Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:31:30 -0700
Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier is receiving a day off Tuesday, July 2. INF Eduardo Escobar is starting in his place.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Dozier from your daily-transactions lineups.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:52:45 -0700
Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier is getting a routine day off Friday, June 13. SS Eduardo Escobar will play second base and bat ninth, while C Kurt Suzuki hits second in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Dozier from your daily lineups. He was removed from Wednesday's game early as a precaution, so this isn't a surprise with yesterday being an off day. All signs point to Ron Gardenhire trying to get Dozier a little extra rest.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:22:23 -0700
Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Nunez is hitting .305/.328/.441 with two home runs, two doubles and 10 RBIs in 22 games this year, and he received his first start at shortstop Wednesday, June 11, to give SS Eduardo Escobar the day off.
Thu, 08 May 2014 12:44:30 -0700
The Minnesota Twins optioned SS Pedro Florimon and C Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester Thursday, May 8.
Fantasy Tip: This means that the Twins are comfortable using some combination of Eduardo Escobar and Danny Santana at the 6. Both are interesting additions for AL-only managers. Florimon can be discarded in all leagues.
Fri, 02 May 2014 10:02:04 -0700
Minnesota Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said the team will continue to ride SS Eduardo Escobar at shortstop for now, with SS Pedro Florimon hitting .111 and stuck on the bench. SS Danny Santana will be another bench option. "Escobar is swinging the bat well," Antony said. "I think Gardy plans to play him primarily at short right now. Gardy's going to ride that one and give him a chance right now, and Danny will be more of a bench guy." The team thinks Santana may also be able to fill in in the outfield.
Fantasy Tip: Florimon can be dropped in all mixed leagues, for now. Escobar and Santana are long-term bets in AL-only leagues to take the gig away from Florimon if they prove their worth.
Thu, 01 May 2014 05:33:51 -0700
Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Escobar had a career-high four hits Wednesday, April 30.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:59:52 -0700
Minnesota Twins SS Pedro Florimon (appendix) is scheduled to play in a minor league game Friday, March 14, and he's been taking batting practice and fielding groundballs for the last week. He faced live pitching Thursday, March 13. However, Florimon may not be ready for opening day. INFs Eduardo Escobar, Jason Bartlett and Danny Santana are candidates to take Florimon's place.
Fantasy Tip: If the Twins are playing it cautious, they'll probably sit Florimon out to start the year. His replacement won't be worth a roster spot on your team, and Florimon should only be looked at in AL leagues.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:34:50 -0700
The Minnesota Twins recalled Ps Shairon Martis, Scott Diamond and Michael Tonkin, 2B Eduardo Escobar, OF Chris Parmelee and C Eric Fryer from the minors Monday, Sept. 9. In corresponding moves, SP Samuel Deduno (shoulder) and OF Wilkin Ramirez (leg) were moved to the 60-day disabled list.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:16:32 -0700
The Minnesota Twins optioned OF Oswaldo Arcia, SS Eduardo Escobar and 1B Chris Parmelee to Triple-A Rochester Sunday, July 14. The team recalled INF Doug Bernier and C Chris Herrmann from Rochester, and will announced a third move later.
Thu, 30 May 2013 14:28:23 -0700
The Minnesota Twins will place 3B Trevor Plouffe (calf) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, May 30, with a calf strain.
Fantasy Tip: This is really bad timing for Plouffe, as he was just activated from the seven-day DL for concussions. Chris Colabello is expected to be recalled as a result. Eduardo Escobar is expected to continue seeing starts at the hot corner, but he and Colabello are strictly AL-only commodities while Plouffe is out.