"It remains to be seen," manager Davey Johnson said. "He is not making the adjustments we were hoping he would make. He is a tremendous talent. That decision will be made probably in the middle of the week."
General manager Mike Rizzo will make the final decision if Espinosa will be back in the big leagues this year. If he does, Espinosa most likely will not play every day. Anthony Rendon will remain the everyday second baseman.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashinNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.