Could Tigers have interest in Espinosa?

Could Tigers have interest in Espinosa?

VIERA, Fla -- With Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias starting the 2014 season on the disabled list, one has to wonder if the Tigers have interest in Danny Espinosa, who started his professional career as a shortstop.

Espinosa is an excellent defender and could help a team looking for speed. It has been reported that over a dozen teams have interest in Espinosa, and many in baseball feel he can make a comeback from the rough season he had in 2013.

But general manager Mike Rizzo has made it clear that he is not going to give Espinosa away. Espinosa is currently competing with Anthony Rendon for the second-base job. But as of right now, Rendon would most likely win the job and Espinosa could be a backup.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.