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Denard Span (concussion) could return from the concussion disabled list on Saturday.
Span first has to make it through rehab games on Thursday and Friday. He was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list April 12 after a collision with Braves infielder Dan Uggla. All reports so far have been good.
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Nationals manager Matt Williams said Tuesday that Denard Span (concussion) could play in a couple rehab games by the end of the week.
Span took batting practice for the second straight day Tuesday and is progressively feeling better. He took the ImPACT concussion test Tuesday and scored higher than when he took the test back in 2008. He could return to Washington on Wednesday to be examined by team doctors, at which point he could be cleared for rehab games. It's sounding like Span could be activated when first eligible or shortly after.
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Denard Span (concussion) took batting practice in the cage Monday.
The plan calls for him to rest for a bit before taking BP on the field. He'll then rest again before seeing the team doctor. The Nationals will obviously be cautious given his history, but the hope is that he won't have to miss significant time.
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Denard Span (concussion) hopes to take batting practice on Monday.
Span was placed on the concussion disabled list Saturday but was feeling much better Sunday. The Nationals will be cautious with his concussion history, but the outfielder insists that this concussion isn't nearly as bad as the one he suffered back in 2011.
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Nationals placed OF Denard Span on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Span suffered the injury Friday in a collision with Braves second baseman Dan Uggla. He's out indefinitely. Steven Souza Jr. was called up in a corresponding move.
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Denard Span is not in the Nationals' lineup Thursday.
Nate McLouth will lead off and play center field in Washington's series-finale against the Marlins. Span, who's 7-for-29 (.241), is merely getting a day of rest.
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Denard Span went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a walk, and a run scored Thursday against the Mets.
It was a big series for Span, who went 5-for-12 (.417) with three doubles, one triple, three RBI, and three runs scored during the three-game sweep. The 30-year-old doesn't provide much punch, but he should score plenty of runs atop Washington's lineup and offers the potential for 20-plus stolen bases.
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Denard Span went 2-for-3 and stole a couple of bases Saturday as the Nationals outlasted the Braves 16-15.
The Nats won despite being outhit 25 to 12. Had it been a regular-season game, the Braves would have been the first team since 1922 to collect 25 hits (in nine innings) and lose. Oddly enough, all 31 runs came in the third-through-sixth innings. Both starters, Julio Teheran and Jordan Zimmermann, were clean through the first two frames. The middle guys weren't so lucky, but then order was restored in the seventh.
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Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals are not considering trading Denard Span.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported over the weekend that the Nationals were willing to listen to offers, but Kilgore hears that they "have neither made nor received a call from another team" regarding Span. On a related note, he also hears that they do not have interest in signing free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, a possibility that was also suggested by Heyman.
Denard Span CF WAS 5 Months
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Nationals are willing to listen to trade offers for outfielder Denard Span.
The 29-year-old outfielder, who is set to earn $6.5 million in 2014 with the team holding a $9 million option for 2015, is coming off a season where he slashed .279/.327/.380 with four homers, 47 RBI and 20 swipes while playing Gold Glove caliber defense. The potential reasoning behind their listening to offers, is that the Nats are reportedly interested in free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, which would make Span expendable.