Found September 19, 2012 on MLB Injury News:


Washington Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa received good news yesterday regarding his injured shoulder.  Rather than the labrum or rotator cuff tear Espinosa feared, an MRI revealed that the second baseman is dealing with a bone bruise, meaning he could return to the Nationals’ lineup as soon as today, reports Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com:

"This is the best news that we could have gotten," he [Espinosa] said. "If this was a rotator cuff tear or a labrum tear, it would have lingered the rest of the season. I would have had to have surgery in the offseason. This is the best. I didn't think there was going to be a bruise in there, but this was definitely the best news we could have gotten."

Espinosa had been playing through shoulder pain for sometime.  While he was initially able to stand the discomfort, the 23-year-old had to remove himself from Sunday’s contest.
This is not only good news for Espinosa but for the Nationals in general as they prepare for the playoffs.  On the season, Espinosa has hit .250/.315/.407 with 34 doubles and 16 home runs.
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