Leadoff spot in early flux for Nats

Espinosa to bat No. 1 vs. Marlins

“Maybe [we can] try to get Ian away from the feeling that he’s got to get it started for us, walking up to the plate as the first guy,” Riggleman said. “I’ve kind of had a little luck with that through the years, with some players if they were struggling a little. … As our roster stands right now, Ian will still be hitting leadoff at times, but [I am] just trying to let him get under way, get on track.

“We can go back and forth on it. … Whichever one is getting on base a little bit more than the other, right now, is the way we’ll go about it.”

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