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  • Rookie outfielder Bryce Harper was moved to third in the lineup, part of a series of moves that dropped Espinosa from second to sixth in the order. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Espinosa to bat sixth; Harper now hits third

    Late at night at Nationals Park, as they digest another game in what is still a season in its infancy, Danny Espinosa and Randy Knorr sit in the steam room and talk. The conversation doesn't always revolve around the game. Sometimes it's life, sometimes it's advice. But, in a way, it's like therapy.

  • Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond (20) bats as the Washington Nationals defeat the Cincinnati Reds in extra innings in their home opener. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Patient aggressiveness paying dividends for Nationals

    As the words left his mouth, Ian Desmond didn't expect what he was saying would take on the life it has.

  • Washington Nationals' Chad Tracy, right, celebrates with third base coach Bo Porter at third during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Saturday, April 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Unlikely hero Tracy keys Nationals' victory over Cubs again

    The first time he did it, Chad Tracy was a good story. A journeyman infielder who'd traveled halfway around the world and back to keep his career alive. He was one of the final players to earn a place on the Washington Nationals' 25-man roster, on the second-to-last day of spring training.

  • Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa batted  just .223 left-handed last year, well below his .283 average from the right side. Spotting  a loop in Espinosa's swing, utility man Mark DeRosa suggested a drill that has helped  the switch-hitter  find a comfortable path for his bat. (Associated Press)

    Nats' Espinosa flipping the switch

    Danny Espinosa has heard all the theories. He's heard all the rumors from people who don't know his story, who look at his rookie splits and see a switch-hitter whose numbers suffered from the left side.

  • Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa makes a throw to first against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game in Viera, Fla., Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    It's not a stretch to say yoga gaining popularity with Nationals

    Describing the physique of Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa. He is a well-muscled infielder who draws comments for his bone-breaking handshake and who awed his manager in 2011 with his weight-room routine. This offseason in California, he added a new layer to his workouts: yoga.

  • Anthony Rendon was the sixth overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. He's a third baseman, but the team will give him work at second base and shortstop this spring training. (Associated Press)

    Infielders are on the move in Nationals' contingency plan

    Anthony Rendon is a third baseman. The Washington Nationals see him as a third baseman, they plan to play him in the minor leagues as a third baseman and they don't intend to force him into a position change unless it's necessary to get him to the major leagues.

  • Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Morse will be at the forefront of the Nationals' attack next year. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Feb. 14.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Nationals seek contender status in 2012

    Sitting in a dugout thick with South Florida humidity Wednesday afternoon, manager Davey Johnson offered perhaps the truest statement about the 2011 Washington Nationals.

  • Washington Nationals' Danny Espinosa greets third base coach Bo Porter after hitting a two-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vance Worley during the sixth inning Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in Philadelphia. Washington won 7-5. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Nationals striving to finish above .500 after latest victory over Phillies

    The standings, being what they are in the National League East, have mattered little to both the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies for some time. The Phillies have been six games or more ahead of the division's second-place team since mid-August. All the Nationals have known is that they're too far out of things to make the wins and losses significant in a playoff race.

  • Detwiler sparkles as Nationals take doubleheader from Phillies

    Over the course of Ross Detwiler’s 27 previous major league starts, he’s shown promise and possibility in a left arm dripping with potential.

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