NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Espinosa and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The veteran switch-hitter gives the Mets even more depth in a crowded infield. He could be a backup option at shortstop behind Amed Rosario.
Espinosa spent last season in Triple-A with three organizations: the Blue Jays, Dodgers and Phillies. He was released by Philadelphia in August.
NEW YORK (AP) — Infielder Danny Espinosa has agreed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees and will attend big league spring training.
The 30-year-old hit .173 with 10 doubles, six homers and 31 RBIs in 266 at-bats over 93 games last year with the Los Angeles Angels, Seattle and Tampa Bay. He has played all infield positions in the major leagues and also left field, batting .221 with 98 homers and 316 RBIs over eight seasons. He spent his first seven big league seasons with Washington.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have designated second baseman Danny Espinosa for assignment Sunday.
Espinosa was hitting .162 with just 14 extra-base hits and 19 RBIs in 77 games for the Angels this season, with his woes exacerbating team-wide struggles to generate offense.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrelton Simmons as known as one of the finest defensive shortstops in the majors, though that hardly means he doesn't enjoy swinging the bat well.
The Angels shortstop enjoyed his offensive output plenty Wednesday night, drilling a two-run homer in the seventh to snap a tie game and lead Los Angeles to a 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees.
"It's nice to contribute offensively," Simmons said.
NEW YORK (AP) — A milestone night for the New York Mets nearly turned into a miserable one.
Jose Reyes had three instrumental hits, including the 2,000th of his career, and manager Terry Collins made just the right moves as the Mets held off the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 on Saturday.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Growing up three miles from Angel Stadium, Danny Espinosa got to watch all the heroes of the 2002 Anaheim Angels championship team: Troy Percival, Garret Anderson, Tim Salmon and Darin Erstad, among others.
Now, he's getting to play at the ballpark where his parents had season tickets.
A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
Manager: Dusty Baker (second season).
2016: 95-67, first place, lost to Dodgers in NLDS.
Training Town: West Palm Beach, Florida.
Park: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
First Workout: Feb. 16/19.
He's Here: CF Adam Eaton, C Derek Norris, LHP Enny Romero.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired Danny Espinosa from the Washington Nationals on Saturday night, picking up their new starting second baseman in a trade for two minor league pitchers.
The Angels sent right-handers Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin to the Nationals for Espinosa, who presumably lost his starting job in Washington when the team obtained outfielder Adam Eaton from the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals did not tender a contract to outfielder Ben Revere before Friday's deadline, making him a free agent.
The Nationals announced Friday that Revere was their only arbitration-eligible player who wasn't offered a contract. Shortstop Danny Espinosa, outfielder Bryce Harper, third baseman Anthony Rendon and right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark were tendered contracts, as expected.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dansby Swanson's first major league home run stayed in the ballpark. It just wasn't enough to get the Atlanta Braves a victory Tuesday night against the Washington Nationals.
The 2015 overall No. 1 draft pick hit an inside-the-park home run in the second inning, but the Nationals rallied for a 9-7 victory over the last-place Braves. It was Swanson's first career home run.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pinch-runner Michael A. Taylor scored the go-ahead run on catcher Tyler Flowers' throwing error as part of a three-run eighth inning and the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 9-7 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — That comfortable cushion Washington has built in the NL East sure came in handy Saturday night.
Curtis Granderson and James Loney delivered big hits to back Robert Gsellman, and the banged-up New York Mets got another gritty start from an unheralded rookie in their 3-1 victory over the Nationals.
"It was kind of a nothing game," Washington manager Dusty Baker said after his team went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. "We didn't come through all game."
ATLANTA (AP) — Clint Robinson hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the ninth and the Washington Nationals recovered after giving up a three-run lead to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 on Friday night.
Robinson's single to left field off Jim Johnson (2-6) drove in pinch-runner Pedro Severino from second base. Severino replaced Wilson Ramos, who singled.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Production from the top of the order and rookie pitcher Reynaldo Lopez fueled an early lead for the Washington Nationals. Then a relay throw saved the day for the NL contenders.
Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs, Lopez pitched seven innings for his first major league win and the Washington Nationals held off the Atlanta Braves 7-6 on Saturday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 11 in eight innings and delivered a two-run single to help his cause in the Washington Nationals' 8-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Washington earned its fourth road series sweep of the season and first since May 30-June 1 at Philadelphia. Arizona lost its fourth straight and sixth in seven games. The Diamondbacks are winless in nine Wednesday games at home this season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals scratched All-Star Daniel Murphy from the lineup Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates because of general leg soreness.
The team listed Murphy as day-to-day.
Murphy, who leads the majors with a .348 batting average, was set to bat third and play first base. It would've been the regular second baseman's third start at first this season.
The 31-year-old leads the Nationals with 117 hits and 66 RBIs, and has 17...