Danny Espinosa 2B/SS WAS 11 Days

Nationals manager Matt Williams said on Tuesday that while Espinosa won't completely give up switch-hitting during spring training, he will attempt to hit right-handed versus some right-handed pitchers to get a feel for the matchup, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports. "I worry about guys that have never done it, getting out of the way of a ball that's thrown up and in from a right-hander," Williams said. "Anybody that's hit righty-righty knows that the ball chases you... He's done it in batting practice, but that's a controlled situation. Once you get in a game it's a completely different deal."

Espinosa looked lost from the left side of the plate last season, slashing just .183/.241/.291, so a move to hitting right-handed exclusively could help improve his offensive performance. A lot would have to go Espinosa's way for him to have much fantasy value in 2015, but he could end up being a more useful bench player for the Nats if the experiment works out.

Danny Espinosa 2B/SS WAS 18 Days

Espinosa was tendered a contract prior to Tuesday's deadline.

He could get another look as the starting second baseman if the Nationals don't acquire anyone else this offseason to replace Asdrubal Cabrera, but Espinosa's .219/.283/.351 line doesn't inspire much confidence if he does get the job. He'll likely head back to the bench and provide depth at both middle infield positions.

Danny Espinosa 2B/SS WAS 4 Months

Espinosa, replacing Asdrubal Cabrera at second base on Sunday after Cabrera suffered a minor oblique strain, went 2-for-2 with his eighth home run of the season.

Cabrera isn't expected to miss much time, but Espinosa will see regular at-bats in the short term while Cabrera heals up.

Danny Espinosa 2B/SS WAS 6 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/SS WAS 7 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/SS WAS 7 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/SS WAS 8 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/SS WAS 8 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/SS WAS 8 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/SS WAS 8 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.