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Danny Espinosa | Second Baseman | #14

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 204
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (0) / WAS
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Blue Jays reassigned 2B Danny Espinosa to Triple-A Buffalo.
Espinosa was unable to win the backup infielder job with the Blue Jays, but rather than look for a new organization, he'll stay with the Blue Jays and report to Buffalo. Espinosa will be a candidate to join the Blue Jays if/when there are injuries to the Toronto infield. Apr 2 - 12:29 PM

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Danny Espinosa went 4-for-4 and drove in a run during a 5-2 Grapefruit League win over the Orioles on Saturday.

He made a great first impression with his new team. The veteran infielder signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays this morning after being released by the Yankees earlier in the week. He will try to make the team as a utilityman. The long-time National spent last season with the Angels, Mariners and Rays limping to a combined .173 batting average with six homers and 31 RBI in 93 games.
Mar 17 - 5:03 PM

Blue Jays signed INF Danny Espinosa to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Espinosa was cut loose by the Yankees earlier in the week after hitting just .160/.276/.320 with nine strikeouts in 29 plate appearances during Grapefruit League play. He'll compete for a reserve infielder role with the Jays.
Mar 17 - 9:07 AM

Yankees released INF Danny Espinosa; reassigned INF Kyle Holder to minor league camp.

Espinosa was in camp on a minor league deal and any remote chance he had of making the roster went out the window when the Yanks signed Neil Walker. The veteran infielder will now seek another minor league pact elsewhere.
Mar 12 - 5:32 PM

Yankees signed INF Danny Espinosa to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

It's a good landing spot for Espinosa, who will get an opportunity to compete for at-bats at second base. Realistically, though, we can't expect much here after the 30-year-old put up an embarrassing .173/.245/.278 batting line in 93 games for the Angels, Mariners and Rays last season.
Jan 29 - 6:27 PM

Rays released INF Danny Espinosa.

2017 was a very disappointing season for the once-promising infielder, as he slashed a brutal .173/.245/.278 with six homers and 31 RBI in 295 plate appearances between the Angels, Mariners and Rays. He clubbed 24 home runs with the Nationals in 2016, so there's probably another club willing to take a chance on him, but his fantasy outlook for 2018 is bleak.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 08:23:00 AM

Rays sent INF Danny Espinosa outright to Triple-A Durham.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for lefty reliever Xavier Cedeno, who has been activated off the 60-day disabled list. Espinosa has registered a brutal .173/.245/.278 batting line in 254 plate appearances this season between the Angels, Mariners, and Rays. He slugged a career-high 24 homers for the Nationals in 2016.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 09:43:00 AM

Danny Espinosa laced three singles in three at-bats during a loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.

He got one hit for each position he played in today's game (second base, third base and shortstop). The veteran infielder flopped in stints with the Angels and Mariners earlier this season and has been perhaps the worst hitter in the majors. He really needed a strong game like the one today. Overall he has a .176/.250/.285 line with six home runs and 31 RBI in 285 plate appearances. He hit 24 homers last year, although they came with a .209 batting average in 157 games.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 12:33:00 AM

Rays signed INF Danny Espinosa to a one-year contract.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times first reported the move and the Rays have now made it official. Espinosa has hit an ugly .164/.237/.279 in the majors this season, but he offers a good glove and provides infield protection with Brad Miller (shoulder) banged up.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 01:23:00 PM

Mariners released INF Danny Espinosa.

The M's signed Espinosa last month after he was cut loose by the Angels, but he played very little the last few weeks and continued to be a zero with the bat. Espinosa can still pick it with the glove but sports an embarrassing .164/.237/.279 batting line this season.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 10:23:00 AM

Mariners signed INF Danny Espinosa to a one-year contract.

Espinosa was released by the Angels earlier in the week. He hit a horrifying .162/.237/.276 with six homers and 29 RBI in 228 at-bats with the Halos but gives the M's a solid glove.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 06:13:00 PM

Angels released 2B Danny Espinosa.

Espinosa cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on Sunday. The 30-year-old hasn't hit a lick this year, batting an ugly .162 with 91 strikeouts in 228 at-bats. He'll resurface at some point but will probably have to settle for a minor league deal.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 05:13:00 PM

Angels designated 2B Danny Espinosa for assignment.

Espinosa has played his usual terrific defense this season, but it wasn't enough to make up for a hideous .162/.237/.276 batting line. The Angels appear poised to roll with Nick Franklin as their regular second baseman, with Cliff Pennington sprinkled in.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 12:33:00 PM

Danny Espinosa is not in the Angels' lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

Nick Franklin will draw the start at second base and bat ninth against right-hander Sam Gaviglio. Espinosa has hit a pathetic .166 this year with just six homers in 217 at-bats. He's not worth owning in any format and is probably lucky to have a job in the big leagues with the way he's been hitting.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 07:08:00 PM

Danny Espinosa went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the Angels' 11-4 win over the Tigers on Thursday.

It's the first time this year that Espinosa has had three hits in a nine-inning game (he did get a third hit in the 10th inning of a win April 11). His batting average jumped to .165, which is the highest it's been since the beginning of May. If he can just start hitting even .200 or so, he'll deserve to be the Angels' everyday second baseman; it's not like the team has any quality alternatives. He's been losing playing time because of his struggles.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 05:04:00 PM

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2B1Devon Travis
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3B1Josh Donaldson
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LF1Curtis Granderson
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CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Randal Grichuk
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S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
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4Aaron Loup
5Seung Hwan Oh
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