|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||585.00||20.00||.234||64.00||77.00||21.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs RHP||126||21||2|| .186|| .262|| .167|
|11/29/2013||Zack Cozart, SS CIN|
Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS
Coco Crisp, CF OAK
Aroldis Chapman, RP CIN
Michael Cuddyer, RF COL
Jorge De La Rosa, SP COL
Yonder Alonso, 1B SD
John Buck, C PIT
Emilio Bonifacio, 2B KC
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
Jhoulys Chacin, SP COL
Rex Brothers, RP COL
|Dexter Fowler, CF HOU|
Matt Garza, SP TEX
Domonic Brown, LF PHI
Pedro Alvarez, 3B PIT
Alex Gordon, LF KC
Doug Fister, SP WAS
Alejandro De Aza, CF CHW
Ike Davis, 1B NYM
Tommy Hunter, RP BAL
Carlos Gomez, CF MIL
Kyle Kendrick, SP PHI
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
|Last 10 Games|
|Nationals may keep Danny Espinosa |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(12/10/13) The Nationals may elect to hold second baseman Danny Espinosa, according to FoxSports.com.
Espinosa struggled last season, hitting .158/.193/.272 in 158 at-bats before being demoted. Washington is hoping to use Espinosa as a utility player despite interest from a couple teams, including the Yankees. The Nationals dealt utility man Steve Lombardozzi earlier in the offseason.
|Nationals looking to move Danny Espinosa |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(12/9/13) The Nationals are shopping infielder Danny Espinosa at the winter meetings, according to a report by Yahoo.com. Espinosa flamed out of the majors last season, hitting just .158/.193/.272 while also dealing with shoulder and wrist injuries.
If Espinosa is not moved, he could step into a utility role in 2014. He has logged 39 apperances at shortstop in his career, while playing the majority of his games at second base.
|Danny Espinosa will have chance to make Nationals |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(12/8/13) Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa will be given the chance to make the team as a backup infielder, though the team is looking to acquire a middle infielder as well, MLB.com reports.
Espinosa stuggled considerably at the plate last season, hitting just .158/.193/.272 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 158 at-bats. He led the National League in strikeouts in 2012 and hasn't shown any improvement at the plate since, according to one evaluator.
"He has that long upper-cut swing," the talent evaluator told MLB.com. "He has to shorten his swing in order to make more contact. He has to realize that the pitchers can tell what his weaknesses are. They don't have to throw him a strike to get him out. He doesn't make consistent contact. He has to realize that the pitchers have made an adjustment and he has to make an adjustment. He has made no adjustments since he has been in the big leagues."
Espinosa faces an uphill battle to crack the Nationals' 25-man roster.
|Nationals say Danny Espinosa is healthy |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/14/13) Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa, who played all of 2013 with a torn rotator cuff and never made it back to the majors after a trip to the DL for a broken wrist in early June, is expected to be healthy entering 2014, general manager Mike Rizzo told The Washington Post earlier in November.
"Espinosa is checked out," Rizzo said. "His shoulder is healthy, and he's ready to commence his baseball activities to get ready for spring training."
Of course, he won't have a job waiting for him. Anthony Rendon took over at second base after Espinosa went down and performed well enough to retain the job heading into 2014.
Espinosa, who averaged 19.0 homers and 18.5 steals in 2011 and 2012, hit .158 with three homers and one steal in 158 at-bats last year and wasn't much better at Triple-A Syracuse, hitting .216 with two homers and six steals in 283 at-bats.
|Danny Espinosa not promoted due to playing time issue |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/4/13) Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa will not be promoted because the team doesn't want him to sit on the bench, according to Nats Insider.
Espinosa will continue to receive a full-time workload at Triple-A Syracuse. He's hitting .158/.193/.272 in 158 at-bats in the majors.
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