Apr 25, 2013; Washington, DC, USA;Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa (8) fields a ground ball to make the final out to beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Espinosa, Anthony Rendon fight for Nats' 2B

One of a new manager’s biggest challenges is figuring out who fills out the existing gaps. That’s a problem that Nationals’ manager Matt Williams is likely glad to have.

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?

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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