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Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:08:35 -0700
The Washington Nationals placed 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist, shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 4, but it's unknown if it's for his shoulder or wrist. Espinosa could need to have shoulder surgery.
Fantasy Tip: This doesn't look good for Espinosa, who was fighting to overcome a wrist injury much of the season. If he needs shoulder surgery on top of it, there's a good chance he won't be back at all. You can probably drop him in all formats. Anthony Rendon was called up and should see the majority of starts at second base over Steve Lombardozzi.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:46:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Danny Espinosa's struggles at second base in Washington are taking their toll. Steve Lombardozzi had been filling in with Espinosa sitting out with a wrist ailment, but Rendon clearly presents the club with the most offensive upside. However, he'll need time to transition from third to second base, so a call-up to D.C. isn't imminent. Still, you'll need to keep a close eye on his progress if you want to snag him in mixed formats when he returns to the bigs.
Fri, 24 May 2013 14:53:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This means that Steve Lombardozzi will continue to play second base as long as Espinosa is sidelined, and that could be a decent chunk of time. It's still entirely possible that Espinosa will require a DL stint, too. Lombardozzi is an exciting bat with enough playing time, so snatch him off the wire in deep mixed leagues if you need middle infield depth.
Fri, 24 May 2013 14:14:14 -0700
Updating a previous item, Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist) is dealing with a fractured right wrist and a bone chip that was the result of a hit by pitch against the Atlanta Braves back in April. The main concern is the small fracture in his wrist that will need time to heal. Espinosa is hitting only .163 with a .196 on-base percentage. 2B Steve Lombardozzi is taking over in Espinosa's absence.
Fri, 24 May 2013 13:23:05 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (hand) has been dealing with a bone chip in his right hand for the last month, but he will not have surgery right now. He will take a few days off and hope he feels better.
Fantasy Tip: This would explain Espinosa's disappearing power, but the fact remains that he strikes out way too much for a second baseman. One would expect this to result in a DL move, although they'll hold off for now. In the meantime, Steve Lombardozzi should be picked up in deep mixed leagues. Anthony Rendon, who has been playing some second base in the minors, could be a nice speculative addition to rosters.
Tue, 21 May 2013 12:45:04 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa worked to improve his swing with hitting coach Rick Eckstein Monday, May 20, and also had a film session. Espinosa was benched again in favor of 2B Steve Lombardozzi. Espinosa has one hit in his last 28 at-bats and a triple slash line of .163/.191/.260. The team insists he's physically fine despite playing through a torn rotator cuff all of last year. His shoulder could still be playing a part, though, as his power numbers are down again. Espinosa also has a .200 batting average on balls in play, but he's hitting liners only 10.3 percent of the time, the lowest mark in the majors. His home run percentage has dropped from 13 percent in his career to 7.7 percent this year. Espinosa is swinging at more pitches and making contact with pitches outside the zone, but most of all, it looks as though he's lost the strength in his swing. The Nationals still think Espinosa gives them the best option at second base, mainly because of his defense.
Fantasy Tip: Lombardozzi should be owned in most NL-only leagues as he takes playing time away from Espinosa. It's also worth noting that Anthony Rendon played second base in the minors yesterday. He could be an option to see time at the keystone later this year if Espinosa is still struggling. They aren't giving up on Espinosa, but he isn't worth a roster spot in mixed leagues at the moment.
Sun, 12 May 2013 09:04:22 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (toenail) is back in the starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, May 12. INF/OF Steve Lombardozzi is making his first start in the outfield this season, playing left field and batting second.
Fri, 03 May 2013 15:07:05 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa is back in the lineup Friday, May 3, after sitting out for two games at the expense of 2B Steve Lombardozzi. Espinosa has a triple slash line of only .173/.212/.333 this year. Manager Davey Johnson was non-committal on whether Espinosa will remain as the primary second baseman, but he will give him every chance to prove he deserves the spot.
Fantasy Tip: Espinosa is best used as a middle infielder in deep mixed leagues, and it wouldn't be a bad idea to bench him until he gets going, if you have that luxury. Lombardozzi isn't a bad gamble in deep leagues, either, just in case he winds up winning more playing time over the struggling Espinosa.
Wed, 01 May 2013 12:25:31 -0700
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:51:32 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday, May 3, and he thinks he's on track to start a short rehab assignment next week even though he has yet to take swings in the batting cages.
Fantasy Tip: It's great that Zimmerman thinks he'll return to the lineup next Friday, but how realistic is that for a player that's often injured early in the season and is a slow healer? Probably not very. Anyway, it won't be a surprise if he doesn't make it back when eligible. Anthony Rendon isn't playing well and needs more minor league seasoning, so until Zimm returns, Steve Lombardozzi is gaining value in NL-only formats.
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