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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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Recent News

Denard Span is out Monday versus the Pirates.
Span has been dealing with a neck issue, but this appears to be a simple day of maintenance following his three-strikeout game Sunday. Angel Pagan is batting leadoff and Gregor Blanco is starting in center field Monday versus Pittsburgh left-hander Jeff Locke. Jun 20 - 3:16 PM

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Denard Span went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

Span tripled in a run in the sixth and singled in a run in the eighth. The Giants had only five hits on the night but held the Braves to just one base knock. Span has upped his average from .253 to .274 over the last six games.
May 31 - 9:56 PM

Denard Span (hip) went 3-for-5 with a homer in his return to the Giants' lineup Sunday.

That bruised right hip apparently wasn't too bad. Span is now slashing .268/.358/.363 with two home runs, 19 RBI, and 22 runs scored through 49 games this season.
May 30 - 8:38 AM

Denard Span was scratched from the Giants starting lineup on Saturday due to a bruised right hip.

Span is still dealing with a bit of soreness from crashing into the outfield wall earlier in the week, so manager Bruce Bochy felt he could get him a day off now that Hunter Pence had returned. Span should be back in the lineup on Sunday.
May 28 - 2:55 PM

Denard Span is getting a normal day of rest Wednesday.

He was in the original lineup, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy ultimately elected to give the 32-year-old outfielder a day off for the matinee game versus the Padres. Span should be fine to return to action for Friday's series opener at Coors Field. Gregor Blanco is starting in center field Wednesday and Kelby Tomlinson is playing left.
May 25 - 2:35 PM

Denard Span has been scratched from the Giants' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Padres.

No word yet on the reason for the sudden absence. Gregor Blanco is now starting in center field and batting leadoff against Padres right-hander James Shields. Kelby Tomlinson will get a rate start in left field.
May 25 - 1:34 PM

Denard Span is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Angel Pagan (hamstring) is also out again, as well. The Giants have Gregor Blanco in center field and in the leadoff spot and Mac Williamson in left field.

Denard Span went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

Span hit both of his doubles against Rockies starter Chris Rusin. He led off the contest with a two-bagger, then followed that up with one of the RBI species just an inning later. For the season, the veteran outfielder is hitting .259/.354/.357 with one homer, 15 RBI, four steals and 14 runs scored across 110 at-bats. There just hasn't been much oomph in the bat through the first month-plus of the season. Even with his two doubles on Thursday, he still has only six for the 2015 campaign.
May 6 - 1:51 AM

Denard Span's fifth-inning RBI double off James Shields scored the only run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

That fifth-inning double would be Span's only hit of the contest. He finished 1-for-4. In 78 at-bats, the veteran outfielder is slashing .256/.344/.359 with a homer, 12 RBI and three steals. Remember, Span missed large chunks of time last season due to injury and probably still has some level of rust on them old bones. It wouldn't surprise if he is able to boost his numbers as the season rolls along, assuming he can stay healthy.
Apr 27 - 1:29 AM

Denard Span reached four times Monday, going 2-for-4 with a triple and two walks.

Span was caught stealing on his only attempt, leaving him 2-for-3 there this year. He's not as good of a bet for fantasy purposes as he once was, but he should still be a pretty solid center fielder and leadoff hitter for the Giants this year.
Apr 19 - 2:56 AM

Denard Span went 1-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base, his second of the season, on Saturday against the Dodgers.

Span only stole 11 bases a year ago in an injury-plagued season, so fantasy owners are relieved to see him active on the base paths already. He's now hitting .244/.271/.356. His plate discipline numbers remain solid, though, which means that we have little reason to believe that he won't begin to perform nearer to his career .287/.351/.394 slash line as we near the summer months.
Apr 17 - 1:14 AM

Denard Span is not in the Giants starting lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers.

It's just a routine day of rest for Span against dominant southpaw Clayton Kershaw. Gregor Blanco will draw the start in his place and bat ninth for the Giants.
Apr 15 - 6:45 PM

Denard Span (flu) is back in the Giants' lineup Thursday versus the Dodgers.

Span missed Wednesday's game with flu-like symptoms. He'll start in center field and bat leadoff Thursday afternoon against Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood. Angel Pagan is playing left field and batting ninth.
Apr 7 - 1:05 PM

Denard Span is out of the Giants' starting lineup Wednesday against the Brewers due to the flu.

Span tallied three hits and five RBI in his first two games with San Francisco, but he has come down with a bug that has been traveling around certain MLB clubhouses. Angel Pagan is batting leadoff Wednesday versus Brewers right-hander Taylor Jungmann. Gregor Blanco is starting in center field and batting ninth.
Apr 6 - 10:57 AM

Denard Span went 2-for-5 with a homer and five RBI and two runs scored as the Giants routed the Brewers 12-3 on Opening Day Monday afternoon in Milwaukee.

Span plated Angel Pagan with a single in the top of the third inning and Madison Bumgarner with a sacrifice fly in the top of the fourth. Then in the eighth he unloaded on Ariel Pena for a three-run homer, to be followed promptly by Joe Panik and Buster Posey solo blasts. Span, batting leadoff, can be a huge part of this San Francisco offense and a heck of a fantasy commodity if he's able to stay away from the disabled list. The veteran outfielder appeared in just 61 games last season due to abdominal, back, and hip injuries.
Apr 4 - 6:05 PM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Ramiro Pena
4Grant Green
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Matt Cain
6Albert Suarez
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Josh Osich
7Cory Gearrin
8Derek Law