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Danny Espinosa is giving up switch hitting

Danny Espinosa

Danny Espinosa

AP

Per MASN’s Chris Johnson, Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa is giving up switch hitting. He’ll be hitting from the right side full-time. The organization had been trying to get him to give up switch hitting for several years.

Espinosa, 27, has significantly better results batting right-handed, mostly against left-handed pitching. His career .804 OPS against southpaws significantly outpaces his .645 mark against right-handers.

With Yunel Escobar now in the mix at second base following a January trade with the Athletics, Espinosa has been relegated to a bench role.

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