Eduardo Escobar

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Eduardo Escobar
Eduardo Escobar on April 5, 2013.jpg
Escobar with the Minnesota Twins
Minnesota Twins – No. 5
Utility player
Born: (1989-01-05) January 5, 1989 (age 27)
Villa de Cura, Venezuela
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 2011, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Batting average .258
Home runs 21
Runs batted in 114

Eduardo José Escobar (born January 5, 1989) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) utility player for the Minnesota Twins. He previously played for the Chicago White Sox. Primarily an infielder, Escobar has also filled in at left field for the Twins.

Professional career[edit]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

Escobar was a September callup in 2011 playing in 9 games and had two hits in 7 at-bats. In 2012, Escobar made the 25-man roster out of spring training as a utility infielder.

Minnesota Twins[edit]

On July 28, 2012, Escobar was traded to the Minnesota Twins with Pedro Hernández for Francisco Liriano.[1] On April 3, 2013, Escobar hit a walk-off 2-run double against Phil Coke that lifted the Twins past the Detroit Tigers, 3-2, to its first win of the 2013 season.[2] On April 9, 2013, Escobar hit his first career home run in the top of the 5th inning off Jeremy Guthrie of the Kansas City Royals. In 2014, Escobar had his best season yet with a .275 batting average, along with hitting 6 home runs.


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