Apr 4, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span (2) at bat against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals place Denard Span on disabled list

The Washington Nationals made a handful of roster moves today that features outfielder Denard Span.

Span was injured on Friday after colliding with Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla. He has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with the Nationals calling up outfielder Steven Souza from Triple-A Syracuse. With Span nursing a concussion, Souza will pick up some decent playing time over the next week or two.

Right-handed pitcher Aaron Barrett was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse after allowing only one hit while striking out six batters over four and one-third innings of work. He’ll more than likely end up with the big league club in a month or two.

The Nationals purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse. Treinen was someone who barely missed the Opening Day roster, so it’s not a surprise that he was their first choice. This will open up a chance for him to impress the big league club in a middle relief role.

Treinen, 25, will make his Major League debut soon.

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