and gave up a solo home run to Eduardo Escobar. He finished spring training with a 3.07 ERA in four starts. He missed 2 1/2 months last season because of a small...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 29: Tanaka surrenders three in loss

New York Yankees 1 — Minnesota Twins 3Masahiro Tanaka got his final start of the spring as the regular season approaches.After two scoreless innings, some success with two outs would put the Yankees in an early deficit. In the third inning, Eduardo Escobar would hit a two-out double. Chris Herrmann followed with a single of his own, scoring the first run of the game.A pair of singles...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins News and Notes: Week of 4/5

Here is a wrap up of the last week of news for the Minnesota Twins. On Saturday, the Twins announced that Tommy Milone will be the fifth starting pitcher. The move means that Mike Pelfrey will begin the season in the bullpen. According to Rhett Bollinger of mlb.com, Pelfrey wants to be traded as opposed to pitching out of the bullpen. It seems like Pelfrey has a legitimate gripe...
Via Baseball Essential
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar hits grand slam as Twins beat Orioles 10-9

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Wieters returned to catching exactly six months after Tommy John surgery and played six innings in the Baltimore Orioles' 10-9 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday. No Minnesota baserunner tried to steal, and Wieters' only hard throw was a wide toss to first on Josmil Perez's roller. Wieters had played six games as a designated hitter. He was hitless...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mauer, Escobar lead Twins to win over Orioles

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Mauer and Eduardo Escobar each hit run-scoring doubles to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Right-hander Ervin Santana, signed this offseason to a four-year, $55 million contract, made his spring debut with the Twins, pitching two scoreless innings in front of a sellout crowd at refurbished Hammond Stadium. Orioles...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mauer, Escobar lead Twins over Orioles

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Joe Mauer and Eduardo Escobar each hit run-scoring doubles to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Right-hander Ervin Santana, signed this offseason to a four-year, $55 million contract, made his spring debut with the Twins, pitching two scoreless innings in front of a sellout crowd at refurbished Hammond Stadium. Orioles...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Finding Production at the Bottom of the Order

In fantasy baseball, the 3,4,5 hitters of a teams lineup are the focus of fantasy drafts.  That is where the majority of home runs and runs batted in are generated.  Then focus shifts to the top of the order, and the speed guys who get on base, can steal second and rack up runs.  The bottom of the order is typically overlooked, but there are some decent players who fill out a...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Santana excited about move back to shortstop

MINNEAPOLIS -- Danny Santana insists that nothing surprised him during his rookie year with the Minnesota Twins in 2014. As a 23-year-old in his first big-league season, Santana batted .319 and stole 20 bases in 101 games. And he did most of that while playing out of position, shifting from shortstop to center field. Rarely, if ever, did he look overwhelmed. Perhaps the only time...
Via Fox Sports North
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Santana: Favorite To Win Minnesota Twins Shortstop Battle

It’s been a long time since the Minnesota Twins have had some stability and depth at shortstop, but that could be changing with Minnesota Twins manager, Paul Molitor, who is declaring a battle for the starting spot between Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar, according to MLB.com. Santana, 23, showcased himself as one of the best rookies in the American League last season, as he...
Via Baseball Essential
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Expect Talks To Heat Up, Not Opposed To Using A Starter In Bullpen

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that talks between the Mets and other teams regarding a potential trade of one of their starting pitchers are expected to heat up soon. However, Puma adds the Mets are not opposed to using a starting pitcher in the bullpen should they fail to deal one of Dillon Gee, Jon Niese or Bartolo Colon. This is exactly what you would expect Sandy Alderson...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Would Swap SS Eduardo Escobar For Gee, Mets Not Interested

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Twins have interest in Dillon Gee or Bartolo Colon, but the Mets don’t like shortstop Eduardo Escobar who they were looking to swap. Sherman says the Twins will move on and a trade is now unlikely. Escobar batted .275 with 35 doubles, six home runs and 52 runs scored last season for the Twins in 465 plate appearances. He struck out...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers miss opportunity to clinch AL Central with 12-3 loss to Twins

DETROIT — Throughout a topsy-turvy first season as manager of the Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus has been careful not to show any sign of panic — even when his team was stumbling through a terrible stretch in late May or struggling to keep pace in August. On Saturday night, with the AL Central still up for grabs after 161 games, Ausmus addressed reporters with an urgency in his...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Escobar sparks Twins in another surprising win in Detroit

During a season in which the Minnesota Twins have won just 70 games, several players have had career years offensively. Eduardo Escobar is one of them, and he put an exclamation point on his 2014 season. Escobar drove in a career-high six runs on four hits to spark Minnesota's offense as the Twins once again put up a crooked number against Detroit, topping the Tigers 12-3 on Saturday...
Via Fox Sports North
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins rout Tigers, 12-3

DETROIT (AP) -- Eduardo Escobar had a homer, four hits and a career-high six RBI, and the Minnesota Twins ensured that the AL Central race will come down to the very end with a 12-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Detroit entered the night with a one-game lead over second-place Kansas City, but the Tigers fell short of clinching. Minnesota scored six runs in the fifth...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins rout Tigers, 12-3

DETROIT (AP) -- Eduardo Escobar had a homer, four hits and a career-high six RBI, and the Minnesota Twins ensured that the AL Central race will come down to the very end with a 12-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Detroit entered the night with a one-game lead over second-place Kansas City, but the Tigers fell short of clinching. Minnesota scored six runs in the fifth...
Via Fox Sports North
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins tee off on Tigers again in 12-3 win

DETROIT (AP) Eduardo Escobar had a homer, four hits and a career-high six RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins ensured that the AL Central race will come down to the very end with a 12-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Detroit entered the night with a one-game lead over second-place Kansas City, but the Tigers fell short of clinching. Minnesota scored six runs in the fifth...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins tee off on Tigers again in 12-3 win

DETROIT (AP) -- Eduardo Escobar had a homer, four hits and a career-high six RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins ensured that the AL Central race will come down to the very end with a 12-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Detroit entered the night with a one-game lead over second-place Kansas City, but the Tigers fell short of clinching. Minnesota scored six runs in the fifth...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Wednesday: Twins make Chattanooga new Double-A affiliate

MINNEAPOLIS -- After 20 years, the Minnesota Twins officially ended their partnership with Double-A affiliate New Britain. The team announced Wednesday that the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League will become the Twins' new Double-A affiliate after signing a four-year player development agreement. The Lookouts recently served as the Double-A club for the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Fox Sports North
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Eduardo Escobar, Oswaldo Arcia

Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar injured his right shoulder diving for a ground ball in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game, reports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Escobar had to leave the game and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. Meanwhile, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is expected to miss a couple more days, but should be able to return by Friday after tweaking his back in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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