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MLB Injury News:
Washington Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa
MRI this afternoon to determine the extent of his shoulder injury. While he will be out for at least the club’s
next three games, the Nationals could be without Espinosa for the remainder of
the year, according to Adam Kilgore
of the Washington Post:
The Nationals are reviewing the results from an MRI of Danny
Espinosa’s left shoulder to determine their next course of action. In the best-case scenario, one team official
said, Espinosa would receive a cortisone shot, miss a few games and play
through the fall with some pain. In the worst-case scenario, the shoulder
injury would require a more serious step, and Espinosa would miss a significant
chunk of the remainder of the Nationals’ season, if not all of it.
Espinosa had been playing through shoulder pain for the past
week before removing himself from last night’s contest. The 23-year-old has spent a majority of the
season manning second base for the Nationals, hitting at a clip of .250/.315/.407
with 34 doubles, 16 home runs and 19 stolen bases in 25 attempts.
If Espinosa is forced to miss significant time, the
Nationals will have to proceed with backup Steve Lombardozzi
. The 23-year-old has hit .279/.323/.355 with
21 extra-base hits over 366 at-bats for Washington this season.
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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
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