Denard Span CF WSH 3 days ago

Span (hip) underwent successful surgery Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Denard Span CF WSH 6 days ago

Span has been officially diagnosed with a torn labrum in his left hip, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Denard Span CF WSH 7 days ago

Span (back/hip) will undergo surgery on his left hip Tuesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the season, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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Denard Span CF WSH 1 week ago

Washington Nationals outfielder Denard Span was activated from the disabled list after recovering from a back injury, and he is in the lineup Tuesday against the San Diego Padres, according to the team's official website. Span has not played since July 6 when he first experienced discomfort in his back, but he is back in the lineup after a six-game rehab assignment.

Denard Span CF WSH 2 weeks ago

Washington Nationals outfielder Denard Span is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday after recovering from a back injury, according to CSN Mid-Atlantic. Span is expected to start Tuesday against the San Diego Padres, likely pushing Michael Taylor back into a reserve role.

Denard Span CF WSH 3 weeks ago

Washington Nationals outfielder Denard Span has resumed light baseball activities as he works his way back from back spasms, according to the Washington Post. The team plans to gradually ramp up Span's baseball activity after the veteran outfielder suffered a setback last week, which left his availability for the remainder of the season in question. According to the report, Span has begun swinging a bat, running and throwing as part of his return to baseball activities. Although modest, Span's progression is encouraging following his self doubt over the weekend. “I’m gonna be honest with you right now, I’m just winging it,” Span said on Saturday. “I’m gonna be honest, I don’t have a game plan. Every day, I’m just gonna try to give it everything I’ve got when I come to the park. The biggest thing for me is just trying to stay positive. It’s been rough.”

Denard Span CF WSH 4 weeks ago

Washington Nationals outfielder Denard Span, who has not played since July 6 because of a back injury, took part in sprint drills Saturday after suffering a setback earlier this week, according to MASN sports. Span hoped to begin a rehab assignment this week, but the pain in his back resurfaced after he increased his activity level, leaving doubt as to whether he will play again this season. "I'm gonna be honest with you right now, I'm just winging it," Span told the Washington Post. "I'm gonna be honest, I don't have a game plan. Every day, I'm just gonna try to give it everything I've got when I come to the park. The biggest thing for me is just trying to stay positive. It's been rough." Span is expected to move his rehab to the club's spring training facility in Viera, Fla.

Denard Span CF WSH 1 month ago

Washington Nationals outfielder Denard Span will participate in some light work Monday while recovering from a back injury, according to the Washington Post. Span is progressing slowly since being placed on the disabled list with the issue in early July, as he took swings off a tee for the first time Saturday, and said he will need to see how his body responds to unrestricted activity before discussing a timetable for return. “I think once we start progressing with the hitting and the sprinting and just going at a level where I need to play at and seeing how my body recovers,” Span said. “Swinging hard and sprinting hard, then seeing how I feel the next day. See if my back locks up on me again, if I still have these aches and pains. I think if I can do those things and I feel good, then I’m ready to come back.” Span will likely need to go on a rehab assignment before coming back to the big club.

Denard Span CF WSH 2 months ago

Span's exam revealed no structural damage in his back, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

Span and the Nats finally received some clarity on the back issue, and fortunately, it's not as bad as they had feared. Doctors have recommended some news exercises that should help, and there's optimism Span may not need more than the minimum 15 days required by his DL stint.

Denard Span CF WSH 2 months ago

Span (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday.

Span was expected to move to the disabled list, and now the move has been made official. With the All-Star break on tap, he will reduce the amount of games missed, and will be eligible to return July 23. The Nationals recalled Wilmer Difo to replace him on the 25-man roster.