Washington Nationals News: Danny Espinosa likely out for season with hamstring injury


Good afternoon DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.

In today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Bill Ladson gives us an update on the status of Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa. As Ladson notes, Espinosa’s hamstring injury will likely keep him out for the rest of the season.

Of course, the fact that Espinosa is likely out for the season isn’t too surprising. The Nationals are not likely to make the postseason, and there’s really no reason to try to rush him back for the last week of the season. For the Nationals and for Espinosa, the important thing is that the infielder is healthy and ready to go for Spring Training.

Espinosa hurt the hamstring while scoring the winning run on Sept. 14 against the Phillies. The infielder has a small tear in the hamstring, which doesn’t allow him to run the bases.

While Espinosa’s season will likely end sooner than he would have hoped, 2015 was a memorable year for the infielder. Espinosa looked a lot better with the bat in 2015, and he was a key versatile player for the oft-injured Nationals. On the season, Espinosa hit .240 with 13 home runs and 37 RBIs in 118 games.

Also in today’s Daily, the Washington Post’s Scott Allen writes about some interesting comments made by agent Scott Boras regarding Bryce Harper. In the article, Allen discusses how Boras understands why some Nationals fans are worried that Harper could leave to a big-money team in free agency.

Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.

Hamstring likely to sideline Espinosa for season

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa is likely out for the rest of the season because of a small tear in his right hamstring, according to manager Matt Williams. If Espinosa attemps to play, the injury could get worse.

“For him to try to ramp it up and get to a point where he could play, it’s a great risk. If it tears it any more in that spot, then it’s a long, long rehab,” Williams said. “He will continue to do work and do all of those things. In anticipation of him playing during the remainder of the regular season, it’s not likely.” Read full article here.

Scott Boras understands why some Nats fans are worried about losing Bryce Harper to the Yankees

(Scott Allen, Washington Post)

Scott Boras, agent to the stars, including a few non-Nationals, joined Jason Reid and Chris Paul on ESPN 980’s “The Man Cave” on Thursday to discuss one of his biggest clients, Bryce Harper.

Boras, who also represents Nationals teammates Max Scherzer, Anthony Rendon, Jayson Werth, Stephen Strasburg, Denard Span and Danny Espinosa, said representing Harper has been “an extraordinary experience” in his career. With Harper putting the finishing touches on a historic individual season that could culminate in the NL MVP award, Boras said he understands the angst on the part of some fans about whether Harper will remain in Washington when he becomes a free agent after the 2018 season. Read full article here.

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