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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||305.00||8.00||.236||29.00||32.00||9.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Philadelphia||9||2||1|| .364|| .667|| .222|
|vs Hamels (Career)||21||3||0|| .190||.217||.143|
|vs LHP||5||0||0|| .167|| .000|| .000|
|12/26/2014||Chase Headley, 3B NYY||Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS|
Michael Choice, LF TEX
Nate Freiman, 1B OAK
Corey Hart, RF PIT
Kyle Lohse, SP MIL
Yonder Alonso, 1B SD
Kevin Siegrist, RP STL
Tyler Beede, SP SF
Michael Bourn, CF CLE
Eric Sogard, 2B OAK
Matt Cain, SP SF
Tyler Matzek, SP COL
Endy Chavez, RF SEA
Jesse Biddle, SP PHI
Peter Bourjos, CF STL
Henry Urrutia, DH BAL
Tyler Flowers, C CHW
|12/23/2014||Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM|
Jason Hammel, SP CHC
|Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS|
Masahiro Tanaka, SP NYY
|12/22/2014||A.J. Pollock, CF ARI|
Jimmy Rollins, SS LAD
Matt Kemp, RF SD
|Dilson Herrera, 2B NYM|
Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS
Yasiel Puig, RF LAD
|Last 10 Games|
Yunel Escobar, Wilson Ramos, Tyler Moore out of Nationals' lineup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/18/15) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies. Escobar was questionable with a groin injury. He's been replaced by Danny Espinosa, who is batting seventh in the lineup.
Manager Matt Williams said Escobar "felt pretty good" Saturday morning. He will receive an MRI.
Infielder Emmanuel Burriss is not in the starting lineup for Washington's Triple-A affiliate, Syracuse, leaving open the possibility that Escobar may be placed on the disabled list later today.
Two other Nationals regulars are out of Saturday's lineup: Catcher Wilson Ramos and left fielder Tyler Moore. Jose Lobaton gets the start at catcher, batting eighth. Clint Robinson is in left, batting fifth.
Nationals' Danny Espinosa hits second homer of season
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/17/15) Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa hit his second home run of the season in a 7-2 win over the Phillies Friday night.
Espinosa connected on a 2-1 pitch from Sean O'Sullivan and sent it over the center field wall. Espinosa finished the game 1 for 3 and drew a walk.
He's now batting .286/.444/.786 for the season.
Nationals' Danny Espinosa back to switch hitting
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/12/15) Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa worked exclusively on hitting right-handed this spring but batted left-handed against a right-handed reliever Saturday against the Phillies, the Washington Post reports.
Espinosa was expected to hit exclusively from the right side this season but will still hit left-handed when he feels comfortable.
"It’s a mutual decision," manager Matt Williams said. "We want him to be free of mind when he gets out there. He hit a lot right-handed in spring, so he’s got experience doing that so if he gets a match-up that he feels comfortable with, righty-righty, he can do that."
Espinosa has struggled from the left side and still managed to work on his lefty hitting this spring despite only hitting righty during games.
"Just kind of in the cages a little bit just to maintain it a little bit because we weren’t 100 percent sure if it would work so it was something that we had to maintain a little bit, and that’s what I tried to do," Espinosa said.
Espinosa went 1 for 4 with a double in Saturday's season debut.
Nationals will play Danny Espinosa over weekend
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/10/15) Infielder Danny Espinosa is the only Nationals position player not to appear in a game yet this season.
Manager Matt Williams knows and plans to remedy that situation over the weekend.
"It's a tough situation sometimes with the lineup out there that you feel good about winning games, certainly depending on matchups and all the information that we got," Williams said, per MLB.com. "We try to balance it. It's not easy."
Espinosa will likely play in Saturday's game.
"We want to get in there more than once a week. That's for sure," Williams said.
Nats' Rendon to open on DL after third opinion confirms MCL sprain
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/1/15) Nationals manager Matt Williams said Wednesday the third opinion on third baseman Anthony Rendon's injured left knee confirmed the first two opinions -- a sprained MCL.
Williams said Rendon will continue to rehab the injury, but delivered the bad news that Rendon will begin the season on the disabled list. Williams said Rendon has a week-to-week type of injury, and sources told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman that Rendon could be back in three weeks.
General manager Mike Rizzo did not put a timetable on Rendon's return.
“It's positive news,” Rizzo told Heyman. “All three (doctors) agreed. There's nothing seriously wrong, and it should remedy itself. Some turn the corner quickly and with other guys it takes a few weeks. But he will be fine.”
Yunel Escobar is expected to fill in at third base during Rendon's absence, which means Danny Espinosa will likely replace Escobar at second base. Dan Uggla could also be an option, if he makes the Opening Day roster. Ryan Zimmerman is not expected to move back to third base with Rendon sidelined.
|2014 Summary: Because of injuries to Ryan Zimmerman, Danny Espinosa ended up playing more than anticipated in 2014, but unfortunately not well enough to keep the Nationals happy. They replaced him with Asdrubal Cabrera at the trade deadline. In some ways, it was a bounce-back season for Espinosa after he attempted to play through a torn rotator cuff and broken wrist in 2013, but the Nationals were no longer so willing to wait out the debilitating slumps that come with him striking out every third at-bat.|
Playing time status: Espinosa is a good enough defender to remain in the Nationals' plans for 2015 but, as 2014 confirmed, not a good enough hitter to hold-down a full-time role. Even if they don't bring back Cabrera, the Nationals will find someone to at least share second base duties. It won't be Anthony Rendon, though, who's now entrenched at third base with Zimmerman moving to first.
2015 Outlook: Espinosa looked like an emerging 20-20 man as the Nationals' primary second baseman in 2011 and 2012 and showed he still has that kind of potential with eight homers and eight steals in 333 at-bats last year. But his flaws are so glaring that even if he did come into regular at-bats in 2015, he would probably be just an NL-only option.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/19/15||PHI||1:35 pm||David Buchanan|
|4/21/15||STL||7:05 pm||Lance Lynn|
|4/22/15||STL||7:05 pm||John Lackey|
|4/23/15||STL||4:05 pm||Michael Wacha|
|4/24/15||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Mat Latos|
|4/25/15||@ MIA||4:10 pm||Tom Koehler|
|4/26/15||@ MIA||1:10 pm||Dan Haren|