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Denard Span | Outfielder | #2

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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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Updating an earlier report, Denard Span suffered a minor shoulder sprain in Saturday's game against the Rockies.
He's going for X-rays. Span made a nice catch to rob Charlie Blackmon of extra bases during the third inning but banged his shoulder against the outfield wall. Manager Bruce Bochy is hoping the injury is minor but has already announced that Span won't play on Sunday. Gorkys Hernandez should man center field in his absence. Apr 22 - 11:38 PM

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Denard Span left Saturday's game against the Rockies with a right shoulder injury.

Span made a terrific running catch to rob Charlie Blackmon of extra bases in the third inning but jammed his shoulder on the outfield wall. After he left, Gorkys Hernandez moved from right field to center, Eduardo Nunez shifted from third base to right field and Conor Gillaspie entered the game at third base. Span grounded out in his only at-bat of the night. He's already the second Giants outfielder to hurt himself on a play at the wall this season and it's only April.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Apr 22 - 10:36 PM

Denard Span (hip) is back in the Giants' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

We assumed this would be the case after Span appeared as a pinch-hitter in Friday night's loss. He'll return to his usual post in center field and bat leadoff against Padres right-hander Jhoulys Chacin. Gorkys Hernandez filled in during Span's brief absence.
Apr 8 - 6:13 PM

Denard Span (hip) struck out as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning of Friday's loss to the Padres.

Span had indicated before the game that his sore left hip was finally feeling better and the fact that he appeared in the game at all is a terrific sign moving forward. Expect him to return to the Giants starting lineup on Saturday.
Apr 8 - 8:30 AM

Denard Span (hip) remained out of the Giants' lineup Friday.

Manager Bruce Bochy had expressed hope that Span would be ready to go for this one, but he'll need one more day. Span said before the game that his sore left hip was feeling much better, so he should be back out there Saturday. Gorkys Hernandez is leading off Friday, while Joe Panik is batting leadoff. The Giants are also resting Buster Posey and Hunter Pence, as Nick Hundley is catching and Jarrett Parker is in right field, with Aaron Hill covering left.

Denard Span (hip) is not in the Giants' lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Diamondbacks.

Span was seen stretching on the field prior to the game and could be available off the bench. Manager Bruce Bochy had previously said he expected Span to return for Friday's series opener against the Padres. Gorkys Hernandez is getting another start in center field.
Apr 6 - 7:05 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that the hope is that Denard Span (hip) will be able to return to the lineup against the Padres on Friday.

Soreness in Span's left hip has kept him out of the lineup the past two days, but he said that his discomfort is already fading. He could be available as a bench option on Thursday. Assuming the soreness does not recur or deepen, this injury does not sound like one which will cost him any significant amount of time.
Apr 5 - 8:10 PM

Denard Span (hip) said that he doesn't believe his injury is serious.

Span has been scratched from the lineup each of the past two days due to left hip soreness, but said that that soreness has already begun to lessen. While he has not yet resumed taking part in baseball activities, the veteran outfielder said that his medical check on the hip did not draw alarm from doctors. Consider him day-to-day moving forward.
Apr 5 - 7:43 PM

Denard Span (hip) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Span was likewise kept out of action due to left hip soreness on Tuesday. The team hoped that he would be recovered enough to play on Wednesday, but no dice, no dice. Gorkys Hernandez will lead off and man center field in his place against the Diamondbacks. Span should be considered day-to-day moving forward, but this hip discomfort is worth keeping an eye on. The veteran outfielder underwent surgery on the left side of the hip in 2015.
Apr 5 - 5:50 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Denard Span (hip) is day-to-day.

Span is being held out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks because of soreness in his left hip, but Bochy is optimistic that the veteran outfielder will be ready to play Wednesday. Span had surgery on that side of his hip back in 2015. Gorkys Hernandez is starting in center field and batting leadoff on Tuesday night in Arizona. Daily Slant: With Span out of the lineup, Gorkys Hernandez becomes a viable punt play industry wide in a hitter friendly environment against Patrick Corbin, who allowed a .363 wOBA and 18 HRs to RH bats last season. Corbin allowed 12 of those 18 HRs in Arizona despite racking up slightly more innings on the road, so the Giants RH bats have plenty of power potential this evening.
Apr 4 - 7:44 PM

Denard Span is out of the Giants' starting lineup Tuesday because of a sore hip.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said it's a new injury for Span. Gorkys Hernandez will start in center field and bat leadoff Tuesday night against Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin.
Apr 4 - 6:18 PM

Denard Span crushed a two-run homer Wednesday in the Giants’ Cactus League win over the Brewers.

The two-run blast was his only hit of the afternoon. It was also Span’s first home run of the spring. The 33-year-old hasn’t brought his A game to Arizona, hitting just .189 with seven strikeouts in 37 Cactus League at-bats. Hopefully he’ll get going once the regular season starts.
Mar 22 - 8:13 PM

Denard Span will start in center field and bat leadoff for the Giants in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Cubs on Saturday.

Span sat out the first game of the series in favor of Gorkys Hernandez with left-hander Jon Lester on the bump for the Cubs. Here's how the Giants will attack Kyle Hendricks in Game 2: Span CF, Brandon Belt 1B, Buster Posey C, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Crawford SS, Angel Pagan LF, Conor Gillaspie 3B, Joe Panik 2B, Jeff Samardzija P.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 03:58:00 PM

Denard Span broke up Noah Syndergaard's no-hitter with a two-out single in the sixth inning of Wednesday's Wild Card Game win over the Mets.

Nobody on the Giants was seeing Syndergaard well, but Span reached base twice against him, drawing a walk in his first plate appearance and singling in his second. He attempted to steal after reaching first on both occasions. He was thrown out on the first attempt (though the replay was less-than-definitive) and was successful on the second. The veteran outfielder finished the game 1-for-4 at the dish. He will be back in action on Friday when the Giants begin their World Series quest proper against the Cubs in the NLDS.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 11:36:00 PM

Denard Span went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI as the Giants clinched a Wild Card berth by beating the Dodgers on Sunday.

His second inning triple plated two runs. He scored runs in the first, second and eighth innings. For the season he generated a .266 batting average with 11 homers, 53 RBI and 70 runs scored in 143 games. He added 12 stolen bases in 19 tries.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
3Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Aaron Hill
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Jarrett Parker
2Mac Williamson
3Chris Marrero
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Derek Law
4Cory Gearrin
5George Kontos
6Steven Okert
7Neil Ramirez
8Chris Stratton
9Will Smith