Espinosa plays first base, willing to play wherever to remain in Nationals lineup
Prior to this season, Danny Epinosa was a middle infielder. This year, he's a bona fide utility player, and has fielded positions all around the diamond for the Washington Nationals.
After adding left field and third base to his résumé this season, Epinosa was penciled in to play first base by manager Matt Williams over the weekend.
Epinosa described the experience as "enjoyable" and maintains that he'll continue to field a variety of positions if it remains the enabling factor that keeps him in the lineup.
"There's not an option. I'm going to play where there's an opportunity to play right now," he said. "If that's first base or left field, I'll play. … To get in the lineup. It's why I've been working out in left and first, to get in the lineup. Be in there and try to help the team win."
While first base isn't exactly his niche on the baseball field, Epinosa held his own at the position, even making a nice pick.
"It was enjoyable," the 28-year-old Long Beach State alum said. "You're in all the plays. I enjoyed that part. Keep my mind on defense."
(h/t Washington Post)
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