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Espinosa day to day with sore right wrist

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WASHINGTON -- Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa left Sunday's game against the Braves because of a sore right wrist, the team announced.

Espinosa hurt the wrist in the second inning, when he was hit by a pitch thrown by left-hander Paul Maholm. Espinosa stayed in the game through the fourth inning and was replaced by Steve Lombardozzi to begin the fifth after the pain and swelling in the wrist became too much.

Espinosa had X-rays taken and the results were negative. Manager Davey Johnson said that Espinosa could miss a game or two.

"It's sore. It is what it is," Espinosa said. "I already had my hamate bone removed, which was their biggest concern. I think what happened was it got me square on the wrist."

Espinosa was 0-for-1 in the game and is batting .175 this season.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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