Denard Span Signs With Giants
Former Washington Nationals’ centerfielder Denard Span signed with the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, adding to the list of free agents the 2014 World Champs have added this off season.
The thirty-one year old and the Giants agreed to a three year deal, worth $31 million. Span had a rough 2015 season with the Nationals, appearing in just 61 games due to an injury and is still recovering from hip surgery. All of these points played a factor in the negotiations with teams this offseason.
The Giants’ focus so far this offseason has been adding depth to their pitching rotation which they have done tremendously with the additions of Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija. The acquisition of Span is a necessity in the Giants’ outfield, and will add depth to their lineup.
With the loss of Nori Aoki this winter, the Giants will now have an outfield with Hunter Pence, who will be ready for Spring Training as well as Angel Pagan and now Span; not only defensively but also offensively, this outfield is now stacked with a high baseball IQ and seasoned players who could give them the postseason berth they lacked in 2015.
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