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Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer 

Espinosa's an upgrade for the Angels at 2b but a $5 million albatross for the Nats. Washington gets two fringe relief prospects plus the salary relief, and Trea Turner assumes his rightful place as their everyday shortstop.

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New Angels 2B Danny Espinosa brings baserunning value to his new team. Though he had only 9 SB last season, he ranked tied for 10th in the NL in Fangraphs' baserunning metric (which takes into account ability to avoid making outs on the bases and taking extra bases on hits, in addition to basestealing).

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The Nationals traded Danny Espinosa to the Angels. Though Espinosa had the lowest batting average among batting-title qualifiers (.209), he brought value in other ways. He had 8 Defensive Runs Saved at SS in 2016 and ranked 3rd in MLB with 10 Defensive Runs Saved at 2B in 2015 (he'll likely play 2B for the Angels).

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

Kudos to Creighton volleyball, carrying the mid-major banner all the way to regional final at Texas. Quite a run by Bluejays.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers have a spot on their 40-man roster now that Charlie Culberson was outrighted to AAA. The Dodgers, though, still have two major in-house free agents out there in closer Kenley Jansen and third baseman Justin Turner.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Dexter Fowler signed for five years and $82.5 million.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cardinals have not yet contacted the Edwin Encarnacion representatives at this point, but it sure would be a great follow-up move to their 5-year $82.5m deal with Dexter Fowler. Cards still need one more middle of the order bat for either 1B or 3B.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dexter Fowler switched to No. 25 since No. 24 is retired in St. Louis for Whitey Herzog. He talked about switching allegiances.


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

After signing Dexter Fowler, the Cardinals say they are now in the market most likely for "complementary pieces," but with so many power bats still available on the free agent market, it's not out of the question the Cardinals could get involved for one of them. A bigger issue than money could be fit. If they bring in a first baseman, for example, Matt Carpenter would have to play elsewhere on the infield and his defense was suspect last season. "There are still some things we could possibly do," general manager John Mozeliak said.