5 Ways Denard Span Will Impact the Washington Nationals' Lineup in 2013

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5 Ways Denard Span Will Impact the Washington Nationals' Lineup in 2013

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Washington Nationals have acquired center fielder Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for pitching prospect and 2011 first-round pick Alex Meyer.

The move comes as no surprise for the Nationals, as they've been linked with Span since a July 2011 rumor that would have sent closer Drew Storen to Minnesota.

The Nationals also filled a void in center field that they've been looking to fill for over a year.

With their effort to sign B.J. Upton spoiled by the Atlanta Braves, Span comes in as a much cheaper option than Upton, or fellow free agent Michael Bourn.

Span will make an impact on the Nationals' lineup in several ways as they enter the 2013 season and beyond.

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