MINNEAPOLIS -- Monday night's blockbuster trade featured two shortstops on the move while the Twins stood by. Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Reyes found themselves on the move, and while neither seemed like logical options for Minnesota given their contracts, the club hasn't gotten much production from the position all season.
After a solid rookie campaign, Danny Santana headed into this season as the Twins' No. 1 shortstop. Santana hit .319 in 101 games last season, but he has underperformed and he found himself out of the lineup for the second straight game Tuesday night. Sunday, Eduardo Nunez got the nod at shortstop and Tuesday, it was Eduardo Escobar.
Betsy Helfand is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.