Latest Update Nats exercised Denard Span's 9 million option Thu Oct, 30, 03:18 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.
$9 million is an absolute steal for Span who was one of baseballs best leadoff men this season hitting .302 with 94 runs, five home runs, 37 RBI and 31 SB. Span also was tied for the NL league lead with 184 hits.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
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