Denard Span CF WAS 3 days ago

Span went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Span's eighth-inning long ball was the go-head run at the time, but the lead was relinquished after an impressive Kris Bryant homer in the bottom of the frame. The 31-year-old Span has provided the Nationals with an offensive spark after starting the year on the disabled list, slashing .322/.359/.537 over his first 121 at-bats. The power aspect of his game (five homers) has been especially impressive, as Span has never eclipsed eight four-baggers in any of his previous seven Major League seasons.

Denard Span CF WAS 2 weeks ago

Span is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Span will get the day off after making six straight starts, giving way to Michael Taylor, who will bat leadoff and man center field. If needed, Span should be available for a pinch-hit appearance.

Denard Span CF WAS 2 weeks ago

Span went 2-for-5 Thursday with his third steal of the season.

That's four straight multi-hit games for Span, who's boosted his slash line on the season to .321/.376/.524 and appears to be finding his legs again after missing the beginning of the year due to core muscle surgery in March.

Denard Span CF WAS 3 weeks ago

Span is back in the lineup Monday night against the Diamondbacks, Mark Zuckerman of CSN reports.

Span was given the day off Sunday after making six straight starts in center field, but he's back in his usual spot Monday night as Michael Taylor shifts back to the bench.

Denard Span CF WAS 3 weeks ago

Span is not in the lineup Sunday against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Span has made six straight starts in center field for the Nationals, but manager Matt Williams decided it was time to award Michael Taylor a few at-bats Sunday, and he'll get the start instead. Span is just 2-for-13 in his career against Sunday's starter, left-hander Alex Wood, so the move makes sense from a matchup standpoint.

Denard Span CF WAS 4 weeks ago

Span (abdomen) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Mets, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Span has been experiencing some soreness in his core of late, preventing him from playing in the Nationals' previous two games. It appears the couple days of rest were sufficient time off for Span, who will replace Michael Taylor in center field and man the leadoff spot Sunday. Span is batting .302 with two homers, seven RBI, and a stolen base over 10 games this season.

Denard Span CF WAS 4 weeks ago

Span (abdomen) is expected back in the Nationals' lineup Sunday, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

He will miss his second game in a row Saturday with the abdomen injury and was replaced in center field by Michael Taylor. Make sure to confirm Span's status before deploying him Sunday, but it sounds like he'll be back for the series finale against the Mets.

Denard Span CF WAS 4 weeks ago

Span (abdomen) is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mets, Dan Koko of MASN Sports reports.

Span left Thursday's game due to abdominal soreness, and will miss at least two games due to the issue. Michael A. Taylor will start in his place, but it doesn't appear as though Span's injury is considered serious, so he remains day-to-day at this point.

Denard Span CF WAS 1 month ago

Span (abdomen) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mets.

Span left in the sixth inning of Thursday's game due to the injury and will not play Friday. He could miss at least one more game, as well. In the meantime Micheal Taylor will replace Span in center field, and will hit leadoff Friday.

Denard Span CF WAS 1 month ago

Span is suffering from abdominal soreness and could miss a couple games, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

Span departed Thursday's game in the sixth inning due to the injury, and it sounds as though it could cost him multiple games as well. His absence will likely lead to Michael A. Taylor taking over in center field over the next couple days, but it doesn't sound as though a stint on the disabled list will be required.