Nationals exercise Denard Span’s option for 2015

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As expected, the Nationals have exercised their $9 million option on center fielder Denard Span for 2015.

After a disappointing first season in Washington he bounced back to hit .302 with 31 steals and a .771 OPS, leading the league with 184 hits. It was Span’s best season since his first full year in the big leagues with the Twins in 2009.

At age 31 he’ll resume leading off and playing center field for the Nationals in his final season before free agency.