Sep 10, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span (2) follows through on a swing against the New York Mets during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals open to trading Denard Span

Apparently, hitting near .280 while swiping twenty stolen bases and playing Gold Glove caliber defense in the outfield isn’t good enough for the Washington Nationals as they’re reportedly open to trading Denard Span, this according to CBS Sports and Jon Heyman:

Only a year after acquiring him, the Nationals appear willing to listen to trade inquiries on center fielder Denard Span, officials on other teams say.

Of course, that doesn’t mean the Nationals will trade Span, but it appears they’re getting their ducks in a row if they’re able to lure outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury away from Boston or Shin Soo Choo from the Cincinnati Reds.

Span isn’t overly expensive as he’s only due $6.5 million for the 2014 season with the team holding a $9 million dollar option in 2015, though with a history of just solid offense and nearing 30, the team may opt to go in a different route – especially if it can net them some additional productivity in a trade.

What exactly the Nationals would be looking for in return for Span is currently unknown.

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