Danny Espinosa 2B WAS 2 Months

Danny Espinosa had a rough day at the dish in Friday's loss to the Cubs, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts.

He'll never be counted on to deliver a high average, but he's been a mighty disappointment slashing just .219/.286/.351 with six homers and 17 RBI on the season. At this point, he shouldn't have any use outside of NL-only formats.

Danny Espinosa 2B WAS 2 Months

Danny Espinosa went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Espinosa came up with the bases loaded in the third inning and delivered a single, one of his three on the night. He's got a small six-game hitting streak in which he's 10-for-22 with five RBI. With Ryan Zimmerman returning as an outfielder, it appears Espinosa will hang onto his starting second base spot for the time being.

Danny Espinosa 2B WAS 3 Months

Danny Espinosa is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.

It's another start for Kevin Frandsen against a right-handed starter. It looks like Espinosa has played his way out of an opportunity here.

Danny Espinosa 2B WAS 4 Months

After striking out in each of his first three at-bats, Danny Espinosa hit a two-run homer Monday in the Nationals' 4-0 win over the Dodgers.

Anthony Rendon and Espinosa both hit two-run homers to supply all of the scoring in the game. Espinosa's homer off Pedro Baez, who was making his major league debut, served to put the game away in the eighth. His K/BB ratio is an ugly 28/4 after his recent slump, but with four homers and four steals, he's been useful in fantasy leagues with Ryan Zimmerman out.

Danny Espinosa 2B WAS 4 Months

Danny Espinosa went 2-for-4 with his third homer and his third steal Wednesday versus the Astros.

All three of Espinosa's homers have come in his last 11 games. His average has dropped a bit, but that figured to happen. As long as he continues to show some power, he'll be a useful mixed-league infielder while Ryan Zimmerman is out.

Danny Espinosa 2B WAS 4 Months

Danny Espinosa has some soreness in his right knee.

Espinosa was plunked in the knee with an Ian Kennedy fastball on Sunday and was sporting a limp in the clubhouse afterward. He expects to be fine to play Tuesday after Monday's well-timed team off day. "That will be huge," Espinosa said Sunday. "I have a feeling if I had to go tomorrow, I would do it, but it wouldn't be easy."

Danny Espinosa 2B WAS 4 Months

Danny Espinosa went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

Espinosa has put his newfound playing time to good use, slashing .317/.377/.524 in 69 plate appearances. Anthony Rendon, the club's regular second baseman, has been playing at third base since Ryan Zimmerman suffered a fractured thumb, leaving second base open for Espinosa. It's a massive turnaround for Espinosa, who hit so poorly last season that he was demoted to Triple-A.

Danny Espinosa 2B WAS 4 Months

Danny Espinosa went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Angels.

Espinosa, now a regular part of the Nats' lineup with Ryan Zimmerman on the shelf, will see plenty of playing time in the immediate future. He strikes out a lot and doesn't walk much, but will swipe the occasional bag, making him a reasonable option in deeper mixed leagues.

Danny Espinosa 2B WAS 4 Months

Danny Espinosa will bat second Tuesday against the Angels.

Nationals manager Matt Williams is moving him up in the order with left-hander Tyler Skaggs on the hill for the Angels. Espinosa is receiving regular playing time with Ryan Zimmerman (thumb) on the DL and is worth considering in deeper mixed leagues.

Danny Espinosa 2B WAS 4 Months

Danny Espinosa smacked a solo homer in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

It was Espinosa's first major league home run since last May 5. He had a chance to do some more damage later on, but flew out to center field with the bases loaded in the sixth inning. Espinosa might not hit for a high batting average, but he should be useful in mixed fantasy leagues until Ryan Zimmerman (thumb) comes off the disabled list.