"We want to make sure Danny stays as fresh as possible with his at-bats," Williams said. "It's an opportunity that when we [face] a lefty starter, we want to get him playing time. Does that mean a platoon, strictly? No. But it's important for [Espinosa] to have at-bats and play. He has been playing really well. He is hitting well right-handed. He plays a great second base and all of that. If opportunities are there to hit right-handed against lefties ... we might as well take advantage of it."
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