Ex-Minnesota Twin Denard Span has had a nice little career for himself since he was dealt to the Washington Nationals. He’s been gone two seasons already and has some great seasons. In 2013, Span led the NL in triples and last season he led the league in hits with 184.
This season Span will have to play catchup in all of those categories. Span had surgery on Monday on a right core muscle and will miss the season opener next month. Span is projected to be out from the four to six week range.
FOX Sports mentions that the surgery Span had on Monday is like the offseason surgery he had, so that should help in the rehab process for the centerfielder.
Surgery went off successfully. That comes straight from Span.
It is another in a line of injuries for the Washington Nationals. Jayson Werth and Nate McLouth are both also nursing themselves to health after their own offseason surgeries. Hopefully injuries don’t hold back the potential the Nationals have. Washington is one of the teams favored to get to the World Series in 2015.
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Span played a total of five years in Minnesota with the Twins. He finished his Twins career with a .284 batting average with 90 stolen bases and 230 RBI in 589 games for the club.
Span was dealt in November of 2012 for Alex Meyer. Meyer still has not made his major league debut, but it is expected soon and it is expected that Meyer will be a huge part of the Minnesota Twins’ future.