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Nationals stick with Danny Espinosa, for a simple reason

Nationals stick with Danny Espinosa, for a simple reason

The modern manager speaks in bland corporate tones, but Dusty Baker will have none of that. To the question of why he continues to play slumping shortstop Danny Espinosa, Baker had a blunt reply.

“Who else do I got?” Baker said.

Espinosa started 152 games at shortstop for the Washington Nationals this season. Stephen Drew started seven, but only one since July 6. Trea Turner, the Nationals’ rookie sensation, moved from shortstop to center field when the team called him up in July. His last start at shortstop came at triple-A Syracuse on July 7.

“I mean, you give me somebody...

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