Despite an inconsistent 2011 season, the Twins’ leadoff hitter is off to a fast start this year. In addition to an impressive batting average of .333 and a decent amount of extra base hits, he’s reaching base at a very good clip.
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Ryan: Span not trade bait
The Washington Nationals might want Denard Span to be their leadoff hitter, but it doesn’t sound like he’s going anywhere. Twins GM Terry Ryan tells the Washington Post Minnesota’s outfield is a “little lean”, and plans on Span hitting leadoff and playing center next year.
Twins: Span hopes to play this week
Denard Span took batting practice on Wednesday and he believes he's getting closer to playing again. "If my shoulder is ready to go, I'm going to play; if it's not ready to go, there's nothing I can do about it," he said. Span's goal is to play in the upcoming series against Texas.
Twins: Span, Pavano searching for peace of mind
Denard Span remains out of the Twins' lineup with a sore neck and shoulder, and Carl Pavano isn't anywhere close to re-joining the rotation. Span had an MRI done on his collar bone Monday and will undergo an MRI on his shoulder Tuesday. Carl Pavano will also meet with a specialist.
Twins: Span couldn't go through with MRI, admits he's claustrophobic
A bout of claustrophobia kept Denard Span from getting an MRI on his clavicle Tuesday. Span was given valium and strapped to a table, but he wasn't able to go through with being crammed in the MRI scanner. Afterward, he admitted that he is claustrophobic and he "didn't have enough valium."
Span placed on 15-day disabled list
After missing 13 of the last 17 games with a strained shoulder, the Twins placed Denard Span on the 15 day disabled list Thursday. Span played four consecutive games after missing about two weeks after suffering the injury, but it became clear to the team he wasn't healthy enough to play.
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