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Blue Jays: Time to consider giving Santiago Espinal more playing time

Mar 15, 2021; Lakeland, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Santiago Espinal (5) singles in the 6th inning during spring training at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

When Spring Training came to an end back in late March, infielder Santiago Espinal was a contender for one of the last spots on the Opening Day roster. When the Blue Jays informed veteran Joe Panik that he would be making the team as the club’s infield bench option, that all but sealed Espinal’s chances of making the club for the first series in New York City against the Yankees.