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MLB Injury News:
Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span's right foot has taken a beating this season. Yesterday, the foot suffered its third injury of the year, as Span fouled a pitch off of it in the sixth inning. While he remained in the game, he was clearly in pain, and he later told reporters -- including Bill Ladson of MLB.com -- that his status going forward is to be determined.
"I have to see how it feels in the morning. That's
usually when it's been sore or the most painful the following morning when I
wake up," Span said.
After he fouled a pitch off his foot, Span slammed his bat down in frustration. He attempted to walk off the pain, and he was able to remain in the game. He reached on an infield single and advanced to second on an error by Mark Reynolds. Anthony Rendon then hit a single which normally would have easily scored Span, but he had to hold up at third in obvious pain.
"I couldn't move too much. Even if [third-base coach
Trent Jewett] wanted me to score, I don't think I would have had too much of a
chance," Span said. "It was hurt before that, but it didn't feel good
just to put pressure on it."
Considering the importance of Span's speed to his game, the Nationals may elect to give him some time off to rest his ailing foot. On the season, the 29-year-old has hit .256/.312/.349 with 12 doubles and six triples over 280 plate appearances.
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