Nationals' Espinosa has broken bone in right wrist
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa has a broken bone in his right wrist and will rest a few days to see if it improves.
Manager Davey Johnson said Friday that Espinosa has been playing with discomfort since getting hit by a pitch April 14 against the Atlanta Braves. Espinosa also has a bone chip in the wrist, but the main concern is a small fracture that needs time to heal.
The Nationals want to avoid putting Espinosa on the disabled list, so they are hoping a few days of rest will be enough.
Espinosa has struggled all season at the plate. He's hitting .163 with a .196 on-base percentage.
Steve Lombardozzi will take Espinosa's place in the lineup.