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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
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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

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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

Denard Span is again out of the Giants starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

Span took a seat against Rich Hill on Friday and will continue to ride the pine against tougher left-hander Clayton Kershaw on Saturday. Once again, Gorkys Hernandez is leading off and starting in center field.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 02:06:00 PM

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

With tough left-hander Rich Hill on the mound for the Dodgers, Span will take a seat in favor of Gorkys Hernandez. It doesn't get any easier with Clayton Kershaw on tap for Saturday, so it's possible he sits that one out as well.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 06:21:00 PM

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.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 06:49:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 07:54:00 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.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 05:21:00 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.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 08:13:00 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.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 01:47:00 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.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 12:59:00 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.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 02:39:00 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.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 10:39:00 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.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 01:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
3Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Aaron Hill
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Jimmy Rollins
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
3Gordon Beckham
4Jae-gyun Hwang
LF1Jarrett Parker
2Mac Williamson
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
3Slade Heathcott
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Albert Suarez
7Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Will Smith
4Derek Law
5Steven Okert
6Cory Gearrin
7George Kontos
8Josh Osich
9Bryan Morris
10Neil Ramirez
11Jose Dominguez
12Michael Roth
13Matt Reynolds