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Span's name hits trade rumor mill

Posted on: July 25, 2011 3:42 pm
Edited on: July 25, 2011 4:05 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Twins center fielder Denard Span is high on the list of priorities for the Washington Nationals, reports Amanda Comak of the Washington Times.

The reasons Span to the Nats would work are plentiful. The Nationals haven't been too secretive in looking for a center fielder of the future -- with B.J. Upton being connected to them in several rumors -- and Span would certainly qualify, as he's locked up under contract through 2014 with a club option for 2015. He's only 27 and is a good leadoff option. Of course, the question now becomes what the Twins would get in return for Span, should a deal come to fruition.

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Comak reports that Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo would listen to offers including any players, though he won't cough up what he believes to be the nucleus for the future without getting a "hefty return." Would Span be a big enough return to give the Twins closer Drew Storen or All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard? We know the Twins are looking for late-inning relief and have extra outfielders. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, however, reports the Nationals are "unwilling" to trade Storen and "reluctant" to deal Clippard. Without including either one of those pitchers, the Nationals may not be able to land Span, so it might come down to how much Rizzo covets Span.

Span is hitting .294 with a .361 on-base percentage and 32 runs scored. He's currently on the disabled list as he recovers from a concussion, but is on a Triple-A rehab assignment.

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