Nats Acquire Span from Twins for Minor Leaguer

Washington Nationals | 11/29/2012, 7:16 p.m.

The Washington Nationals today acquired center fielder Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor-league right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Span is a career .284 (669-for-2354) hitter with 105 doubles, 36 triples, 23 home runs, 230 RBI, 90 stolen bases, 254 walks, 360 runs scored in 589 big league contests spanning five seasons (2008-12) with the Twins.

Span, 28, was born in Washington, D.C., but spent the majority of his youth living in the Tampa area. He graduated from Tampa Catholic (FL) High School before being drafted by Minnesota in the first round (20th overall) of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft.

Source: Washington Nationals