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Johnson supports Espinosa switch-hitting

WASHINGTON -- Entering Saturday's action against the Braves, second baseman Danny Espinosa was hitting .333 from the right side of the plate and .190 from the left side.

Manager Davey Johnson said the organization has not thought about having Espinosa bat strictly from the right side. In fact, Johnson believes that Espinosa is getting his act together from the left side.

"He has great potential from the left side. I think a lot of it is his mental approach, and we have been talking about that," Johnson said. "I think he is in a good place right now. Sometimes, as a young hitter, a little mental approach can affect your performance, and I think he is a prime example."

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WAS Full Game Coverage HINGTON -- Entering Saturday's action against the Braves, second baseman Danny Espinosa was hitting .333 from the right side of the plate and .190 from the left side.

Manager Davey Johnson said the organization has not thought about having Espinosa bat strictly from the right side. In fact, Johnson believes that Espinosa is getting his act together from the left side.

"He has great potential from the left side. I think a lot of it is his mental approach, and we have been talking about that," Johnson said. "I think he is in a good place right now. Sometimes, as a young hitter, a little mental approach can affect your performance, and I think he is a prime example."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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