Dan Kolko of MASN was in attendance as the rookie manager addressed the media. He’s got Ryan Zimmerman at third, Ian Desmond at short and Adam LaRoche manning first. Who gets to play at second though?
Matt Williams said there's an "open competition" for the starting second base job between Rendon and Espinosa. "No favorite at this point."
— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) February 16, 2014
Williams also stated that Rendon would see time at third base while Espinosa would see some time at shortstop. Rendon had a great rookie campaign, coming up after Espinosa was sent down, playing in 98 games hitting .265/.329/.396. Espinosa, on the other hand, struggled mightily, especially at the plate after two decent years, hitting only .158/.193/.272 before being sent down after 44 games. Espinosa has the potential and will be using this opportunity to show he can still perform at the Major League level.
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