Paolo Alesandro Espino Alonso was born on January 10, 1987, and is a Panamanian Major League Baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals (MLB). He has previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers and the Texas Rangers in Major League Baseball.
Espino went to Bradenton’s The Pendleton School. In the tenth round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft, he was chosen by the Cleveland Indians. Espino made his professional debut with the Single-A Lake County Captains in 2007.
On January 15, 2019, Espino signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals. He was assigned to AAA Fresno Grizzlies to start the 2019 season, where he spent the entire year. In 2020, he was invited to Spring Training with the Nationals and was added to their initial 60-man player pool.
On September 21, 2020, Espino was selected to the 40-man and active rosters. In 2020 for the Nationals, Espino appeared in 2 games, allowing 3 earned runs in 6.0 innings with 7 strikeouts. Espino was outrighted to the minor leagues on October 9, 2020, and elected free agency the next day.
Espino re-signed with the Nationals on a minor league contract on November 2, 2020. On April 18, 2021, Espino was selected to the active roster after Stephen Strasburg was placed on the injured list.
On June 16, 2021, Espino won his first major league game, pitching five shutout innings in a 3–1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. On June 23, 2021, he earned his first major league saves by pitching a scoreless bottom of the ninth inning in a 13–12 win against the Philadelphia Phillies.
What Is Paolo Espino’s Salary
Paolo Espino signed a 1 year / $716,200 contract with the Washington Nationals, guaranteeing, him an annual average salary of $716,200. In 2022, Espino will earn a base salary of $716,200, while carrying a total salary of $716,200.