Sep 25, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar (5) during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Of the Twins infield, it is third base that is likely covered most by the utility presence on the 25 man roster. Both Eduardo Escobar and Eduardo Nunez are going to see time at the hot corner for the Twins. With Brian Dozier firmly entrenched at second base, and Danny Santana slated for the bulk of the work at short, third becomes the rotational spot.
Nunez could be a fifth outfield option should the Twins find need to place him out there, but both Eduardo’s bring a decent skillset to third base. Despite his hot start last season, Eduardo Escobar still owns a meager .255/.300/.365 line. Although Nunez provides a slightly higher career average, it is Escobar that may get the first crack to prove last year was him figuring some things out at the plate.
Expect both players to provide defensive assistance as well as spelling either Plouffe or Sano down the stretch.
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