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Nationals' Espinosa Has Broken Bone In Right Wrist

4:50 PM, May 24, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa has a broken bone in his right wrist and will rest a few days to see if it improves.

Manager Davey Johnson said Friday that Espinosa has been playing with discomfort since getting hit by a pitch April 14 against the Atlanta Braves. Espinosa also has a bone chip in the wrist, but the main concern is a small fracture that needs time to heal.

The Nationals want to avoid putting Espinosa on the disabled list, so they are hoping a few days of rest will be enough.

Espinosa has struggled all season at the plate. He's hitting .163 with a .196 on-base percentage.

Steve Lombardozzi will take Espinosa's place in the lineup.

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