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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