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2011 Nationals Spring Training: Danny Espinosa Day-To-Day After Fouling Ball Off Foot

Danny Espinosa was called up to the Nationals in September last year and made an immediate impact. The team let Adam Kennedy walk in the offseason with the hopes that Espinosa would take over as the team's every day second baseman. During Spring Training, he has shown the ability to be that.

Yesterday he suffered a little bit of a setback. In the seventh inning of a game against the Mets on Tuesday, Espinosa fouled a ball off of his right foot and had to leave the game. The worst case scenario in that type of injury is a broken foot that could keep the player out for months or more. But according to Ben Goessling at MASN, the team is confident that Espinosa doesn't have a broken foot, and he is now listed as day-to-day.

"The more weight he put on it, it wasn't feeling good at all," manager Jim Riggleman said. "I was just concerned that if he happened to hit another one down on there on the next pitch, that it would be excruciating. We got him out of there, and he iced it and stuff. The trainer just feels like it's just a bad bruise."

Goessling also reports that Espinosa was walking around the clubhouse after the injury, and that is something that he would likely not be able to do if the foot was broken.