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Span scores three runs for Hagerstown in minor league rehab game

Apr 17, 2014, 8:43 PM EDT

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Nationals center fielder Denard Span completed his first minor league rehab assignment on Thursday night with the Single-A Hagerstown Suns, going 1-for-2 with three runs, an RBI and two walks.

Span also played five innings in center field before he was removed from the game. He walked in his first at-bat and later scored on a throwing error by Lakewood shortstop J.P. Crawford.

In Span’s second at-bat he reached on an infield single, a line drive that was deflected by pitcher Alejandro Atreaga. He scored two batters later on a single by John Wooten.

Span reached base in his third at-bat on a fielder’s choice infield groundball. He then scored on a Wooten double.

Span’s fourth at-bat came in the bottom of the fourth inning where he walked with two outs. The next batter then flew out to end the inning.

Span is currently on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion he suffered Friday night in Atlanta. He took a hit to the head when running from first to second base as Braves infielder Dan Uggla collided with him above the shoulders.

Span is expected to play at least one more minor league game before he is eligible to return from the DL on Saturday.

Span tweeted after the game that “everything felt ok.”

We should have more on this story after tonight’s Nationals and Cardinals game when manager Matt Williams speaks to the media.

  1. Joe Seamhead - Apr 17, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Get back soon, Denard! You can’t by chance be able to play catcher, shortstop, and centerfield at the same time can you?

  2. NatsNut - Apr 17, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    I was going to tell him he might prefer to stay there. The view is awful here.

  3. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Good on you Span… Hurry back soon.

  4. Doc - Apr 17, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Den, don’t come back to the Nats’ club house until Matty is finished giving hell to the players!

    Jeezus, it was like a ST game with full time big leaguers!!!!

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