Danny Espinosa heading to Angels after deal with Nationals
The Los Angeles Angels acquired infielder Danny Espinosa from the Washington Nationals for a pair of relievers in Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin.
Espinosa is expected to replace Cliff Pennington as the starting second baseman, giving the Angels an elite double-play duo with Andrelton Simmons at shortstop. The 29-year-old would have been a utility player in Washington, but an everyday role in Anaheim will salvage his fantasy value.
Espinosa smacked a career-high 24 home runs in 2016, but it was accompanied by a .209 batting average across 601 plate appearances. He also recorded a .294 wOBA and .169 ISO.
- Jordan Zimmermann named Tigers' Opening Day starter March 17th, 2018
- Bannister: Rangers' Joey Gallo batting second 'a real possibility' March 17th, 2018
- White Sox tag veteran James Shields as Opening Day starter March 17th, 2018
- Javier Baez (hamstring) returning to the field Sunday for Cubs March 17th, 2018
- Mets' Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) will return to action on Monday March 17th, 2018
- Mariners' Erasmo Ramirez (shoudler) not expected to be ready for start of regular season March 17th, 2018
- Neil Walker signing with Yankees pending a physical March 12th, 2018
- Yankees sign Adam Lind to minor league deal March 2nd, 2018
- Yankees' Clint Frazier (concussion) taking swings on Wednesday February 28th, 2018
- Yankees' Aaron Judge (shoulder) will make his spring debut on Wednesday February 27th, 2018
- Yankees' Clint Frazier diagnosed with a concussion February 26th, 2018
- Steven Souza sent to Diamondbacks in three-team deal February 21st, 2018