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Denard Span activated from 7-day concussion disabled list

Apr 19, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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The Nationals have activated outfielder Denard Span from the 7-day concussion disabled list. In a corresponding roster move, outfielder Steven Souza has been optioned back down to Triple-A Syracuse.

Span showed concussion-like symptoms after he collided with Braves second baseman Dan Uggla while running the bases on April 11. While it was concerning given his history, he passed a concussion test earlier this week and had no issues during two rehab games with High-A Hagerstown.

Span, 30, was hitting .222 (8-for-36) with three doubles, one triple, four RBI and a stolen base prior to going on the disabled list. The hot-hitting Anthony Rendon has been hitting leadoff during his absence, but he’ll now likely move back down to the No. 2 spot.

  1. dcarroll73 - Apr 20, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    Whenever I read about Denard Span, I can’t help but think of his lesser-known brother, Steeleye. Much like his brother, he could not hit a major league curveball, but luckily he was blessed with great musical talent. He met the love of his life, Maddie Pryor, when he formed his band, and, as they say, the rest is history.

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