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Denard Span

#2, CF, Washington
Denard Span
  • Height:
    6-0
  • Weight:
    208
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    February 27, 1984
  • Birth Place:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2002 1ˢᵗ round (20ᵗʰ pick) by the Minnesota Twins
  • AVG
    .301
  • HR
    5
  • RBI
    22
  • R
    38


Player Notes
Denard Span will be out 4-to-6 months with a torn labrum.

Advice: Span's surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. He should be fully healed by spring training. The 31-year-old remains a solid leadoff hitter when healthy and should be one of the more coveted outfielders in free agency this winter. Bryce Harper and Michael Taylor have filled in at center field during his absence.

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Sat, Aug 29 Rotoworld
Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed Friday that Denard Span will undergo season-ending surgery on his left hip next Tuesday.

Advice: He also revealed that it will be to repair Span's labrum, which has been bothering the outfielder for a while. The Nats think the hip issue is connected to the core and back problems Span was plagued by this season. It's a really tough break for Span, as he's slated to hit free agency in a couple months. The timetable for his recovery should be known after Tuesday's procedure.

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Fri, Aug 28 Rotoworld
MLB.com's William Ladson reports that Denard Span will have season-ending surgery on his left hip on Tuesday.

Advice: Span has just never been fully healthy all season. He had his first core muscle surgery last December, came back too soon and then required a second procedure in March. He then made a quick recovery from that to return in mid-April, but he then dealt with back and more recently hip issues for the bulk of the campaign. The type of operation he'll have Tuesday isn't known yet, but hopefully it will finally nip is health issues in the bud. Span's Nationals career could be over, as he's slated for free agency this winter. The Nats will go with Michael Taylor in center field for the rest of the season, assuming his knee injury is minor as expected.

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Fri, Aug 28 Rotoworld
Nationals placed OF Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list with left hip inflammation.

Advice: The hip issue is related to the core and back issues that have sidelined Span already this season. At this point, there is fear in the Nationals organization that the oft-injured outfielder will not make it back at all this season. Michael Taylor will continue to fill in center field in his stead.

Thu, Aug 27 Rotoworld
Denard Span is out of Thursday's lineup for the Nationals due to back soreness.

Advice: It doesn't sound like a major concern, but the Nationals will have to manage him down the stretch. Michael Taylor is starting in center field against the Padres.

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Thu, Aug 27 Rotoworld
Denard Span is out of the Nationals' lineup Thursday.

Advice: It's just a day of rest for the veteran outfielder, who returned earlier this week from a bad back injury. Michael Taylor is starting in center field against the Padres.

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Thu, Aug 27 Rotoworld
Nationals activated OF Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list.

Advice: Span has been sidelined since July 6 with a nagging back injury, but he showed enough over six rehab games to convince the Nationals that he's ready to go. He's batting leadoff in his return Tuesday against the Padres. The veteran outfielder has played well when healthy this season, but he's only appeared in 59 games.

Tue, Aug 25 Rotoworld
Denard Span (back) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Advice: Span was 7-for-17 (.412) with a home run, three walks and three runs scored in six rehab games with High-A Potomac. The veteran outfielder has dealt with a nagging back injury since June but is feeling well enough to give it a go again. He's hit .304/.367/.430 with five homers and 11 steals in 59 games this season.

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Mon, Aug 24 Rotoworld
Denard Span (back) went 1-for-3 in his sixth minor league rehab game Sunday with Double-A Harrisburg.

Advice: Span is 7-for-17 (.412) with a home run, three walks, and three runs scored since beginning his rehab with High-A Potomac last week. The center fielder could be added back to the Nationals' active roster as early as Tuesday and is capable of providing significant fantasy production down the stretch. Span owns a .304/.367/.430 slash line with five homers, 37 runs, 15 doubles, and 11 steals in 59 games this season.

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Mon, Aug 24 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Monday, August 31

Head-to-head vs. St. Louis

Head-to-head vs. St. Louis
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. StL 16 67 5 13 0 0 0 2 3 3 1 1 .194 .225 .194 .419
Away (this year) 30 121 22 45 10 0 5 18 15 13 9 0 .372 .439 .579 1.017
Night (this year) 40 162 25 50 11 0 4 16 16 17 6 0 .309 .370 .451 .821
Last game vs. StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Career vs. John Lackey 10 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .200 .429 .200 .629
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug 26 SD L 5-6 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .365 .431 .796
Aug 25 SD W 8-3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .299 .364 .423 .788
Jul 6 Cin L 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .367 .430 .798
Jul 5 SF W 3-1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .305 .369 .432 .801
Jul 3 SF W 2-1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .310 .375 .440 .814
Jul 2 @Atl L 1-2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 .310 .373 .441 .814
Jul 1 @Atl L 1-4 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .310 .371 .442 .813
Jun 30 @Atl W 6-1 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .308 .364 .442 .806
Jun 28 @Phi W 3-2 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .305 .360 .441 .800
Jun 26 @Phi W 5-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .354 .435 .790
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 Min 93 347 70 102 16 7 6 47 50 60 18 7 .294 .387 .432 .819
2009 Min 145 578 97 180 16 10 8 68 70 89 23 10 .311 .392 .415 .807
2010 Min 153 629 85 166 24 10 3 58 60 74 26 4 .264 .331 .348 .679
2011 Min 70 284 37 75 11 5 2 16 27 36 6 1 .264 .328 .359 .687
2012 Min 128 516 71 146 38 4 4 41 47 62 17 6 .283 .342 .395 .738
2013 Was 153 610 75 170 28 11 4 47 42 77 20 6 .279 .327 .380 .707
2014 Was 147 610 94 184 39 8 5 37 50 65 31 7 .302 .355 .416 .771
2015 Was 61 246 38 74 17 0 5 22 25 26 11 0 .301 .365 .431 .796
Totals 950 3820 567 1097 189 55 37 336 371 489 152 41 .287 .352 .395 .747
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2008 Min 85 RF 77 686 192 200 5 3 2 .985
2008 Min 19 CF 13 116 34 36 1 1 0 .972
2009 Min 84 CF 75 587 179 181 1 1 1 .994
2009 Min 74 LF 45 438 115 120 3 2 0 .983
2009 Min 39 RF 23 242 56 60 2 2 1 .967
2010 Min 153 CF 151 1349 407 416 5 4 3 .990
2011 Min 67 CF 67 585 206 208 1 1 0 .995
2012 Min 125 CF 122 1073 339 349 6 4 3 .989
2013 Was 153 CF 145 1300 379 384 5 0 1 1.000
2014 Was 147 CF 144 1302 377 388 7 4 3 .990
2015 Was 61 CF 61 523 149 153 3 1 3 .993
Totals 1007 CF 923 8205 2433 2495 39 23 17 .991