Nationals Journal: denard span


Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/19/2014

Denard Span returns from concussion

The outfielder is back after missing seven days recovering from a concussion.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:38 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Denard Span plays second rehab game, expected back Saturday

Denard Span played three innings in center field for Hagerstown on Friday as he recovers from a concussion.

By James Wagner  |  09:38 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Denard Span ready for return from concussion after successful rehab game

Denard Span expects to come off the seven-day DL on Saturday after a successful rehab game.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:35 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Denard Span to begin rehab assignment at Class A Hagerstown

The outfielder hopes to return from his concussion on Saturday.

By James Wagner  |  12:57 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Rehab plans for Denard Span and Doug Fister

Denard Span could begin rehab games on Thursday and return to the Nationals as soon as Saturday.

By James Wagner  |  07:40 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Denard Span improving, hopes to play rehab games by end of week

The outfielder said he feels even better than Monday and hopes to be ready to return by Saturday.

By James Wagner  |  07:01 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Denard Span on concussion: ‘I definitely don’t feel as bad as I did years ago’

The center fielder will rest again on Sunday and will be evaluated Monday after physical activity.

By James Wagner  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Denard Span lands on 7-day concussion DL, Steven Souza Jr. called up

The center fielder is suffering from mild concussion symptoms after a collision on Friday.

By James Wagner  |  08:24 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Denard Span confident he can continue strong ’13 finish

Entering the final guaranteed season of his contract with the Nationals, Denard Span says he would like to remain in Washington.

By James Wagner  |  03:02 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Mike Rizzo: No trade offers for Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard

The Nationals general manager says the interest in both relievers has been informal.

By James Wagner  |  06:03 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullpen, denard span, Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Denard Span wins Wilson defensive player of the year award for Nationals

The center fielder is honored as the Nationals’ best defender in 2013.

By James Wagner  |  02:36 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:54 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Ian Desmond, Denard Span lose bids for Gold Glove awards

Both Nationals players finish as finalists, losing the awards to Andrelton Simmons and Carlos Gomez, respectively.

By James Wagner  |  09:54 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Ian Desmond, Denard Span named Gold Glove award finalists

Winners for the award will be announced on Tuesday.

By James Wagner  |  11:35 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Mathematically eliminated, the Nationals are still playing their regulars

Davey Johnson wants to make the Cardinals have to earn their NL Central title.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:04 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, denard span, playing out the string, Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:42 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Denard Span’s hitting streak snapped at 29 games

The center fielder’s hitting streak, the longest in the majors in two seasons, comes to an end.

By James Wagner  |  12:42 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 09/18/2013

During hitting streak, Denard Span stealing more bases

He has a 28-game hitting streak and has stolen seven bases in that span.

By James Wagner  |  07:50 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:29 PM ET, 09/12/2013

‘Catalyst’ Denard Span extends hitting streak to 23 games

Denard Span’s teammates have reveled in -- and benefited from -- his 23-game hitting streak.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:29 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Denard Span’s hitting streak leads to his ‘best season’

Denard Span has had better statistical seasons, but none have meant more to him than this one.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:14 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Denard Span day-to-day with groin tightness

Denard Span isn't sure whether he'll be able to play Saturday night after his groin tightened up Friday.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:10 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Denard Span turning his season around with hitting streak

Denard Span has finally adjusted to his new home and shown the Nationals what he's capable of.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:57 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 08/25/2013

Bryce Harper homers with a sore foot, and Denard Span takes his mom's advice

Bryce Harper stayed in after he fouled a ball off his foot, and Denard Span took advantage of a first pitch thanks to a text from his mom.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:32 PM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 08/09/2013

The work of hitting coach Rick Schu

Schu talks approach with players, opposing pitchers and provides lighthearted coaching in an effort to spark an offense.

By James Wagner  |  12:59 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 08/03/2013

Denard Span rides hot streak back to the leadoff spot

Davey Johnson moved Denard Span back to the top of the Nationals' lineup, the place Span prefers.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:26 PM ET, 08/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 08/03/2013

Tonight's Nationals-Brewers lineups

Denard Span returns to the leadoff spot after a recent hot streak.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:38 PM ET, 08/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 07/28/2013

Nationals-Mets lineups: Denard Span's new-found aggressiveness

Denard Span has discovered aggressiveness hitting seventh in the lineup.

By James Wagner  |  12:34 PM ET, 07/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 06/26/2013

How Denard Span makes up for 'average' arm strength

Denard Span knows he has an "average" arm, but he also knows how to make up for it.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:52 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Denard Span's bruised foot improves, returns to lineup

The Nationals center fielder returns to the lineup after missing one game with a deep bruise in his lead foot.

By James Wagner  |  06:36 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Denard Span returns; Nationals-Phillies lineups

The Nats outfielder returns two days after fouling a ball off his foot for the third time this season.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  04:23 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Why Denard Span keeps fouling balls off his foot

Denard Span believes a swing gone astray is the reason he keeps fouling pitches off his right foot.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:11 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Denard Span: 'Not where I want to be' yet with Nationals

He began the season getting on base often -- but has struggled recently. The leadoff hitter's on-base percentage is .312.

By James Wagner  |  12:19 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:37 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Denard Span fouls ball off right foot again, snaps slump

Span says he will evaluate how he feels Monday morning before deciding if he needs to rest his sore foot.

By James Wagner  |  04:37 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 PM ET, 06/08/2013

X-rays negative for Denard Span, Tyler Clippard; Chris Marrero called up

Denard Span hopes to play against his former team tomorrow, but he may have to sit after fouling a ball off his foot.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:09 PM ET, 06/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Davey Johnson goes unconventional against Clayton Kershaw

With Clayton Kershaw on the mound, Davey Johnson sat Denard Span and gave Eury Perez the first start of his career.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:42 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 05/04/2013

Denard Span 'day to day' with a bruised ankle

Denard Span received treatment this morning for a sore, swollen ankle, and he may miss tomorrow's game, too.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:54 PM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Denard Span saves the Nationals twice with his defense

Denard Span's two sensational plays helped preserve the Nationals' victory over the Reds.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:21 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Harper returns to lineup; Span, Espinosa still out

Harper returned to the lineup Wednesday, but Espinosa (wrist) and Span (flu) were held out although they're improving.

By James Wagner  |  07:30 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Danny Espinosa, denard span

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Bryce Harper, Denard Span still sick but Davey Johnson hopes for Wednesday returns

Davey Johnson hopes that both outfielders can return on Wednesday but, based on his description of both players' flu, it seemed almost unlikely.

By James Wagner  |  01:00 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Bryce Harper, Denard Span out while battling the flu

With both players sick, the Nationals are down to few extra position players.

By James Wagner  |  06:53 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Span-Morse tradeoff has another level

The Nationals welcomed back a $2 million arm when they received Cole as the key part of their return in the Morse deal.

By Lacy Lusk  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.J. Cole, denard span, michael morse, Minor League Report

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Denard Span tries to be most selective at the start

Denard Span tries to be most selective to at the start

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:22 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Denard Span learning when, and how, to steal bases

New leadoff hitter Denard Span is learning more about the nuance and technique of stealing bases than at any point in his career.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:34 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Denard Span and Ben Revere, from friends to friendly 'enemies'

The two outfielders and buddies played together from 2010 to 2012 in Minnesota and, by fate, wound up in the same division. A look at how their dynamic changes.

By James Wagner  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Jayson Werth to hit second, Bryce Harper third in Davey Johnson's ideal lineup

The Nationals' manager implies that his ideal lineup has Werth at two and Harper hitting behind him.

By James Wagner  |  02:19 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, davey johnson, denard span, Jayson Werth, Lineup, Opening Day, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Denard Span on adjusting his base stealing with the Nationals

Denard Span on adjusting his base stealing with the Nationals

By James Wagner  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Denard Span going back to his 2009 swing

Denard Span is using the spring to tinker with batting stance, trying to rediscover the form from his best season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:30 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 02/17/2013

Davey Johnson wants Denard Span to get acclimated to his outfield teammates

Johnson is mapping out a plan for the new center fielder to play alongside his new teammates.

By James Wagner  |  03:03 PM ET, 02/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Denard Span anxious for his first day of spring training

The Nats' new center fielder arrived early, eager to practice with his teammates for the first time.

By James Wagner  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/10/2012

What the Nationals' search for a starter tells us about them

The way this winter has unfolded reveals the Nats believe in what they are doing and success hasn’t changed their prerogative.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dan haren, denard span, Gio Gonzalez, hot stove, James Shields, Pitching, zack greinke

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 12/04/2012

The Nationals' trade for Denard Span looking better as center field market develops

As center fielders sign for big money in free agency, the Nationals' trade for Denard Span looks more valuable five days later.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:01 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alex meyer, denard span, mike rizzo

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 11/30/2012

The Nationals' next offseason priorities; can they lure Zack Greinke?

Now that the Nationals have the center fielder they have long sought, their priorities include determining who will play first base and adding a starter.

By James Wagner  |  12:49 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Ripple effects from the Alex Meyer-Denard Span trade

The Nationals' Alex Meyer-for-Denard Span trade sends a thousand ripples in a thousand different directions

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:34 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Davey Johnson loves the Denard Span trade

Manager Davey Johnson fully agreed with Mike Rizzo's decision to trade for Denard Span.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:39 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Denard Span on coming to Washington, how he was born here

The Nationals acquired the 28-year-old from the Twins on Thursday, and the center fielder has some ties to Washington, including calling it the city of his birth.

By James Wagner  |  06:58 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Nationals acquire Denard Span for Alex Meyer

The Nationals send their best pitching prospect Alex Meyer to the Twins for Denard Span.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:39 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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