Denard Span RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pagan says Span deal was a surprise, but he's 'on board'

    CSN Bay Area "Angel Pagan has the same spot in the Scottsdale Stadium clubhouse as he did last year, except this time it’s a bit more symbolic. Two lockers to his left is Denard Span, and if you stand in front of the row you see the new outfield formation staring back at you: Span in center, Pagan off to his..." February 23

  • Denard Span, not Angel Pagan, will be Giants’ center fielder and leadoff hitter

    Hardball Talk "Making official what was assumed when the Giants signed Denard Span to a three-year, $31 million contract last month, manager Bruce Bochy announced that Span will start in center field and bat leadoff. That means 34-year-old Angel Pagan, who’s been the Giants’ starting center fielder and..." February 12

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Cubs among teams showing interest in denard span. Jason heyward also a target, as @GDubCub mentioned

  • Orioles Interested In Denard Span

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have “some level of interest” in free agent outfielder Denard Span,’s Roch Kubatko reports. It isn’t clear exactly how deep this interest is, Kubatko notes, though Span’s name has been discussed within Baltimore’s front office with some pro-Span voices feeling he would..." November 30

  • Denard Span does not get a qualifying offer from the Nationals

    Hardball Talk "’s William Ladson reports that outfielder Denard Span was not among those receiving a $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Nationals on Friday. Starter Doug Fister did not receive one either, while shortstop Ian Desmond and starter Jordan Zimmermann did. Span, 32 in February, played..." November 07

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    Chelsea Janes @chelsea_janes

    Official diagnosis for Span is torn labrum, he said. Four to six months recovery, as he understands it.

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    William Ladson @washingnats

    Source: Denard Span is out for the season. He will have surgery on his left hip Tuesday. I'll have more on #Nats

  • Span likely out for season after latest injury

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Denard Span's return from the disabled list earlier this week was as big an emotional boost as the Nationals had experienced in quite some time. Which only made the center fielder's return to the DL late Thursday night an even tougher punch to the gut. Span is out again, this time with..." August 28

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    James Wagner @JamesWagnerWP

    Denard Span expected to rejoin Nats tomorrow, as @washingnats said. He's been out since July 7. Played in six rehab games.

  • Span begins rehab with Class A Potomac

    CSN Washington "In the middle of a month filled with negative developments, something positive actually is happening for the Nationals on Sunday: Denard Span is beginning a rehab assignment with Class A Potomac. The injured center fielder and leadoff man, on the disabled list since July 10 with lower back..." August 16

  • Denard Span on whether he’ll play again this season: ‘I don’t know.’

    Washington Post "Muscular injuries, such as the back trouble Denard Span is battling, are nebulous. Sometimes they feel fine. Sometimes they are crippling. Sometimes they allow for full activity, then punish it with next-day pain. Healing happens as strength builds — but the process of building strength can..." August 10

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Span has had setback in attempted return from back injury. "He just can't get it going," Williams said. Will head to Viera on Monday.

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    Chelsea Janes @chelsea_janes

    Span sore today too. Was targeting today for live BP but won't take it.

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    Chelsea Janes @chelsea_janes

    Williams said Span will do light work on the field today.

  • Denard Span in D.C. working with physical therapist, David Carpenter getting second opinion

    Washington Post "Nationals Manager Matt Williams said center fielder Denard Span is strengthening his core these days, a nebulous descriptor of the activities that have occupied him since he landed on the disabled list with back spasms just before the all-star break. But he hopes soon “strengthening” will be..." August 01

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    Chelsea Janes @chelsea_janes

    Span had cortisone injection in back earlier this week. Jogged on a treadmill, played catch since. Says it feels better, will ramp up soon.

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Span's exam revealed no structural damage in back, Williams said. Belief is it will be short DL stint.

  • Span likely to land on DL with back spasms "Nationals center fielder Denard Span will likely go on the 15-day disabled list because of back spasms, according to a baseball source familiar with the situation. The Nationals have not confirmed that Span is going on the DL. Span has been dealing with back spasms since June 7 against the..." July 10

  • No DL yet, but Span bracing for possibility

    CSN Washington "Denard Span, in official terms, was still a member of the Nationals’ active roster late Tuesday night. The veteran center fielder, though, sure sounded like a guy who believes he needs to take some extended time off with a back injury that just won’t go away. “I’ve tried to play through it for..." July 08

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Denard Span out of the game after 2 innings. Wonder if his back acted up again. Taylor moves to CF, den Dekker now in LF.

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    #Nats still checking on Harper and Span, but Williams says Escobar is "no-go" for today.

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Class AA Harrisburg announces Denard Span is beginning a rehab assignment tonight.

  • Denard Span on his progress from second core muscle surgery

    Washington Post "The past week has been much happier for Denard Span. Only three weeks ago, on March 9, he had his second core muscle surgery in three months. He was coming off one of his best seasons and entering his final year before free agency but now must rehab again. In recent days, Span has been able to run..." March 30

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    Washington Nationals @Nationals

    #Nats CF Denard Span underwent surgery this morning to repair a right core muscle injury.

  • Nats' Denard Span has surgery, out 4-6 weeks

    CSN Washington "Denard Span is likely to miss as much as the season’s first month after surgery Monday morning to repair a right core muscle injury, yet another blow to the Nationals’ thinning ranks of healthy outfielders. Span is expected to begin baseball activities in 4-to-6 weeks, Nationals manager Matt..." March 09

  • Denard Span gives thumbs up on sports hernia surgery

    CSN Washington "Denard Span had surgery to repair a sports hernia, a relatively minor procedure that shouldn’t impact the Nationals’ center fielder’s preparation for next season, the club announced Wednesday morning. Span, 30, posted a photo on Twitter of himself in a hospital bed, giving a thumbs-up sign,..." December 03

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    Adam Kilgore @AdamKilgoreWP

    The Nats have exercised Denard Span's $9 million option for 2015, a source said. No surprise after Span's excellent 2014.

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    James Wagner @JamesWagnerWP

    Denard Span feels better today & hopes to take BP tomorrow in Miami. Says much better than '11 concussion. Got apology text from Dan Uggla.

  • Nationals are willing to listen on center fielder Denard Span

    CBS Sports "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

  • Span’s streak ends, but Harper’s HR lifts Nats

    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

  • Denard Span extends hitting streak to 29 games

    CBS Sports "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

  • Span's MLB-long hitting streak halts at 29

    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

  • Denard Span extends hitting streak to 28 games

    CBS Sports "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

  • Span saves the day for Nationals in 6-5 win over Giants

    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

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Harper is back in #Nats lineup, but Span and Espinosa still out.

  • Harper, Span still sick but Nats hope for Wednesday returns

    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

  • Span's patience paying dividends for Nats

    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

  • Denard Span, Jayson Werth and the effect of seeing pitches

    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

  • Nats' Span wants to be smart stealer

    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

  • Denard Span going back to his 2009 swing

    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

  • Denard Span And Davey Johnson On Stealing Bases

    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

  • Denard Span anxious for his first day of spring training

    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

  • Denard Span comes to Washington Nationals ready to take step up in his career

    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