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This year has been one to forget for Danny Espinosa.
Not only did he struggle while with the Washington Nationals, but after being demoted to Triple-A, he continued to look lost at the plate.
While in the big leagues, Espinosa had a line of .158/.193/.272. In the minors, he has a line of .208/.271/.283.
Needless to say, 2013 has been far from smooth sailing for Espinosa.
However, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson, the Nationals are trying to decide whether to promote Espinosa when rosters expand. Due to his poor performance with the bat, the team has been unable to trade him at this stage.
With that being said, as the waiver deadline approaches, some team could take a flier on Espinosa and give up a low-level prospect in return. It could pay dividends in the end.
Maybe some team in need of good defensive help in the middle infield or hoping to catch lightning in a bottle will show interest. Either way, Espinosa's track record shows he has some potential upside if the Nationals were to trade him.
Possible Teams: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees