Nats shopping Danny Espinosa

Nats shopping Danny Espinosa
August 28, 2013, 3:00 pm
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The Washington Nationals aren't expected to bring second baseman Danny Espinosa up this September when rosters expand and, according to his agent Scott Boras, we may not see Espinosa don a Nats uniform again.

Espinosa is currently being shopped around baseball, as Boras confirmed to Mark Zuckerman on Tuesday, with the Nats looking for a willing trade partner. The only problem is that Espinosa's value has continued to decline since he was demoted to Triple-A Syracuse, to a point where nobody may offer anything worth dealing him for.

Through 70 games with the Chiefs, Espinosa is hitting a measly .208 with 97 strikeouts and a .554 OPS. Those numbers are ugly and bring into question whether he has actually fully recovered from the torn rotator cuff discovered in his left shoulder over the offseason.

Davey Johnson explained the Nats not planning to call up Espinosa in terms that he hadn't earned it, that bringing him back should be considered a reward. Still, they would probably like to see Espinosa at least show flashes of the guy who hit 38 home runs across his two full MLB seasons. 

Espinosa doesn't look like a part of the Nats' future whatsoever, but the fact he has regressed so much will make it hard for them to even salvage the situation with a trade.