Latest Update Denard Span is not in the Nationals' starting lineup for Game 2 on Friday. Fri Sep, 26, 04:52 PM
Excels as a table-setter and scores lots of runs. Has gap power and the ability to stretch doubles into triples. Can cover the ground in center field.
Flaws: : Lacks power, so he is reduced to leadoff or bottom-of-the-order duties in the majors. Can be a little bit too injury-prone, especially with his legs.
Span has battled a knee issue all week and played in the first game of Friday's doubleheader. He is just getting rest on Friday night. He should play on Saturday.Analyst: David Kerr
Span left Tuesday's game with a bruised knee, but will play in at least one game of the Nationals' doubleheader against Miami on Friday.Analyst: David Kerr
Span missed the first game as well due to his lingering knee issues. Consider him day-to-day but the Nats could just hold him out for the duration of the season to rest him for the playoffs. Nate Schierholtz makes a rare center field appearance in his stead.Analyst: Howard Bender
Span bruised his knee on Tuesday making a diving catch and will take a rest on Wednesday. Span should be fine and return to the lineup in the next couple of days. With the Nationals already assured a spot in the playoffs, they'll let Span heal up fully before returning to the field.Analyst: Ben Diamond