Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
11 hours ago

Espinosa is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Despite reaching base three times during Sunday's contest against the Mets, Espinosa will head to the bench for Monday's series opener. Nolan Fontana will draw the start at second base in his stead.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
2 days ago

Espinosa is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Cliff Pennington will take over at second base with Espinosa taking a seat following his three-strikeout evening Friday. Espinosa is striking out in an alarming 34.3 percent of his at-bats this season, which has attributed to his .231 OBP. His next chance to return to the lineup will come Sunday against left-hander Tommy Milone.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
1 week ago

Espinosa went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

The streaky second baseman has now started two consecutive games after being benched in four of his previous five. The veteran responded with a fourth-inning homer off of Justin Verlander that put the Angels ahead Sunday. With Yunel Escobar (hamstring) hitting the disabled list, playing time on the infield may open up again for Espinosa. He is batting just .147 on the season, but the 30-year-old has been known to go on power binges at times, so he could be worth a speculative add in deep leagues in hopes of catching one of his patented hot streaks.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
1 week ago

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

EDGE Analysis

This marks the fourth time in five games that Espinosa will head to the bench for a night off, seemingly signaling that he's been usurped in the pecking order at second base following his awful start to the season. Cliff Pennington seems like the main beneficiary from this development, and he'll pick up Friday's start as well.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
2 weeks ago

Espinosa is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday's absence marks Espinosa's third in the past four games. The 30-year-old has been in a miserable funk at the plate this season -- an 0-for-3 showing Wednesday lowered Espinosa's batting average to .138 and his .456 OPS is the lowest among qualified hitters. We may see more and more of Cliff Pennington at second base.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
2 weeks ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Espinosa has just two hits in his last 50 at-bats and is batting just .142 on the season, so he'll take a seat as Cliff Pennington gets the nod at second base in his stead. If Espinosa doesn't turn things around quickly, he could continue to see Pennington steal some of his playing time.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
2 weeks ago

Espinosa went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Monday's 3-2 extra-innings loss to the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Espinosa didn't start Monday's game but was forced into action when Andrelton Simmons suffered a bruised left hand and right thumb when he was hit by a pitch in the first inning. Espinosa extended his hitless streak to 31 at-bats, and his average is down to an embarrassing .142 on the year. The 30-year-old has a whopping 41 strikeouts and only seven walks and is in danger of losing more playing time to Cliff Pennington at the keystone.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
2 weeks ago

Espinosa is not in the lineup Monday against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Espinosa will take a seat for the second time in three games as he finds himself in the middle of a brutal 2-for-46 (.043) slump at the plate. Cliff Pennington is starting at the keystone in his stead.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
2 weeks ago

Espinosa is out of Saturday's lineup against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

He is in a brutal 2-for-44 (.045 average) funk at the plate, so he will get his third day off in the last nine games. Cliff Pennington is starting at second base and hitting eighth against righty Lance McCullers.

Danny Espinosa
2B/SS LAA
3 weeks ago

Espinosa is not in the Angels' lineup against the Mariners, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the second time in a week Espinosa will sit out. He has slumped badly to begin the season, hitting just .160 and .511 OPS. Cliff Pennington will hit eighth and play second Wednesday.