Nationals place Denard Span on 7-day concussion DL

Denard Span will miss at least one week of action.
Denard Span will miss at least one week of action. (USATSI)

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Nationals center fielder Denard Span has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list, the club announced Saturday. As a corresponding move, they've recalled outfielder Steven Souza from Triple-A Syracuse.

Span was injured during the eighth inning against the Braves Friday night when he ran into Dan Uggla on his way to second base (click here to watch the highlight on

Unfortunately, this isn't the first instance of a head injury with Span. He missed 84 games in two different DL stints in 2011 due to concussion issues.

Span, 30, is hitting .222/.300/.361 with three doubles, a triple, four RBI and five runs so far this season.

Without Span, the Nationals will likely use Nate McLouth as the everyday starter in center.

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