Denard Span
CF SF
11 hours ago

Span is out of the lineup for Wednesday's matinee, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Span will take a seat on the bench following his walk-off single in the bottom of the 14th inning during Tuesday's game against Colorado. In his place, Gorkys Hernandez will man center field and bat leadoff for the series finale.

Denard Span
CF SF
6 days ago

Span is out of the lineup for Thursday's series finale against Atlanta, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Span earns a day off after starting the past four games in center, including a 3-for-5 day with a triple and one run scored during Wednesday's contest. In his place, Gorkys Hernandez will get the start while batting eighth.

Denard Span
CF SF
1 week ago

Span reached base four times Sunday, going 1-for-2 with three walks and two stolen bases in a loss to the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder is all of a sudden showing the speed he was once known for, swiping three bags over his last four contests after failing to record one in the first 43 games of the season. The month of June has been kind to Span, as he now owns a .333 batting average to go with 10 runs over 16 games.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 weeks ago

Span will take a seat Saturday against the Rockies, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Span rides a hot streak into his day off, collecting two hits in each of his last three tilts including a home run Friday. He also stole a base Friday, but that was surprisingly his first theft of the season thus far. Gorkys Hernandez relieves him in center field Saturday as the Giants load up on right-handed bats against southpaw Kyle Freeland, but Span should return to the lineup for Sunday's contest.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 weeks ago

Span went 2-for-6 with his first stolen base of the season in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder has been showing life at the plate this month, batting .327 (18-for-55) in 13 June games. Despite his recent hot streak, Span's overall results have been disappointing this season. The 33-year-old is batting .261 with not much else in terms of counting stats to boost his value. The fact that it took Span 44 games to record his first steal shows how far he has fallen off from his days as a 20-plus stolen base threat.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 weeks ago

Span is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants will take advantage of Monday's scheduled off day by giving some of their regulars a more extended rest by keeping them on the bench Sunday, as Span will be joined in the dugout by Brandon Belt, Joe Panik (thumb) and Brandon Crawford. Gorkys Hernandez will replace Span in the center field and bat eighth.

Denard Span
CF SF
4 weeks ago

Span accounted for five of the Giants' 15 hits Friday against the Phillies, recording two doubles, an RBI and a trio of runs scored in a 10-0 win.

EDGE Analysis

Span's five-hit night came on the heels of an 0-for-12 stretch, and the strong performance brought his batting average back up to .260 on the year. While this was a step in the right direction for the veteran, his lack of power and complete absence of speed (zero steals) has limited his fantasy value significantly.

Denard Span
CF SF
1 month ago

Span is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Span is hitting just .174 (4-for-23) in six games since returning from a minor thumb injury, so he'll head to the bench as Gorkys Hernandez takes over in center field.

Denard Span
CF SF
1 month ago

Span (thumb) returned to the starting lineup and went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

This is now the second time in two weeks that the veteran outfielder has hit a homer in the first game returning from injury. In fact, all three of his long balls this season have come in those two weeks since returning from the disabled list. Span is worth an add if he was dropped due to his minor thumb injury, as he appears to be one of the select few Giants seeing the ball well these days.

Denard Span
CF SF
1 month ago

Span (thumb) will start in center field and lead off for the Giants in Wednesday's game against the Cubs, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Span had missed the previous two games with inflammation in his left thumb, but fortunately for the Giants, the injury-prone outfielder will be able to avoid another trip to the disabled list. Durability will likely remain a major concern for the 33-year-old over the remainder of the campaign, but when he's healthy enough to play, Span profiles as a decent source of batting average, runs and stolen bases.