Found June 07, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Let's not forget, Danny Espinosa is battling more than a fractured wrist.  He was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff this past offseason, but he decided to play through it instead of undergoing surgery.  The shoulder and the wrist are giving Espinosa problems as he tries to work his way back from the DL. According to Chase Hughes of CSN Washington, Espinosa received an MRI on his right shoulder yesterday.  This was in addition to the cortisone injection he received in his fractured wrist.  The MRI revealed damage to the shoulder - but the Washington Nationals and Espinosa already knew about that.  He still has no intention of undergoing shoulder surgery this season. Espinosa injured his wrist originally when he was hit by a pitch back in April.  He had forced himself to try to play through the injury since doctors said he could do so medically.  However, that didn't work out and the team finally placed him on the disabled list.  This, of course, paved the way for Anthony Rendon's second call-up of the year. Blogging for Susie Rendon was called up early in the season to replace an injured Ryan Zimmerman.  This time, Rendon got reps at second base before being called up to replace Espinosa.  If he performs well enough at second, the Nationals may officially convert him.  Rendon could eventually replace the light hitting Espinosa. At the time of his placement on the DL, Espinosa was hitting just .158/.193/.272.  Throughout his career, Espinosa is a .230/.303/.396 hitter.  If Rendon can provide a little more bang, the Nationals would not hesitate to go with him.  That is, if Rendon's glove does not cost them. Moving from third base to second base is a big switch.  So far this season, Rendon has only played one game at second base.  He was error-less in that game.  In the eight games he played at third, he had three errors. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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