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Denard Span | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Denard Span went 2-for-4 with a stolen base Friday against the Phillies.
The rest of the Nationals' lineup managed just four hits on the night. Span has now hit safely in nine straight games and is slashing .270/.317/.388 on the year. He's 15-for-17 in stolen bases attempts and ranks inside the top-20 in the NL 53 runs scored. Jul 11 - 10:17 PM

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Denard Span finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in a 2-1 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

Span led off the bottom of the first inning with a double and scored the first run, and he also doubled and scored in the eighth inning. The runs scored gave him 52 runs on the year, as he's among the National League leaders in the category. Span is batting .268/.316/.393 atop the Nats batting order this season.
Jul 6 - 6:12 PM

Denard Span went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a win over the Braves on Sunday.

Span continues to rake amidst a six-game hitting streak. In that span -- no pun intended -- Span is 10-for-25 (.400) with four doubles, three RBI, three runs scored and three stolen bases. The good week has his season numbers up to .274/.318/.402 with 12 steals.
Jun 22 - 4:47 PM

Denard Span went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two stolen bases in Wednesday's win over the Astros.

Span busted out of a five-game hitless streak on Tuesday with two hits, and added another two on Wednesday. His sixth-inning RBI double brought the Nationals to within 4-3 and would prove to be crucial in the coming innings. Span is slashing .269/.313/.386 with 12 stolen bases in 14 attempts on the season.
Jun 18 - 10:56 PM

Denard Span went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in his return to action Tuesday.

Span missed Sunday's game with a stiff back, but he only needed Monday's off day to recuperate. The Nationals' leadoff man sports a .265/.308/.381 batting line this season.
Jun 18 - 4:30 AM

Denard Span said after Sunday's game that he expects to return to the Nationals starting lineup on Tuesday.

Span was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a stiff back, but indicated that he didn't believe it was a serious issue. It looks like he can safely be trusted in fantasy lineups for next week.
Jun 15 - 5:29 PM

Denard Span was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a stiff back.

Span is available off the bench, so the ailment can safely be considered day-to-day. Nate McLouth is handling center field Sunday.
Jun 15 - 1:41 PM

Denard Span was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to an undisclosed injury.

Nate McLouth is now in center field. The Nationals should provide an update on Span's status shortly.
Jun 15 - 1:31 PM

Denard Span finished 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a triple and a pair of runs scored in Monday's win over the Giants.

Span was batting a meager .236 on May 18, but he's been red hot since, collecting 11 multi-hit games to raise his average to .282. He's doubled seven times in eight June games, scoring nine runs this month. Span only has one homer, but he might salvage a mixed league worthy campaign yet; he's on pace for 24 steals and 102 runs.
Jun 10 - 1:49 AM

Denard Span went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a pair of RBI in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

That's three consecutive multi-hit games for Span, who continues to swing the bat well. He has 15 multi-hit games in his last 29 games, and has bumped the slash line up to .284/.326/.395. He has stolen eight bases and touched home plate 34 times now.
Jun 5 - 12:10 AM

Denard Span went 3-for-5 and scored three runs in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

Span continues to hit. Tuesday's effort marked his fourth multi-hit game in his last five games and his 14th in his last 28 games dating back to the start of May. Span got off to an awful start to the season but has rebounded nicely, now slashing .281/.324/.386 with eight stolen bases.
Jun 3 - 9:58 PM

Denard Span went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and two runs scored in the Nationals' 5-2 win over the Pirates on Sunday.

Span opened the game with a double and scored on a wild pitch later in the inning. He later stole his seventh base of the season and scored on an Anthony Rendon triple. The outfielder is still hitting just .264, but Sunday's multi-hit game was his fifth in his last seven games. He's coming around quickly.
May 25 - 5:24 PM

Denard Span followed up Tuesday's 5-for-5 game by going 2-for-4 with his first homer of the season Wednesday against the Reds.

Unfortunately, Span's leadoff homer off Alfredo Simon turned out to be the Nationals' only run of the game. Span's other hit came on a liner to center that was originally ruled a catch for Billy Hamilton. However, it was clearly a trap and was overturned on replay.
May 21 - 8:11 PM

Denard Span went 5-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a pair of RBI, a pair of runs scored, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

It was the third five-hit game of Span's career, and his first since August 8, 2009 as a member of the Twins. While Tuesday's effort marked his seventh multi-hit game out of 17 May games, the month hasn't been too kind to the slumping center fielder. Span is still slashing a disappointing .263/.308/.363 with six stolen bases on the season.
May 20 - 10:28 PM

Denard Span went 2-for-4 in Sunday's shutout loss against the Phillies.

The Nats had just five hits on the afternoon against Roberto Hernandez and the Phillies bullpen, with Span's two leading the way. None of the team's five hits went for extra bases. Span has struggled through the season's first month, batting .232 with a .287 on-base percentage as the team's leadoff hitter.
May 4 - 8:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Adam LaRoche
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
3Eury Perez
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Aaron Barrett
8Xavier Cedeno
9Ross Ohlendorf
10Erik Davis