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
Escobar came onto the scene for the Minnesota Twins in 2014. He put up solid offensive numbers, with a batting average of .275 and an on base percentage of .315. This is certainly an upgrade over Amarista, who posted a batting average of .239 and an on base percentage of .286.
Escobar could be an appealing option because he is a solid defender, affordable, and gives the Padres options with his switch hitting ability.
Also, the Twins have him slated behind Danny Santana on their depth chart, so parting with him might not be too difficult for the Padres.
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