Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:48:31 -0800
The Washington Nationals are not willing to include 2B Anthony Rendon in a trade for Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer because Scherzer only has one year remaining on his contract.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:37:09 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth and 2B Anthony Rendon are not in the starting lineup against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, Aug. 24.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:48:23 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon is not in the starting lineup against the Miami Marlins Saturday, July 13. He had started 34 of the last 35 games since his recall June 5. INF Steve Lombardozzi is starting at second base Saturday.
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:37:06 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (knee) will wear padding on his left knee for precautionary reasons as he returns to the lineup in the third spot Monday, July 1. Manager Davey Johnson doesn't plan to bring Harper along slowly or ask him to change his approach. OF Jayson Werth is hitting second and 2B Anthony Rendon has been dropped to seventh in the order. Harper doesn't expect the added padding for his knee to affect his mobility.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:58:50 -0700
The Washington Nationals want 2B Danny Espinosa to work on his approach at the plate with Triple-A Syracuse. Espinosa went 2-for-21 with an RBI, three walks and 14 strikeouts while on his rehab assignment. "We need for him to get to a place in his mechanics and his approach that allows him to put the barrel of the bat on the ball and to utilize the other skills that he has: power, speed, defense and that type of thing," general manager Mike Rizzo said. "He has to be more consistent and have an approach that allows him to succeed at this level." Rizzo said 2B Anthony Rendon's performance at the big league level won't impact the team's plans for Espinosa.
Fantasy Tip: There is no timetable for how long Espinosa might be working down on the farm, meaning Rendon owners shouldn't be worried that he'll lose playing time in the immediate future.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:13:31 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist) has been activated from the disabled list and has been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.
Fantasy Tip: Good news for Anthony Rendon owners. He should have a hold on the second base gig for at least the next few weeks, but there's a good chance it'll be much longer.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:04:58 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist) could stay in the minors after his rehab assignment is done, per general manager Mike Rizzo, but that decision hasn't been made yet. Anthony Rendon has played well, and Espinosa needs to work on getting fully healthy and fixing his swing.
Fantasy Tip: Rendon owners would be pleased. It's going to be tough for the Nats to play both consistently without an injury to someone else. Espinosa could be worth a stash in deep leagues if someone ditched him, but getting a payoff will probably require patience.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:33:09 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist) has already resumed baseball activities and will report to Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday, June 13, to play three innings in the first game of a rehab assignment.
Fantasy Tip: It still seems likely that the Nats will give him some time to work out his hitting woes on the farm, given that Anthony Rendon is hitting. The Nats have made it clear that Espinosa is in their plans, though, so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:29:08 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist) received a cortisone shot in his wrist Thursday, June 6, and he should be able to resume baseball activities in four to five days.
Fantasy Tip: Espinosa may not need surgery to fix his wrist problems, but he'll likely need plenty of time for it to heal on his own. Then, the Nats have indicated that they'd like to get him right down in the minors. It looks like it'll be a while before we'll see Espinosa back at the major league level. Anthony Rendon is the answer at second base for now and likely for the long term. Espinosa can be dropped in all mixed leagues.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:16:34 -0700
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo suggested that the team might send 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist) down to the minors when he's healthy to get him straightened out.
Fantasy Tip: Espinosa should be away from the Nationals for a while, depending on the severity of his wrist injury and whether he'll need surgery. Anthony Rendon should have plenty of time to prove he's learned from his initial call-up. That makes him a must-add in all formats.