After losing Corey Seager for the season, the Dodgers have gone out and signed a potential replacement. On Sunday, the Dodgers signed Danny Espinosa to a minor-league contract, optioning him to Oklahoma City.
#Dodgers signed former big-leaguer Danny Espinosa to a minor-League contract and he’s playing SS for OKC today. Started season in Blue Jays system. Opted out at end of April
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 6, 2018
Espinosa has not had an at-bat in the majors yet this season. He’s played 13 games in Triple-A Buffalo, hitting .232 with an OPS of .557. Last season, Espinosa saw playing time with the Angels, Mariners and Rays. During the season, he had six home runs and 31 RBI. He held a slash-line of .173/.245/.278.
Dodgers fan probably remember Espinosa best from his time with the Nationals. He spent seven seasons with them. More recently, his best season came in 2016, where he hit 24 homers and drove in 72 runs.
Espinosa certainly will not serve as the replacement for Seager that fans had hoped for. He does however, give the team a few options.
Obviously, he isn’t going to come in and start right away. This is just a move to add depth to an already injury riddled roster. Hopefully Espinosa can provide some quality bats in OKC, and be a viable piece if called up to the roster. As we’ve seen, he does have somewhat decent power. He can definitely be a solid bat off the bench.
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