Danny Espinosa

#8 2B / Washington Nationals / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 210 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws S/R

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      Nationals' Danny Espinosa: Avoids arbitration with Nationals

      Espinosa (hamstring) agreed to a one-year, $2.875 million deal with the Nationals on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports. It seems that Espinosa is the favorite to open the season as the Nationals' starting shortstop (he will qualify at second base). However, the expectation is that Trea Turner will be up to challenge him for at-bats at some point in the first half of the season, meaning Espinosa could spend the majority of the year as a utility infielder. When he is starting, Espinosa figures to hit near the bottom of the Nationals' lineup, so there are plenty of reasons to look elsewhere to fill a middle infield spot in mixed leagues.

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      Nationals' Danny Espinosa: Will come off bench in 2016

      The signing of Daniel Murphy ensures that Espinosa will begin 2016 coming off the bench. This was always the most likely outcome anyway, but until the Murphy signing the Nationals didn't have an established option at second base. Given the checkered injury histories of most of the team's starting lineup, though, including Murphy, third baseman Anthony Rendon, first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and left fielder Jayson Werth, as well as unproven rookie Trea Turner at shortstop, there could be plenty of work available for Espinosa if he continues to transition into a super-utility role.

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      Nationals' Danny Espinosa: Was tendered a contract

      Espinosa was extended a contract offer by the Nationals on Wednesday Espinosa's time with the Nationals will continue in 2016. He batted .240/.311/.409 throughout 2015 and hit 13 home runs. For a middle infielder he does strike out too much and doesn't offer a lot of speed. Due to the health issues of Anthony Rendon in 2015, Espinosa played more than expected. It's fair to assume that Espinosa will open up the 2016 season as a utility backup for the infield.

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      Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa to miss rest of season

      Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa (hamstring) is done for the season, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Mark Zuckerman reports. It will require four weeks of rehab for Espinosa to be able to return from the slight tear of his hamsting, so his season is over. It will be interesting to see what his role is in 2016 with Ian Desmond likely leaving in free agency and Trea Turner and Wilmer Difo seemingly ready to step into significant roles in the middle infield. Espinosa had a .753 OPS against lefties and a .709 OPS against righties while playing above average defense this season.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Nationals' Danny Espinosa out hamstring tear; return uncertain

      Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa has a small tear in his hamstring, Chelsea James of the Washington Post reports. Manager Matt Williams did not declare how long Espinosa might be out, but that type of injury could impact his availability for remainder of the season. If Espinosa does indeed miss some time, Trea Turner could see a few spot starts down the stretch.

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      Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa diagnosed with strained hamstring

      Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa is dealing with a strained hamstring, Dan Kolko of MASN reports. As such, Espinosa is not in Monday's lineup, and he'll undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of the ailment. It appears as though the Nationals are expecting Espinosa to miss at least a few games, and further details will emerge following Tuesday's evaluation.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Nationals' Danny Espinosa able to start Sunday vs. Dodgers

      Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa was able to start Sunday against the Dodgers after leaving Saturday's game due to cramping in his calves. "I drink a lot of fluids, but for whatever reason yesterday, it got me," Espinosa said, per the Associated Press. "I was cramping in the sixth inning. I got a base hit as I was going down the line, (I felt) tight." Espinosa is batting .233 (10 for 43) with one double, two home runs, five RBI, four runs, three walks and 13 strikeouts in 12 July games.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa leaves Saturday's game

      Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa left Saturday's game against the Dodgers after diving after a ground ball in the ninth inning, per The Washington Post. Espinosa had both of his calves cramp up when he made a play for the ball, but he is expected to be fine. Espinosa went 1 for 3 with two strikeouts before leaving the game.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Nationals' Danny Espinosa belts 10th home run on Saturday

      Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa had the biggest hit of the night in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Orioles. Espinosa launched a go-ahead, three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning to give his club a 6-4 lead. The home run was Espinosa's 10th of the year, making this the first time he's reached double digits in homers since 2012.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Nationals' Danny Espinosa homers in two-hit game

      Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa went 2 for 4 in Monday's loss to Cincinnati, the second day in a row Espinosa has had multiple hits in a game. Espinosa has hit in the last three and his 5 for his last 10. Espinosa had his 15th double and ninth home run of the year in the game. It's the first time he's had multiple extra-base hits in a game since getting two doubles on June 30. He went deep for the first time since June 10.

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