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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 is not in the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Braves.
The Giants are stacking their lineup with right-handed batters with lefty Jaime Garcia on the mound for Atlanta. Gorkys Hernandez will man center field and bat eighth. Span has actually hit better against left-handers than righties this year (.295 vs. LHP, .268 vs. RHP), but the matchup against Garcia was a good excuse to give him a rare night off. Jun 22 - 7:21 PM

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Denard Span went 3-for-5 and scored a run in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

He tripled in the eighth inning and scored on a wild pitch by Arodys Vizcaino. The veteran outfielder is getting a lot of playing time this year but has not been able to convert that into much fantasy value. He has a .274 batting average with four homers, 14 RBI and three stolen bases in 212 plate appearances.
Jun 22 - 1:42 AM

Denard Span went 5-for-6 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored on Friday, leading the Giants in a 10-0 thrashing of the Phillies.

Span also drove in a run with a run-scoring single in the sixth inning. While he's off to a slow start at the plate this season, he certainly did his job as a table-setter in this one. Span is now slashing .260/.299/.417 on the season, though he's still searching for his first stolen base.
Jun 2 - 10:17 PM

Denard Span (hand) went 1-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in his return to the Giants' lineup Wednesday.

Span missed a couple of games due to inflammation in his left hand. It was never a major concern. The veteran outfielder is batting .255/.291/.418 with nine RBI and nine runs scored in 24 games this season for San Francisco.
May 25 - 8:55 AM

Denard Span (hand) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.

Span sat out the past two games due to inflammation in his left hand. No structural damage, though, and he will leadoff on Wednesday. Kyle Hendricks and Matt Moore will toe the rubber for the Cubs and Giants, respectively, in this one.
May 24 - 4:16 PM

Denard Span (hand) said he expects to return to the Giants' starting lineup Wednesday.

Span was held out again on Tuesday with inflammation in his left hand, but tests turned up negative for any major structural damage and he told reporters that he's feeling much better. The veteran center fielder has batted just .258/.296/.398 in 23 games this season for San Francisco.
May 23 - 10:54 PM

Denard Span is not in the Giants' lineup Monday due to an inflamed and bruised left hand.

The problem evidently developed due to Span being repeatedly jammed at the plate. At this point, there are no plans for him to undergo an X-ray, but Span can't grip a bat without pain and could sit out a few days. Gorkys Hernandez is in center field and Joe Panik is leading off Monday.
May 22 - 4:22 PM

Denard Span went 4-for-5 with a double and a solo home run in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Reds.

Fresh off the disabled list, Span looked pretty well recovered from his shoulder sprain on Thursday. He cracked a solo home run off Bronson Arroyo in the fifth inning. He also nearly helped to spark a two-out comeback with the Giants trailing 3-2 in the ninth inning, when he singled off Raisel Iglesias to put runners on first and third. Brandon Belt then flew out to end the game. For the season as a whole, Span is hitting .255/.293/.400 across 55 at-bats. The 33-year-old outfielder no longer holds any real fantasy value.
May 12 - 1:14 AM

Giants activated OF Denard Span from the 10-day disabled list.

He'll draw the start in center field and bat leadoff Thursday against Reds veteran Bronson Arroyo. Span missed about three weeks with a shoulder sprain he suffered while crashing into the outfield wall. He's hit just .200 this year but is in a great spot Thursday against Arroyo, who is on his last leg.
May 11 - 7:17 PM

Denard Span (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Thursday against the Reds.

Brandon Crawford (groin) will also be activated on Thursday night. Span went 2-for-6 during a two-game rehab stint with High-A San Jose. He missed a little under three weeks with a sprained right shoulder.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Giants are arguably the most appealing team target outside of Coors field tonight, as they'll take on the ancient Bronson Arroyo who has some potentially misleading numbers to start the season. He hasn't been good - he's allowed seven HRs and 22 ERs in just over 30 IP - but he's been rather lucky, holding lefties to a .269 wOBA on the back of a .184 BABIP. Considering he's allowing plenty of hard contact (20.0 Hd-Sft%) and isn't keeping the ball on the ground, he's going to struggle even more as the season wears on. Bats from both sides of the plate are squarely in play across all formats.
May 11 - 5:19 PM

Denard Span (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A San Jose on Tuesday.

It sounds like he'll probably be activated later this week if all goes well. Giants manager Bruce Bochy plans to put Span back in the leadoff spot once activated, with Jon Panik likely moving to the No. 2 spot and Brandon Belt sliding down to the middle of the order.
May 8 - 5:54 PM

There remains no timetable for Denard Span's (shoulder) return.

An MRI on Span's sprained right shoulder didn't reveal anything overly serious, but he's already missed over a week of action and it doesn't appear he's close to resuming baseball activities. Drew Stubbs and Gorkys Hernandez have been handling center field for San Francisco.
May 1 - 8:48 PM

Denard Span (shoulder) said his MRI showed "nothing alarming."

Team doctors will convene with a radiologist on Friday just to make sure they see the same thing. Span is now hoping to be back within a couple of weeks. In the mean time, Gorkys Hernandez will continue to split reps with Drew Stubbs in center field.
Apr 27 - 7:50 PM

Denard Span has been sent for more tests on his sprained right shoulder.

And manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged Thursday that Span is going to need more than 10 days on the disabled list. Gorkys Hernandez and Drew Stubbs are splitting time in center field for San Francisco.
Apr 27 - 2:48 PM

Giants placed OF Denard Span on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right shoulder.

He hasn't played since crashing into the outfield wall on Saturday and obviously the Giants felt he needed a few more days. Span's stint on the disabled list will likely be a short one. Drew Stubbs and Gorkys Hernandez will share time in center field during his absence.
Apr 26 - 6:28 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Aaron Hill
3Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Cory Gearrin
4George Kontos
5Bryan Morris
6Josh Osich
7Sam Dyson
8Kyle Crick
9Will Smith