The Angels acquired infielder Danny Espinosa from the Washington Nationals for two prospects on Saturday, plugging a gaping hole at second base with a short-term solution.
Washington will receive minor leaguers Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin. Neither 25-year-old was considered one of the Angels’ top pitching prospects, although the Angels added Adams to their 40-man roster last month.
Espinosa, 29, has experience at second base and several other positions, including shortstop, where he started last season for the Nationals.
But when Washington acquired outfielder Adam Eaton from the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, they planned to push center...