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Denard Span | Outfielder | #2

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Denard Span is not in the Giants starting lineup for Thursday's contest against the Padres.
It appears to be just a routine day of rest for the speedy center fielder. Gorkys Hernandez is starting in his place and batting fifth for the Giants on Thursday. Sep 22 - 6:49 PM
Source: CSN Bay Area

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Denard Span is absent from the Giants' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Padres.

Span went 0-for-4 on Monday, continuing his recent offensive slump. He has two hits and two walks over his last 40 plate appearances. Gorkys Hernandez will start in center field and bat sixth for the Giants on Tuesday night against San Diego lefty Clayton Richard.
Sep 13 - 7:54 PM

Denard Span is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies.

Gorkys Hernandez will man in center in place of Span, who is currently dealing with minor knee soreness. The Giants figure to try to find spots to toss Span a breather or two down the stretch as he tries to finish out the final month of the regular season in relatively healthy form.
Sep 7 - 5:21 PM

Denard Span (neck) doubled, walked and scored a run in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Span left Tuesday's game and then sat out Wednesday due to a stiff neck, but he'll be fine. The veteran outfielder is batting .276/.338/.393 for the Giants this season.
Sep 2 - 8:13 AM

Denard Span (neck) is not in the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

Span made an early exit from Tuesday's game due to a stiff neck. Gorkys Hernandez is starting in center field and batting eighth for the Giants on Wednesday versus Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller.
Aug 31 - 1:47 PM

Denard Span left Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks due to a stiff neck.

Span saw three at-bats before Gorkys Hernandez took over in center for the veteran outfielder midway through the game. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward. The Giants will reevaluate him on Wednesday.
Aug 31 - 12:59 AM

Denard Span smacked a solo home run off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

Span's solo home run to lead off the ninth merely served as cosmetic effect in this one, as the Dodgers held a 9-4 advantage entering the frame. The tater was Span's eighth of the season and pushed his RBI total to 43. In addition, the veteran outfielder is slashing .274/.337/.385 over 464 at-bats. There is no fantasy shine here.
Aug 24 - 2:39 AM

Denard Span had a rough night at the plate on Sunday, going hitless in four at-bats as the Giants were shutout by Noah Syndergaard and the Mets.

As a team, the Giants were only able to generate three total hits, so Span wasn't alone in his ineffectiveness. The Giants' leadoff hitter is now hitting .272/.335/.377 on the season with seven homers and 42 RBI.
Aug 21 - 10:39 PM

Denard Span is getting the day off Wednesday.

Eduardo Nunez will bat leadoff and Gregor Blanco will start in center field in the afternoon tilt against the Pirates. Span is batting just .263/.329/.361 this year.
Aug 17 - 1:20 PM

Denard Span went 2-for-5 and drove home four runs as the Giants beat the Orioles on Saturday.

Not exactly what you expect from a lead-off hitter. Span singled in two runs in the second inning and did the same thing again in the sixth -- although this time he got thrown out trying to stretch the single into a double. Span's .263 batting average with five homers, 38 RBI, 50 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 105 games are not very enticing for fantasy owners.
Aug 14 - 12:32 AM

Denard Span is getting the day off Wednesday.

Gregor Blanco is in center field and batting eighth and Eduardo Nunez is at leadoff versus Marlins right-hander David Phelps. Span went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Tuesday and is slashing just .262/.332/.357 this year.
Aug 10 - 10:08 AM

Denard Span went 3-for-4 and homered in the top of the 10th to lead the Giants to a 3-2 win over the Phillies on Thursday.

It could have been a four-hit day if not for a nice defensively play. Span ended up with seven hits in a three-game series against the Phillies. It'd be quite the boon to the Giants offensive if he could get hot for a while.
Aug 4 - 5:01 PM

Denard Span went 3-for-6 and scored a run in the Giants' loss on Wednesday.

The three hits boosted his line to .260/.334/.352 with four homers, 45 runs, 31 RBI and 11 steals in 384 at-bats. He is capable of improving that batting average but is not going to help fantasy teams much in the counting stats.
Aug 3 - 11:45 PM

Denard Span (span) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

Span was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Saturday and Sunday due to a sore quad, but he's ready to give it a go. Interestingly, Eduardo Nunez will bat ninth on Tuesday while Madison Bumgarner is hitting eighth.

Denard Span (quad) tripled as a pinch-hitter on Sunday against the Nationals.

Span was held out of the Giants' starting lineup for the second straight game with a sore quad. He's obviously feeling better and should return Tuesday for the start of a three-game road series against the Phillies.
Aug 1 - 7:56 AM

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2B1Gordon Beckham
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SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
3Gordon Beckham
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
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