• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Nationals' Denard Span undergoes hip surgery

    Nationals outfielder Denard Span underwent hip surgery Tuesday, reports MASNSports.com. Span will miss the rest of the season as a result of the surgery.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Hip surgery to end season for Nationals CF Denard Span

    Nationals center fielder Denard Span is out for the year with a left hip injury. The team has announced that he will undergo surgery Tuesday. Span played in two games this week before headed back to the disabled list. He finishes the season with a fine slash line of .301/.365/.431 and 38 runs scored in 246 at-bats.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Nationals CF Denard Span (hip) going back to DL on Thursday

    Two days after being activated from the disabled list, Nationals center fielder Denard Span is heading back to the DL on Thursday. The Nationals placed the oft-injured Span on the 15-day DL with left hip inflammation. Span missed about six weeks with back tightness, and this latest ailment appears to be related to that injury. It is not yet clear if Span will need more than the minimum 15 days before returning. The Nationals will announce a corresponding roster move on Friday.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Nationals CF Denard Span (back) not starting on Thursday

    Nationals center fielder Denard Span was out of the lineup for Thursday's series-finale with the Padres due to a recurrence of his stiff back. Span just returned from a 40-game stint on the disabled list due to back tightness, but he was expected to experience residual discomfort following his activation. "We certainly want him back as quickly as possible," Manager Matt Williams said, per MLB.com. "If he feels good enough to go, we have to make sure we monitor it as we go."

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Sore back has Nationals CF Denard Span out of Thursday lineup

    Nationals leadoff hitter and center fielder Denard Span is set to sit Thursday against visiting San Diego. Span played in just two games after returning from a seven-week absence due to a back injury. Matt Williams noted that his back is sore, which is the reason for his absence, per Comcast Sportsnet.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Nationals' Denard Span, Yunel Escobar return to lineup Tuesday

    The Nationals will receive some reinforcements in the shape of center fielder Denard Span and infielder Yunel Escobar for Tuesday's game against the Padres. Span comes off the 15-day disabled list to start in center field and bat out of the leadoff spot. Escobar, who was dealing with a lingering neck injury, will start at third base and hit out of the fifth spot in the lineup.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Nationals OF Denard Span (back) may return Tuesday

    The Nationals could receive a huge boost as they prepare for the stretch run, as center fielder Denard Span could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday, per CSNWashington.com. Span has been on the disabled list with back spasms since July 7, and without him in the lineup, Washington is 10 games under .500. He's gone 7-for-17 in six rehab appearances, which may be enough to convince the Nats to bring him up. Span has a .304/.367/.430 slash line in 59 games this season.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Nationals' Denard Span starts rehab on Sunday, goes 0 for 2

    Nationals center fielder Denard Span went 0 for 2 in his first rehab game with Class A Potomac on Sunday. Span, who has been on the disabled list since July 10, played three innings on Sunday as he continues to recover from a back injury. There has been no word as to how many rehab games Span will need before being activated from the DL. But the sputtering Nationals will certainly benefit from having him back in the lineup. Span was batting .304 with five home runs before suffering the injury.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Nationals OF Denard Span to start rehab assignment

    The Nationals assigned outfielder Denard Span to their Class A affiliate to begin his rehab assignment, reports SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Span has been out since early July due to a back issue.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Nationals OF Denard Span (back) resumes baseball activities

    Nationals outfielder Denard Span, who suffered a setback from his recovery from a back injury last week, will begin taking part in light baseball activities, per MASNSports.com. Span has been on the DL since early July after continuing to suffer from back spasms. His timetable remains in doubt.