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Major League Baseball

2015 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.287
Name  Denard Span
Born  2/27/1984
Height  6-0
Weight  210
Number  2
Position  CF
Bats  L
Throws  L
5/17/2015 3:33:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span (rest) is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Span has hit a solid .333 in the 22 games he's played since returning from injury. Michael Taylor will patrol center field and leadoff. He's batting .263 with three homers and 13 RBI.
 
5/3/2015 11:23:00 AM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span (abdomen) will return to action on Sunday.
Insight: He missed the past two games, but is ready to give it a go. Span will leadoff and play center field.
 
5/1/2015 4:58:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is not in the Nationals lineup on Friday due to an abdomen injury according to MASN.
Insight: Span left Thursday's game with the injury. This is not good news considering Span had core muscle surgery in the offseason, but the Nationals hope he returns at some point this weekend.
 
5/1/2015 12:42:00 AM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span left with soreness in his abdomen on Thursday against the Mets according to the Washington Post.
Insight: This isn't a good sign for Span, who began the season on the disabled list. Span will not play on Friday, however, Nationals manager Matt Williams said Span will return sometime this weekend.
 
4/28/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span had five hits and scored four runs in the incredible, 13-12, win over the Braves on Tuesday.
Insight: Span was 5-for-6 and scored in the first, third, fifth and sixth. Span even hit a solo home run. he is hitting .314 with one home run, four RBI and seven runs in 35 at-bats this season.
 
4/26/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is a career .389 hitter with three doubles against Marlins starter Dan Haren.
Insight: Span is 7-for-18 in 18 plate appearances versus Haren. Span is hitting .238 with three runs and one RBI in 21 at-bats this season.
 
4/14/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span will begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday in Harrisburg.
Insight: Span had surgery in December to repair a sports hernia. He was a very good fantasy player last season, hitting .302/.355/.416 with 31 stolen bases and 94 runs. He could be back next week. Since the Nationals have only scored 17 runs in seven games (2.43 rpg) they could use him ASAP.
 
4/4/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is expected to play in a minor league game Saturday as he rehabs from abdomen surgery from about three weeks ago.
Insight: Span also had surgery in December to repair a sports hernia. He was a very good fantasy player last season, hitting .302/.355/.416 with 31 stolen bases and 94 runs. He's still not expected back until the end of April. Michael Taylor (.322 this spring) is expected to get his at-bats.
 
3/9/2015 2:47:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span had a procedure Monday morning and can't begin any baseball activites for 4-6 weeks, according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post.
Insight: Span also had surgery in December to repair a sports hernia. He was a very good fantasy player last season, hitting .302/.355/.416 with 31 stolen bases and 94 runs. He's likely to miss all of April. Michael Taylor is set to see a lot of spring training work.
 
2/25/2015 3:25:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is cleared for full workouts according to CSN Washington.
Insight: Span had surgery in December to repair a sports hernia, but he is 100 percent recovered. He was a very good fantasy player last season, hitting .302/.355/.416 with 31 stolen bases and 94 runs. Span was particularly good in the second half, hitting .346/.403/.459 after the All-Star break.
 
10/5/2014 12:15:00 AM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is having a tough start to the 2014 postseason.
Insight: Span is hitless in 11 at-bats in the first two games of the NLDS, both losses for Washington. Span is not the only player struggling in the Nationals' lineup, but he ignited the offense all season long. The Nationals have scored just three runs in 27 innings against the Giants. Game 3 is Monday.
 
9/25/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is not in the lineup for the nightcap of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets.
Insight: Washington is simply playing it safe with Span. He should be back in the lineup at some point over the weekend.
 
9/24/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span left Tuesday's game and is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Span apparently scraped his right knee on a diving catch and will sit out Wednesday. This will allow Ryan Zimmerman to play left and Bryce Harper in center field.
 
9/23/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Updating on a previous item: According to Mark Zuckerman, Nationals center fielder Denard Span left Tuesday's game after scraping his right knee on a diving catch.
Insight: It looks like Washington will play it safe, as Span will sit out Wednesday, but should be back in the lineup on Thursday.
 
9/23/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span left Tuesday's game against the Mets after making a diving grab. According to Mark Zuckerman, his status will be updated shortly.
Insight: He took a hit away from Matt den Dekker, and stayed in the game until Michael Taylor pinch-hit for him in the bottom of the inning.
 
9/23/2014 1:17:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is just a .077 hitter (1-for-13) versus Mets fastballer Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Span has cooled off since his .368 July and .328 in August, so he's no longer a must start. In this unfavorable matchup he should be avoided.
 
9/19/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span went 2-for-5 with a triple and RBI against the Marlins on Friday.
Insight: Span tripled to lead off the third but somehow did not score. He then singled in the fourth to score Wilson Ramos. Span has cooled off since his .346 July and August, but he is a guy that one still has to plug into fantasy lineups almost daily.
 
9/17/2014 3:47:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Span was one of the hottest hitters in the league during July and August and while he's still batting .300 in Spectember, the Nationals can now afford to give him a few days off to get ready for the playoff drive.
 
9/15/2014 3:14:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span could be in line for a strong game tonight against the Braves.
Insight: Combined with the fact that he is hitting .347 during the second half of the season, along with his .394 career BA (13-33) against Braves starter Ervin Santana, Span has the potential to get off to a strong start this week. While he won't give you much power, Span has really picked it up on the base path after the All-Star break, as he has stolen 16 bases in the last 54 games (15 SB through the first 84 games). Make sure Span is locked in and ready to go.
 
9/6/2014 8:34:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span went 2-for-4 in the loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Insight: Span continued his hot second half with two more hits. The center fielders has 23 multi-hit games since the All-Star Break. He hit .368 in July, .328 in August and is 8-for-20 so far in September.
 

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