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Danny Espinosa | Shortstop | #8

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 206
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Danny Espinosa went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Thursday’s loss to the Phillies.
Espinosa is now batting .172/.310/.190 overall. Meanwhile, top prospect shortstop Trea Turner entered Thursday’s action with a .357/.430/.529 batting line over 18 games with Triple-A Syracuse. Just saying. Apr 28 - 9:25 PM

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Danny Espinosa is starting at shortstop and batting eighth for the Nationals in Friday's game against the Phillies.

Espinosa is hitting just .130/.276/.174 so far this season. He's going to need to pick it up with Trea Turner off to a nice start at Triple-A.
Apr 15 - 3:45 PM

Danny Espinosa picked up his first two hits of the spring Wednesday against the Marlins.

Espinosa entered the day 0-for-17. He needed this as he attempts to stay ahead of Trea Turner and Stephen Drew in the shortstop competition.
Mar 16 - 3:44 PM

Danny Espinosa went 0-for-3 on Tuesday and is hitless in 17 at-bats this spring.

The shortstop position is there for the taking for Espinosa, but his ugly spring is leaving the door wide open for Trea Turner and Stephen Drew. Turner is hitting just .190, but he's 4-for-4 stealing bases and we know Dusty Baker wants those stolen base threats in his lineup. Drew is hitting .375 with five RBI in his 16 at-bats.
Mar 15 - 4:53 PM

Nationals and INF Danny Espinosa avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.875 million contract.

Espinosa is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. He hit .240/.311/.409 with 13 homers and 37 RBI in 412 plate appearances with the Nats last season.
Jan 15 - 5:57 PM

Danny Espinosa said Saturday that he wants to be the Nationals' starting shortstop in 2016.

With Ian Desmond out of the picture, the expectation is that Trea Turner would ascend to the starting job at shortstop, but Esipnosa isn't planning on making it easy on him. He also voiced his dissatisfaction with his playing time being cut in the second half of the 2015 season. The 28-year-old hit .240/.311/.409 with 13 homers and 37 RBI in 412 plate appearances with the Nats last season.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 02:01:00 PM

Danny Espinosa (hamstring) is done for the year.

Espinosa suffered a torn hamstring on a hard slide Sunday. It's a four-week injury and there are only 10 days left in the 2015 regular season. The 28-year-old infielder will finish with a .719 OPS and 13 home runs.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 01:41:00 PM

An MRI taken Tuesday confirmed that Danny Espinosa has a strained right hamstring muscle.

It's a minor strain, but Espinosa probably won't see any action this week. And he might not play much in the final week of the season either. The 28-year-old infielder is sitting on a .719 OPS and 13 home runs.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 04:35:00 PM

An ultrasound revealed that Danny Espinosa has a strained right hamstring.

It's believed that Espinosa injured the hamstring on a slide during Sunday's game. He'll undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity, but don't count on seeing him for a while.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 04:32:00 PM

Danny Espinosa went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored as the Nationals fell to the Rockies on Friday.

Espinosa, who has been extremely valuable in a utility role for the Nationals this season, started at second base on Friday. He's hitting .253/.324/.412 with 10 homers and 29 RBI in 305 at-bats on the year.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 10:32:00 PM

Danny Espinosa (legs) is back in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Espinosa had to leave Saturday's game after his legs cramped up, but he's fine. He's at second base and batting second versus Zack Greinke and the Dodgers.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 10:54:00 AM

Danny Espinosa felt cramping in his calves on Saturday.

That's the reason for his ninth-inning exit. Nationals manager Matt Williams said Espinosa should be fine for Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 07:02:00 PM

Danny Espinosa left Saturday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent left leg injury.

Espinosa limped off the field after trying to make a diving play in the top of the ninth inning. He was 1-for-3 with two strikeouts against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. There should be an update from D.C. soon.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 06:34:00 PM

Danny Espinosa plated three runs Saturday in a win against the Orioles.

All three runs came across on a sixth-inning homer off Miguel Gonzalez. Espinosa's first half has been feast or famine. He leads NL second basemen in round-trippers but is only hitting .258 including .140 with runners in scoring position. He'll look to stay hot Sunday against Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 11:17:00 PM

Danny Espinosa homered in a 2-for-4 effort Monday as the Nationals lost to the Reds.

Espinosa knotted the game up at two apiece with a solo shot to right-center in the sixth inning against Anthony DeSclafani. The homer marks Espinosa's first extra-base hit of July. He's hitting .262/.343/.443 with nine home runs and 25 RBI on the year.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 10:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis