Found June 19, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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Here's an interesting statistic put out by Jayson Stark yesterday; The Washington Nationals have only fielded their Opening Day starting lineup in four games this season.  That's what injuries will do to a team.  It's no wonder they've struggled so much.  However, the team is getting healthier and got one of their key players back. Amanda Comak of the Washington Times was one of the first to report of Denard Span's return.  He had been battling a foot issue thanks to his incessant ability to foul balls off his feet.  Span returned last night to play centerfield.  Unfortunately, the 29-year old's return was not enough to help the Nationals pull out a rain-soaked win against the Philadelphia Phillies. With the 4-2 loss, the Nationals have fallen to two games under .500.  They are seven games behind the first place Atlanta Braves.  In fact, the Braves are the only team in the National League East with a winning record.  This is striking considering the expectations of some of the teams in that division. Blogging for Susie Span's return should help as he settles back into the lineup.  His bat may not provide much assistance, but his defense will.  Span is hitting .256/.312/.349 this season.  In his career, Span is a .281/.353/.385 hitter.  If he can match his career line closer, he certainly be able to help offensively.  Unfortunately, though, he hasn't been able to get it going this season. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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