Danny Santana played shortstop throughout spring training but was all over Target Field before Saturday’s game.

Santana took ground balls at short, as Twins coach Paul Molitor looked on and gave pointers. After that, he was in the outfield taking fly balls. With a three-man bench, the Twins need versatility, and Santana, a legitimate shortstop prospect, is going to have to move around the field during his stint with the Twins.

“We’ll get him out there,” manager Ron Gardenhire said.

Santana was called up from Class AAA Rochester for righthander Mike Pelfrey, who was put on the 15-day disabled list because of a groin injury. Santana could be a solution at shortstop, as the Twins have been unable to get Pedro Florimon’s bat going. Eduardo Escobar has been getting many of the recent starts at short, although Florimon was in the lineup for Saturday’s 6-1 victory over Baltimore.

Having the 23-year-old Santana play different positions gets his speed and bat on the field, where he could impact the game. He was batting .268 with seven doubles and two triples at Rochester. He also stole four bases in five attempts. Last season, he hit .297 with 30 steals at Class AA New Britain.

Santana, a native of the Dominican Republic, has the tools to be a quality shortstop. When asked how strong Santana’s arm is, assistant General Manager Rob Antony said, “it’s a missile.” But Santana needs to be more consistent. He committed 32 errors in 125 games at shortstop last year, and this spring he had stretches when he gave opponents extra outs.

Antony recently saw Santana during a trip to Rochester and was pleased, saying: “I thought he looked much better. I thought he was under control.”

Santana, who arrived in the Twin Cities around 1 a.m. Saturday, said he can play short, second, third and the outfield if needed. It will be intriguing to see how the Twins use him.