Danny Espinosa
2B/SS SEA
1 day ago

Espinosa agreed to a major-league contract with the Mariners on Sunday, Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just three days after being released by the Angels, the switch-hitting second baseman already has a new home (within the same division no less). This deal is an MLB agreement, so Espinosa would likely be in line to assume a reserve role once the pact is officially inked. Espinosa has a lot of pop in his bat for a second baseman, but his strikeout issues make him tough to trust, especially as a bench player.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS SEA
5 days ago

Espinosa was released by the Angels on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels ended the Espinosa experiment last weekend, designating him for assignment, and the 30-year-old is now free to explore other opportunities. Espinosa was a net positive at second base, but his struggles at the plate during his time with Anaheim (.162/.237/.276) far overshadowed his contributions in the field. Look for him to latch on with another club on a minor-league deal.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS SEA
1 week ago

The Angels designated Espinosa for assignment Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

With a .162/.237/.276 batting line over 254 plate appearances this season, Espinosa ranked among the worst-performing regulars in the league, and his nifty defensive work wasn't enough to make up for him empty offensive production. Espinosa's ability to play both middle-infield spots and occasionally hit for some pop could be enough to convince another team to take a flier on him via trade or waivers, but if the 30-year-old goes unclaimed, he'll likely stick in the Angels organization and report to Triple-A Salt Lake. Barring any further upgrades to the position leading up to the trade deadline, the Angels are set to go with a platoon at second base with Nick Franklin and Cliff Pennington.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS SEA
2 weeks ago

Espinosa is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

For the fourth time in the past five games, Espinosa will find himself positioned on the bench. The veteran infielder is currently sporting a brutal .162 average on the season and will be replaced by Nick Franklin at the keystone.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS SEA
3 weeks ago

Espinosa is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

It will mark the second consecutive game that Espinosa will be on the bench, an indication that his hold on an everyday role at the keystone is slipping. The Angels will go with their third different second baseman is as many days with Cliff Pennington receiving the start Wednesday after Nick Franklin handled the position Tuesday.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS SEA
3 weeks ago

Espinosa is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Espinosa has produced only two hits in his last 24 at-bats, dropping his season average to .166. The veteran looks to be hanging on to the starting job at second base by a thread and may have already settled into a timeshare at the position. He'll be on the bench for the second time in four games while Nick Franklin receives the start at the keystone.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS SEA
3 weeks ago

Espinosa is not in Saturday's lineup against the Mariners, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Espinosa will take a seat on the bench after starting the past three games, and going 0-for-10 with four strikeouts in the process. He will be replaced at second base by Nick Franklin, who was recently called up from Triple-A Salt Lake after coming over from Milwaukee.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS SEA
1 month ago

Espinosa is out of the lineup again Friday.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the second straight game that Espinosa is riding the pine after starting nine of the past 10 contests. This is likely due to Cliff Pennington's big day at the plate, as the backup second baseman went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk against the Yankees on Thursday, matching the amount of hits that he had collected throughout the rest of the month combined. Barring another breakout performance, Espinosa is likely to be back at the keystone Saturday.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS SEA
1 month ago

Espinosa will get a day off Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Espinosa currently has a six-game hit streak going, but takes the day off Thursday in favor of Cliff Pennington at second base. On the year, Espinosa is hitting just .176/.247/.307 with six home runs and 27 RBI, but due to Pennington's lack of production, will continue to get a majority of starts at the keystone.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS SEA
1 month ago

Espinosa is not in the lineup Friday against the Royals, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite picking up hits in four of his last five games, Espinosa is still hitting just .168 on the season. He'll hit the bench for a night off, with Cliff Pennington grabbing a start at the keystone to replace him.