Espinosa was cut loose by Philadelphia on Wednesday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports. Espinosa spent the past six weeks at Triple-A Lehigh Valley after signing a minor-league deal with the club in late June. Across 31 games with the IronPigs, Espinosa slashed .200/.243/.352 with four home runs, 14 RBI and three stolen bases. He will look to latch on with another organization, but don't expect any value out of the 31-year-old infielder.
Espinosa agreed to a minor-league with the Phillies on Friday. Espinosa will join Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The veteran has been mostly a second baseman in his career, but he has a shot to earn some big-league playing time at third base or shortstop, as the Phillies' haven't gotten much production out of either spot this season. Espinosa isn't a good bet to produce much himself, though, having been last seen posting a .173/.245/.278 line in 93 games for three teams last season. He hasn't posted an above-average batting line since 2011 and has recorded a wRC+ above 80 just once since 2012.
Espinosa was released by the Dodgers on Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Espinosa will hit the open market for the second time this season after hitting just .150/.203/.267 across 19 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City. He'll look to latch on elsewhere as organizational infield depth.
Espinosa signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. The Dodgers are in need of middle infield help following the season-ending injury to Corey Seager (elbow), and Espinosa will be their latest attempt at a short-term solution. The veteran was cut loose by the Blue Jays after posting a .232 batting average in 13 minor-league games this season but could be the next man up in L.A. if more infield help is needed. According to Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com, the Dodgers have only one position player (Rob Segedin) on the 40-man roster that isn't in the majors or on the disabled list, stressing the need to find an emergency option. Espinosa will immediately take the field for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
The Blue Jays assigned Espinosa to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Espinosa's status had been in limbo for the last few days after Gift Ngeope beat him out for a reserve spot in the infield, but it appears the veteran has elected to remain in the organization for now. Since Espinosa's contract contains an out clause if he's not promoted to the big-league roster before the end of April, he's unlikely to stick around at Buffalo for more than a few weeks.
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