Harper, Span, Werth Have Nats' OF Already Set for Opening Day

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Harper, Span, Werth Have Nats' OF Already Set for Opening Day
Derick Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Life as the Washington Nationals’ center fielder, Denard Span has learned in his first month on the job, includes the voice coming constantly from his left. He hears Jayson Werth before every at-bat, instructing him where to stand from right field. Span sees the hand gestures Werth makes between pitches, messages to adjust a step or two. Span knows by now when to glance over to confirm an opinion. “If somebody throws a nasty pitch, he’ll look at me and make a face like, ‘That was nasty,’ ” Span said. “He just keeps it fun out there. Fun and loose.”

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