Denard Span
CF SF
3 days ago

Span is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Span has not received a day off since July 6, so he will get a chance to rest during Thursday's afternoon affair with the Reds. Gregor Blanco will start in center field and lead off in his place. Span is slashing .276/.323/.310 with one steal in 58 at-bats this month.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 weeks ago

Span went 0-for-3 with a pair of walks and his ninth stolen base of the season in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Despite failing to get a hit, Span was actually one of the Giants' more-productive batters on a day where the team only amassed two hits. He will need to improve his batting average (.248) and his career-low slugging percentage (.339) in the second half to earn the mixed league value he had over the past couple of seasons.

Denard Span
CF SF
3 weeks ago

Span (neck) returned to the starting lineup Friday, going 0-for-5 in a win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

It was surprising that the Giants opted to bring Span back just three games before the All-Star break, and even more surprising that they elected to start him against a lefty. He must have felt completely healthy, which is a good sign for those who own him in fantasy. Span has been a mild disappointment with his new club, slashing just .249/.330/.346 in the first half of the season. If it weren't for the fact that he bats atop the Giants' lineup, it would be tough rostering him in all but the deepest leagues.

Denard Span
CF SF
3 weeks ago

Span (neck) is back in the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

The neck issue cost Span a full week, but the team's decision to hold of a DL stint paid off as Span has been cleared for the final series before the break. Span will return to his normal spots in center field and atop the batting order against lefty Patrick Corbin. The 32-year-old struggled throughout June (.590 OPS) and he's on pace to finish with just 15 steals this season. He swiped a career-high 31 bags in 2014.

Denard Span
CF SF
3 weeks ago

Span (neck) could return to the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

A stint on the 15-day DL was looking increasingly for Span, who will miss his fifth straight start Tuesday as a result of a neck injury, but manager Bruce Bochy is holding out hope that his center fielder will be ready to go following Thursday's team off day. The team will likely be forced to make a move if he still isn't ready by Friday, but with a backdated stint, Span would be eligible to return July 16.

Denard Span
CF SF
3 weeks ago

Span (neck) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

A roster move was did not accompany Tuesday's lineup, but Span's chances of avoiding the DL are growing slimmer with each passing day. He was reportedly treated with a pain-killing injection in his neck over the weekend. With a possible retroactive date of June 1, Span would be eligible to return a day after play resumes following the intermission (July 16) if the Giants do indeed deactivate him.

Denard Span
CF SF
4 weeks ago

Span (neck) had an injection and might be headed to the DL, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

An official move could come prior to Monday's game, as the Giants may opt to place Span on the DL with the activation of Sergio Romo. In Span's absence, Gregor Blanco and Grant Green will likely see additional playing time in center field.

Denard Span
CF SF
4 weeks ago

Span (neck) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants are awaiting Span's MRI results, which should paint a clearer picture regarding whether or not the center fielder will require a DL stint. In the meantime, Angel Pagan will bat leadoff and start in center after he was given the day off Sunday. Span hasn't seen the field since he was scratched from Friday's lineup, and at this point, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Giants take a conservative approach and rest the veteran through the All-Star break.

Denard Span
CF SF
4 weeks ago

Span (neck) was sent for an MRI on Sunday morning, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to freelance writer Andrew Baggarly, Span will also be held out of Sunday's lineup, effectively missing his third straight contest. Span has had ongoing neck issues throughout his career, and it appears they have resurfaced following his attempt to evade a high pitch in the previous series against Oakland. Until the results are disclosed and more information is known, look for Gregor Blanco to see regular starts in center field.

Denard Span
CF SF
4 weeks ago

Span (neck) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gregor Blanco will be afforded another opportunity to lead off with Span still dealing with a bout of neck soreness. Span is coming off his worst month of the season in June (.590 OPS) and there was a suggestion that he dealt with a similar neck issue earlier this season, but the team has not given any indication that the 32-year-old is in immediate danger of landing on the DL.