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What's next for Denard Span?

What are the Twins going to do with Denard Span? John Bonnes gives reasons for trading and keeping the centerfielder. He notes that the Twins have depth in the outfield, and could use him to trade for pitching.

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.

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 stay quiet on trade deadline day

The MLB trading deadline passed Tuesday afternoon and the Twins stayed quiet, deciding to hold onto all of their players. GM Terry Ryan said he received a lot of phone calls, but none of the deals were every very close to happening. However, Denard Span had an entertaining day as rumors swirled that he was going to the Reds.

Twins power past Philadelphia, 11-7

Denard Span's leadoff homer was the first of three Minnesota long balls as the Twins pounded the Phillies, 11-7 Tuesday night at Target Field. Trevor Plouffe and Josh Willingham also homered for the Twins, who have won 10 of 13 games.

Twins rip Chicago behind Walters' complete game

P.J. Walters allowed just two runs in a complete game victory, 9-2 over the White Sox Tuesday night. The rookie righthander gave up five hits while striking out a career-high eight batters. The Twins have won 18 of its past 23 games in Chicago.

Twins blast the Brewers for third straight win

The Twins won for the third straight night with an 11-3 victory over the Brewers Friday night. Denard Span, Brian Dozier, Joe Mauer, Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau combined to go 12-25 with 11 RBI and 8 runs scored. It's Minnesota's first three-game winning streak of the season.

Span gets a day off after being 'shaken up'

Denard Span is out of the Twins' lineup for the first time this season. He says "it makes sense" to take a day off after being "shaken up" from a collision with the wall last night. Span suffered a concussion last season, but isn't experience any concussion symptoms.

Twins lose sixth straight, 7-6 to Kansas City

The Twins lost to the Royals, 7-6 at Target Field Friday night, pushing their losing streak to six games. Joe Mauer had two hits, including his first triple in two years, but pitching was the problem. Carl Pavano allowed five runs and the bullpen gave up two more in the eighth inning, giving the Royals the lead for good.

Span one of Twins few bright spot so far this season

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.

Twins pound out 20 hits to beat Angels, 10-9

Justin Morneau's two-run homer powers the Twins past the Los Angeles Angels in a wild game at Target Field. Josh Willingham added his fourth home run of the season and Joe Mauer connected on his first long ball of the year.

Terry Ryan: 'We don't have a whole heck of a lot of problems'

The Twins are a little over a week away from flying to Baltimore for the start of the 2012 season. It's fair to say the team is more optimistic about it's chances after last season's 99 loss effort. The biggest reason for the optimism is because the majority of the team is healthy. Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Nick Blackburn and Denard Span all look ready for improvements this season.

Span's injury isn't related to concussion

Twins' outfielder Denard Span has missed the last two spring training games with a stiff neck. He doesn't believe his latest injury is related to the concussion he suffered last year. Span hopes to be back on the field in a day or two.

Liriano baffles Rays in spring training loss

The Twins lost a split squad game to the Rays, 1-0 Thursday, but left the game pleased because Francisco Liriano and Denard Span played well. Liriano struck out five and allowed one hit in three innings and Span singled, walked and stole two bases.

New faces, leaders in Twins' clubhouse

There are plenty of new faces in the Twins' clubhouse this season. The likes of Joe Nathan, Michael Cuddyer, Jason Kubel and Jim Thome are gone, meaning a lot of players are adjusting to new faces and new leaders.

Span says he feels fine morning after crash

Twins outfielder Denard Span says he feels fine after smacking into a fence yesterday chasing a fly ball. Span played in just 70 games last year due to a concussion, but he tells the Star Tribune he’s not going to play cautiously this spring.

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.