The file on Denard Span
Denard Span was selected by the Minnesota Twins with the 20th overall pick in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft out of Tampa Catholic High School.
Span finally stuck with the majors to complete his first rookie season in 2008. The 24-year-old had 102 hits, six home runs, and 47 RBI with a .294 average that year.
Minnesota Twins (2008-2012)
Span had a five-year career with the team that drafted him, leaving with 669 hits, 360 runs scored, 23 home runs and 230 RBI. His batting average in Minnesota was .284. His 10 triples in 2009 led the league.
Change of scenery
Denard Span was traded to the Washington Nationals on Nov. 29, 2012. The Twins received the Nats' first-round draft selection in 2011 and pitcher Alex Meyer.
Washington Nationals (2013-2015)
Span played three years with the Nationals, leading the league in triples in his first year with the team (11) and leading the league in hits the following year in 2014 with 184. He recorded 428 hits and 14 bombs while finishing with a .292 average.
Denard Span on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2016, agreed to terms with the San Francisco Giants on a three-year deal.