The Nats have exercised Denard Span's $9 million option for 2015, a source said. No surprise after Span's excellent 2014.
Denard Span feels better today & hopes to take BP tomorrow in Miami. Says much better than '11 concussion. Got apology text from Dan Uggla.
CBSSports.com "Only a year after acquiring him, the Nationals appear willing to listen to trade inquiries on center fielder Denard Span, officials on other teams say. The flexibility on Span could be related to a potential corresponding move, and it was reported here that the Nationals were one of many teams..." November 09
Washington Post "In the middle of the first inning Thursday night Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth pulled on their batting gloves and helmets together by the bat rack. In the Washington Nationals’ dugout they gave one another the usual pump-up speech — “Come on let’s get him whatever” Werth said later. Harper’s mind..." September 20
CBSSports.com "The longest hitting streak since 2011 has been extended yet again. Nationals center fielder Denard Span collected a single to lead off the seventh inning -- his fourth at-bat of the game -- to extend his streak to 29 games. The previous long for this season was 27 games which was accomplished..." September 19
CSN Washington "The longest hitting streak in the major leagues has ended as Nationals center fielder Denard Span failed to collect a hit for the first time since August 16. Span's streak of 29 consecutive games with at least one hit is the longest such streak at the major league level since Atlanta's Dan..." September 19
CBSSports.com "With a single in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday night Nationals leadoff man extended his hitting streak to 28 games. That 28-game streak marks the longest in the majors this season -- surpassing the 27-game streak by Rockies' slugger Michael Cuddyer -- and is the longest since Dan..." September 18
CSN Washington "The Nationals went out of their way to acquire Denard Span over the winter first and foremost because they believed he would fill a much-needed void atop their lineup. In that regard Span's first season in Washington has been a disappointment. He hasn't reached base enough for a leadoff hitter..." August 15
Harper is back in #Nats lineup, but Span and Espinosa still out.
Washington Post "Bryce Harper emerged from the clubhouse during Tuesday’s disappointing 8-2 loss to the Miami Marlins and Manager Davey Johnson took a good look at him, thinking about potentially inserting him into the game. “He looked like he was about to die but he was ready to go hit,” Johnson said. “I..." April 17
CSN Washington "The Nationals knew they were getting a classic leadoff hitter in Denard Span, but they might not have fully appreciated how much his patience at the plate would pay dividends throughout their lineup. Seven games into the season, Span is not only getting on base. He's really making pitchers work..." April 10
Washington Post "Denard Span dug into the batter’s box last night for the first plate appearance of the night, the start of a game plan, the first link in the chain. Span’s arrival, particularly in tandem with Jayson Werth hitting behind him, has given the Nationals a new kind of offensive identity. They aim to..." April 10
CSN Washington "Some four hours before first pitch at Great American Ball Park, Denard Span was getting a tutorial from first base coach Tony Tarasco on his leads and jumps from second base. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a little refresher course of baserunning fundamentals. Except for one strikingly..." April 06
Washington Post "Yesterday afternoon during batting practice, Denard Span finished a round and walked out of the cage. Davey Johnson was there waiting for him, ready with the latest piece of advice as Span tinkers with his swing. This spring, Span is trying to return to the approach he used in 2009, his best..." February 20
Federal Baseball "In praising Denard Span after the late November trade which brought the 28-year-old, five-year veteran to the Washington Nationals from the Minnesota Twins, Nats' GM Mike Rizzo described the '02 1st Round pick as a "a true defensive ballhawk center field type of guy with great range," who,..." February 17
Washington Post "Denard Span was anxious. He took a few wrong turns on his way from his hometown of Tampa to Viera on Tuesday night. Thankfully his navigation system guided him but his drive was an hour longer than it should have been. He arrived in Viera at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, laid out his clothes (red..." February 13
Washington Post "One morning last month, Denard Span was inside a yoga studio, talking about New Year’s resolutions. As he unrolled a purple mat over the lacquered wooden floor, his instructor told him about all the people who sign up in January and drop the practice a month later. Standing there in bare feet,..." February 09