Found November 09, 2013 on
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After a season in our nation’s capital, outfielder Denard Span may find himself on the move once again. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Nationals will listen to offers on the center fielder as they pursue free agent Jacoby Ellsbury.
The former Twin, enjoyed a solid season in his first test of National League ball last year posting a batting line of .279/.327/.380 in 153 games, while providing his usual stellar defense finishing with a 2.51 range factor in center field. The inhabitant of a budget friendly contract, Span is due to make $6.5 MM next season with a 2015 option for $9 MM.
With the Nationals looking to make a splash in free agency, it’s plausible that Span could still be moved even if Washington fails to entice Ellsbury sign. The option to shift Bryce Harper to centerfield, and attempt to nab a corner outfielder through trade or free agency remains in play as the Nationals look for a return to postseason play.
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