|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||595.00||5.00||.282||45.00||78.00||18.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs St. Louis||5||2||0|| .400|| .400|| .400|
|vs Cloyd (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||34||8||0|| .278|| .382|| .235|
|04/20/2014||Denard Span, CF WAS||Darren O'Day, RP BAL|
|04/20/2014||Denard Span, CF WAS|
Justin Morneau, 1B COL
Mark Melancon, RP PIT
|Scooter Gennett, 2B MIL|
Chad Qualls, RP HOU
Rajai Davis, LF DET
|04/20/2014||Billy Butler, DH KC|
Denard Span, CF WAS
|Luke Gregerson, RP OAK|
Mat Latos, SP CIN
|Last 10 Games|
|Denard Span back Saturday with Nationals |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(4/19/14) Nationals center fielder Denard Span has returned to the lineup for the Saturday game against St. Louis after recovering from a concussion that has kept him out since April 11.
Span, who told MASN that he felt like he never sustained the head injury, is hoping to hit better than he had been before leaving for a minor league rehab. He had just three hits in his previous 24 at-bats to drop his average to .222.
|Denard Span gets through rehab game without issue |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/17/14) Nationals outfielder Denard Span played in his first rehab game Friday at Class A Hagerstown, as part of his recovery from a concussion.
Span played in the field and batted four times, and seemed to have no trouble, scoring three times. He went 1 for 2 with two walks, while adding an RBI.
Span is likely to play in one more rehab game before making a possible return this weekend.
|Denard Span to play rehab games Thursday and Friday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/16/14) Nationals outfielder Denard Span is expected to get three at-bats in a rehab game Thursday and four at-bats in another rehab game Friday, the team announced.
Span was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list Saturday after a baserunning collision the previous day, but he was showing improvement Tuesday and looks on track to return this weekend. He has hit .222/.300/.361 in 36 at-bats.
|Denard Span shows improvement Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/15/14) Nationals outfielder Denard Span scored higher on his concussion test Tuesday than his baseline, the Washington Post reports.
Span is already feeling better as he recovers from a concussion, and he hopes to play in rehab games this week. He was placed on the 7-day disabled list Saturday after being involved in a collision while running the bases Friday.
|Denard Span takes swings in batting cage, on field |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/14/14) Nationals outfielder Denard Span (concussion) took swings in the batting cage and batting practice on the field Monday, according to MASNsports.com.
|Denard Span made a splash in his first year in D.C. in 2013. It might have taken Span, who was acquired in a trade with the Twins in November 2012, about half a season to really warm up offensively, but his surge was better late than never. Span didn't have an awful first half, batting .263 with seven triples, 20 doubles, 25 RBI, 41 runs and 10 stolen bases in 89 games, but he really took off in the second half, highlighted by a 29-game hit streak. Span hit .302 with four triples, four home runs, eight doubles, 22 RBI, 34 runs and 10 stolen bases in 64 games after the All-Star break. Span hit .371 with a .406 on-base percentage, .492 slugging percentage and .898 OPS during his prolonged hit streak. Span's post-break success coincided with Rick Schu replacing Rick Eckstein as the team's hitting coach. Schu had Span change the placement of his hands on the bat to get more rhythm in his swing, and as you can see the results were outstanding. Still, despite his second-half performance, Span isn't going to fill up the stat sheet on a nightly basis and should only get late-round consideration.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/21/14||LAA||7:05 pm||Garrett Richards|
|4/22/14||LAA||7:05 pm||Tyler Skaggs|
|4/23/14||LAA||7:05 pm||Jered Weaver|
|4/24/14||SD||7:05 pm||Eric Stults|
|4/25/14||SD||7:05 pm||Robbie Erlin|
|4/26/14||SD||1:05 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|4/27/14||SD||1:35 pm||Ian Kennedy|