Espinosa will battle Anthony Rendon for the starting second-base job.
"I'm going to talk to Danny to see what he is working on," Schu said. "I hear he had a great winter working out. I know Danny from the Minor Leagues, when I was a hitting coordinator. Great guy, great athlete. The bottom line with him is to make sure he is healthy.
"For me, what I see offensively, he can be the total package. He could be that guy that hits for average. He is a switch-hitter, power from both sides, he is really an exciting guy. He had an off year because of injuries. Playing in the big leagues is tough."
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